We received a wonderful gift for Christmas that every family needs: a zoo membership! We've been trying to take full advantage of it lately and today was such a day. The boys were very excited to learn that the very esteemed (by children) Wild Kratt Brothers were coming to our very own Brookfield Zoo for a show.
The zoo opened early for members since apparently last year when they came, there was at least TWO hours of traffic backed up for miles to get in. Apparently, this show is pretty popular:)
So we went early and met a long-time friend and her two kiddos! We were lathered in sunscreen and armed with tons of water since it was a blazing hot sun today and 93 degrees. What a day to sit out in the sun!
We played on the playground for awhile with our spots already staked out (future concert preparation for our kids:) and ate an early lunch until finally it was time! Zakkai was really sleepy until the crowd started roaring and then he perked right up:)
For those of you not up on your Wild Kratt trivia, Martin (who always wears blue) and Chris (who always wears green) are brothers who go to the amazon and jungles and look for wild animals. They have a cartoon/live show that the boys sometimes watch on PBS. They told a whole amazon story complete with lots of animal noises that the audience had to participate in like the hissing crocodiles and snorting wild pigs and the flapping wings of the macaw. It was pretty fun.
If you like that sort of thing, I mean:)
Missy was getting sleepy but she chilled in her stroller during the show, bathed in sweat. Poor thing!
She was SUPER sleepy a little while later after the show and fell asleep 2.3 seconds after we got home and slept for 3 hours!
We had to stop and see a few animals on our way out like the bears, wolves and Samuel and my favorite: the giraffes:) Such a beautiful, peaceful animal!
Here's Zakkai being a 5 year old kid:)
And my growing-up-too-fast Samuel. He had me count down how many days til his birthday today. Only 26 days til he turns 7. Waaaaaah!
This is a truly horrible picture but please allow me to delight your taste buds by telling you how truly wonderful this was. We had breakfast for dinner tonight and part of our delicious traditional Sunday meal was a stuffed french toast with peach sauce. It was D.I.V.I.N.E. I shall share the recipe soon...
And after dinner, Eliana got silly with her brother and climbed on him to play games and inspect his all-time favorite shirt (Angry Birds!). He had her giggling so hard!