Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Family Day Out @ Perth Zoo

On Saturday Jeff & I took the kids to the Perth Zoo, which they always love. We started with the Asian rainforest animals (Abigail asked to see the monkeys and elephants) and then made our way past the African savannah animals (my personal favourites are the rhinos). We enjoyed the orangutans (Anna's favourites) and then while I loitered feeding Samuel by the Galapagos tortoises in the South American section, Jeff took the kids to see the bats and insects (Joshua's choice). The funniest part of the day was checking out the meerkats and realising that two of them were hard at work making meerkat babies.

We try and go to the zoo several times throughout the year and often time it for visits from the kids' grandparents. This was our most successful visit so far because for the first time Abigail was able to walk around the zoo for the entire trip and not hae to be pushed in the pram. It probably helped that we went up the steepest hill early on and the rest of the day wandered back down. Still, walking for 4 hours is a big ask for a girl who is only 2 and a half.

The kids all fell asleep in the car on the way home - no big surprise - and Jeff and I had big smiles over our faces. It was a splendid day.

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