Monday, May 7, 2012
Every year my Grammie gives everyone cash for Christmas. Usually we put it in the bank account and we don't really earmark it for anything. This year we decided to put it toward something specific that the entire family could enjoy, the Philadelphia Zoo. Usually a trip to see the monkeys or the big cats is a special treat that you only get to do once or twice a year. We figured that we could give the family the gift of animals, outdoors, and exercise any nice day of the year. Today was the first time we were able to take advantage of our membership.
Paddy was off of school and I hate having the kids sitting around. The forecast was for mild weather and with public schools in session, the zoo would be the perfect place to spend the day. So we slapped on some sunscreen, packed our lunches, and jumped in the big ol' minivan. I took a chance and left the stroller in the car. I knew Paddy could handle it, but it was an experiment with Micky to see how far we'd get through the enormous zoo. They only really wanted to see the tigers and the monkeys, so I figured we'd get those out of the way just in case the Mickster's short, little legs couldn't make the whole trip. Turns out, that was just the beginning.