Today, Payton has been so hyper and wound up that we knew we wouldn't last after school. Matt and I decided we'd take the boys to the zoo after school since trying to keep them happy inside would be 1000 times more work. This is our first family zoo trip since Maxwell was born. And with our annual memberships, I'm sure it won't be the last. We go at least once a week during the summer.
It was a cool, but sunny day; just under 50 degrees. We got there just an hour before the zoo closed, so most people were leaving already. Payton said he wanted to see the hippo, the polar Bear, the Tigers and the penguins. We set up our plan and got underway. We had told Payton to bring his kid tough digital camera so he could take pictures. He got a few good ones and was very happy to tell everyone we passed that he was there to take pictures. Maxwell just enjoyed his time on my back, hanging out where he could see everything.
The time we spend as a family means so much to me. It's not like I could go to the zoo with someone else's family and have it mean that much. Only my little family of four.