For a while, my parents have wanted to take the kids to the zoo where they took me when I was little. This trip was the perfect chance!
An unexpected bonus: the zoo membership Nana and Poppy got the twins for their birthday got us all in free! So, we splurged on tickets for the horses and the train.
Riding the horses was a big deal because they went without me! They looked so big on those horses.
Allie's horse was named Tinkerbelle. She was so thrilled!
We saw some cool animals
The noisy gibbon
Papa bought some food and let them feed the llamas and the goats.
Ryan and Allie checked out what it would be like if they hatched from an egg.
We spent some time hamming it up at the photo boards
We ate some lunch (you might think that is boring, but I ordered the kids chocolate milk...it was one of Ryan's favorite things at the zoo!)
When we were all finished, we went to the depot to wait for the train.
Waving at the train going by (it goes around twice)
The kids were so excited when we got on the train!
And I got the picture I wanted. See, somewhere there is a picture of me, when I was about the twins' age, riding on the train with my parents and grandparents (I looked for it, but apparently I don't have a copy here...)! It was so much fun to get a similar photo for my kids!