Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lions, Tigers and Panda Bears!


We finally made it to the National Zoo for the first time last week, and can you believe that this was Brendan’s first visit to a zoo- ever?! The weather was so beautiful and with low humidity, so I wanted to take advantage of it and head up to DC. The zoo was a perfect choice and Brendan was so excited. It was all he could talk about for 24 hours before we went. And of course, it didn’t hurt that Josh was going to be there too.


Once we got there, Brendan wasn’t as impressed as I thought he would be but he still enjoyed getting to see all the different animals. The only animal he was super psyched to see was the elephants.


He kept wanting the elephants to go in the water and he was a little disappointed that they didn’t follow his instructions.

We saw lots of other animals, although this is about as good as it got at the Panda habitat.

IMG_8375 The panda was hiding and I only saw a brief glimpse of its butt as it walked behind some trees. Oh well, this picture works for me.

IMG_8385 And this is how the afternoon ended. Brendan so worn down that he was in tears and Alex napping away in the stroller. Good times.

Best part was that when we got home, both my boys took long naps. Heaven!

All in all, this was a great trip and makes me love DC even more. This area has so many family-friendly activities and exciting things to do- we need to get out there more often and I’m hoping this summer we have the chance to explore the city more. I’m planning on making up for such a lackluster summer last year- hurray for not being pregnant in the summertime!

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