|The Zoo Crew|
MJ's mom and cousin are in town and they brought the kids. The #1 ranked Zoo in the United States is in our backyard. MJ has never been, which makes no sense especially since military gets in free. I haven't been in a million years myself so it was a perfect group outing for Saturday. We loaded ourselves into the rented mini van and spent the day walking miles and miles all over the world famous San Diego Zoo. The place is huge. Just when you think you saw all the animals you wanted to see you realize you missed out on the Kangaroo's and the Rhinoceros's. These animals are so interesting to look at. I could probably stare at the Gorilla's for hours. I love the slow rhythmic way they move. Not quite upright but also not quite downright as they use their front knuckles to get where they are going. Their faces are so serious and their eyes so intelligent. What are they are thinking about-besides why the F are all these people staring at us and what do they want? Giraffe's have the cutest faces. They are like a horse gone wrong but not because their long legs and neck transform them in their own unique and beautiful way. The Rhinoceros walked in circles and the Kangaroo's just laid there. I was really excited to see pouches but these didn't have them. MJ has seen ones taller then him roaming around in the motherland of Australia so he probably was not too impressed but they were still cool to see.
The San Diego zoo is exhausting. The San Diego Zoo with little ones is REALLY exhausting. That day alone totally validated our decision not to have any. At one point the 1 year old and the 3 year old were wailing at the same time. The little one was kind of cranky all day and the 3 year old hit his face on metal hand rails twice in a row after repeatedly being told not to run off. The weather was not too hot, not too cold; just perfect for a long day outside. We covered as much ground as we could but when the kids got too tired it was time to go.
I'm really proud of myself for resisting the urge to take a million animal pics that will only take up space on my hard drive and be really boring to look at later.
|Me and my two mom's (Mom in Law and Mom)|
Both of the kids have the same name. The bigger T came inside with two flowers from outside and said Happy Mother's day. He tried to give one of them to me but I said I'm not a mother, and handed it to my mom in law. I was the only female there that wasn't a mother. Story of my life; but he didn't understand that. Not five minutes later he came back inside with one for me and said Happy Mother's Day. How sweet. I guess he didn't want me to be left out. You can't refuse such a sweet gesture so I laughed and took it. We put them in our hair.
The little T is really sweet too. He's just as squishy and cuddly as he can be. Kids definitely have their adorable moments but it's still nice to be able to send them home.