Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fall Break Fun 2013: Fun family outings

We spent one day at the zoo and another at the McWane Center while we were in Birmingham.  The weather was perfect and we all had such a great time!  We had not been to the Birmingham zoo in a couple of years so it was fun to see different animals than the ones we see all of the time at our zoo.  Plus they were decorated for their Halloween events so that made even more to see!

There were lots of extra things out to decorate for Boo at the Zoo.  Isabel wanted her picture made with her favorite princess.

At first we were disappointed when we got to see the tiger and it was sleeping.  However it almost immediately got up to walk around and get something to drink. The kids loved watching it move around and felt like they were right next to it!

My little man does love the animals but I think climbing to see the animals is actually his favorite part.

Isabel also likes the animals but I think following the map is her favorite part.
The giraffes are always a favorite but this time a zoo keeper pointed out the pregnant giraffe and explained that she would be pregnant for 12-13 months.  Wow!

The zookeeper was letting these massive tortoises outside right as we walked over.  It was fun to see each one come outside and SLOWLY walk around.  The best for Isabel was the little baby tortoise that was the last out!

These guys were HUGE!!

There was a stand like this for every single superhero and Will demanded asked politely to have his picture taken in every. single. one!  This is a little sneak peek for Halloween! :)

Who doesn't want their picture taken with a huge spider?

Gotta love pictures next to the skull with spinning eyes!

These goats made us laugh so hard.  What are they doing???

We always love the McWane Center!  There were a couple of huge school groups there the day we went which made it a little crazy but we still had fun.  My kids (and husband apparently) love the interactive things where they can see themselves on the screens!

These things are always fun.  Too bad the picture of Josh's face impression didn't turn out!

They loved watching the stingrays and sharks but only Josh and I were willing to stick our hands in to touch them.  It definitely didn't help when the lady explained that they were slippery because they were covered with a thin layer of mucus.  Ha!


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