Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Wednesday of last week we finally let our butterflies go...the kiddos were so excited to see them fly off into sky. I think this is the first year that I didn't have any tears as we let them go! 

On Thursday, we went our local zoo. It is a perfect size zoo for our kinders. Not too big and not too small. I say local, but it is still about an hour and 10 minutes away from our school, which makes for a LONG bus ride for the kiddos and for teachers!!! Loud, silly kids = teacher's needing ibuprofen! haha! 

The weather was a little chilly...not very seasonal weather for the end of May. We all had to wear jackets to stay warm! But thank goodness the rain held off! 

Once we got the the zoo, the kiddos were sent off with their chaperone to visit all the animals and take a train ride through the zoo. Some students were even able to feed the giraffes! How fun! 

There is also a small petting zoo where students can feed some farm animals and pet them. Which the kiddo's enjoy as well. 

One of the neatest parts of the whole day, was getting to hear the lions making their loud grunting noises. You could hear them all the way across the zoo! We think that the female and the male were fighting over who was in charge in their cage!! 

And then the female went to sleep...maybe to ignore the male (haha) or just out of frustration or exhaustion. 

The lions weren't the only ones who liked the attention from all their noise...I think the monkeys were showing off too! They were screeching so loudly to get everyone's attention. At first the kiddos thought it was birds...but as they soon learned, it was the wild and silly monkeys swinging around on the ropes. 

We also saw a jaguar...well two of them actually. One was just sitting there staring at all of the people and the other one kept creeping in and out of their building every time someone tried to snap a picture. Well....later, we found out why...he was trying to go to the bathroom (which he ended up doing right in front of us...but I guess when ya gotta go, ya gotta go). 

This is the one who let it all out in front of us!
Later, when we went to see the elephants, someone behind us had peanuts and were throwing them to the elephants. It is REALLY AMAZING to watch an elephant pick up a teeny tiny peanut with that big ol' trunk! Just amazing! 

Here are some of the other beautiful animals we saw at the zoo that day.

Bald Eagle 

And then, just to show how exhausted the kiddo's were...here is a picture of one of my cherubs who fell asleep on my lap...I could have joined her, had I not had 50 other kinders on the bus :) 

So all in all, it was a great day!! How can you not have fun at the zoo!?!?!?!

9 more days for us...and then...SUMMER BREAK!!

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