In our family we love happy surprises! So this morning we loaded in the trusty Highlander, with Uncle Alexander, off to Kylie's surprise location. As we passed by the huge bronze elephant statures at the entrance, Ky realized that we were at the zoo. That in and of itself would have been enough to thrill her, but soon she was elated to see both of her Grandmas and her Unca Adham and CiCi (who she is just now starting to call Aunt Taci ~ neither Traci or I are ready for her to be growing up so...). And just when she thought the surprises were over, along came cousin Tissa (Tricia) and the Triple As (Adam, Abby & Andrew).
It was a beautiful day, perhaps bordering on uncomfortably warm for a bit, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time together while checking out the wildlife! (I did get some cool shots of several animals today, but I figure that everyone has seen giraffes, elephants and sea lions before...)
So close to a great picture of six kids...
Every trip to the zoo on a hot day deserves a good snack break!
Perhaps my favorite shot of the day.
We saved the sea lions til last and were rewarded by having the underwater viewing area to ourselves.
The location for a birthday meal after the zoo? Where else can a girl get a "burgur wif lossa pick-uls and kech-up AND a banilla mick-sake?"