Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Trip to the Zoo

It has been a busy couple of weeks in our house!  Between school lessons and trying to get the inside of the house painted, there has been little time for anything else.  Today, however, we made time for a fun field trip to the Greenville Zoo.  It has been a while since we have visited the zoo and the children were eager to go.

We met my sister, niece and the two little boys my sister babysits at the zoo.  The little ones couldn't wait to see the animals. 

Little Man has been pouring over his animal book in great anticipation of seeing the real, living creatures at the zoo.  He had his pages ready to take into the zoo for reference.  A-Man, who is three, had to hold the map in order to be like Little Man.  The two were inseparable during the trip.  Little Man isn't use to having a little shadow following him.  He enjoyed being the big boy.

The zoo was nice and quiet during our visit.  A few families with little ones walked the trails leading to the various exhibits.  The Greenville Zoo has updated many of its enclosures and added exhibits to make it even more child friendly.  The zoo was a perfect size for smaller children.  They are not overly stimulated or tired when they are done visiting.  

A-Man, Egee, and Little Man having fun at the zoo!
After we finished visiting the zoo, we took the children to Cleveland Park for a picnic and play.  The park is adjacent to the zoo and has a fun playground. 

Playing on the twisty things.

 A perfect ending to a fun morning out at the zoo!