Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Minnesota Zoo

We headed to the Minnesota Zoo last week for one last time before the summer comes to an end.  We will still go during the fall and winter but it was nice to head there one more time before school starts.

The Minnesota Zoo is so much fun and there is so much to do there besides just see animals.

They have a splash area where the kids can run around at get wet.  We normally bring their swim suits but this time they went in their clothing.  They also have a few different play areas and we usually stop at both and let the kids run around.

There are so many fun exhibits and so many animals to see.  We actually caught the bird show this time and the kids love it.  They love seeing all the different birds.

We usually always bring a lunch with us because really the food is not that great at all and it is super expensive.  We do however always get a treat and it is almost always dip and dots.  I love dip and dots and you can't get them at very many places.

We spend about 3 or 4 hours there and that is enough time.  We usually can only do the indoor trails or the outdoor trails in that time.  It would take all day to do the entire zoo and the kids just do not have the energy for it and either do I.

I also love being able to capture pictures there and just enjoy time with the kids, my mom and the animals.

I am sure we will be back sooner then later!!  Letting the kids run and get all the energy out is worth the drive and time!


Anonymous said...

What a neat zoo! We'll have to check it out if we're ever working up there! Your girls are ALWAYS dressed so cute!

Sharstin said...

i love a good zoo day! looks like so much fun!

Paige said...

It looks like you guys had a great time, as always1 I am glad that you posted about this because it reminds me that I need to take CB to the zoo this year!

Jennifer said...

CUTE pictures! I love Alex's shirt and Avin's leggings!

Meant to be a mom said...

How fun! It looks like the kids all had a great time together :).

Your kids are seriously the most beautiful children. I mean it. And it just adds to the absolute cuteness that you have great style and always have them dressed to impress.

Stephanie said...

Cool Zoo!!!!!! Ours is one you can spend a couple of hours in tops.

There is the state zoo about an hour and a half away and it's really cool - you can spend a lot more time there but we don't go often.