After living in Peoria for over two years, we finally made it to the Peoria Zoo!
The boys and I at least. We met some friends at the park and there was picnicking involved.
Then some playing on the playground.
Then we headed over to the zoo.
First everyone compared their size of bird's wing spans.
And continued on.
We saw black swans.
One of the Moms bought all the kids a stick of bird feed.
So they fed the birds for a while.
Miles got scolded by a zookeeper for trying to walk off the path to get aquatinted with this kangaroo.
So Emily and Emma helped keep tabs (hands) on him after that.
We saw the giraffes.
And in this cage.... a tarantula!
(Miles has still been talking about this!)
Next they brought out a snake.
After the presentation, the kids all lined up and got to touch it.
Next we saw the sea lion.
Then we all got on a scale to find out we weigh more than a gorilla.
Miles tried to pick on a porcupine.
And hit his head on the Gila Monster's glass because he was so excited to see it!
He likes creepy crawly lizards.
The meerkats were too fast to be in this photo, but the boys loved watching them.
Then climbed around like monkeys on the climbing wall.
They also slid down a whale.
Miles reached through the fence to pet a goat before we left.
Cooper enjoyed it mostly because we were with friends, but Miles, my little animal lover, really loved the zoo.
We all had fun!