What a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with my family! The weather was nice when we needed it to be nice, and rained warm rain on my flowers when we weren't outside. It was perfect. After a long trip to / from Ireland last week, I was definitely ready for a long weekend. I was also ready to spend time with the family.
The highlight of the weekend was taking the family to the Riverbanks Zoo. I know, not too exciting, and I really didn't think Cameron would like it, because he has been to it several times, but we all had a really great time. It was sad to see the day end and find ourselves heading home. We all really enjoyed it. We didn't rush. We spent time letting the kids do the things they wanted to do, and the best part was... the kids got along fabulously! It was great. We were all sad to see the day come to an end. I was able to get some great pictures of our trip.
I asked the kids on the way home what their favorite part was.... it was a unanimous "spending time together as a family". I guess we don't do that enough if that was their favorite part of the trip. That should be a given!
Me and the kids at the zoo
The grizzly bear
This was the most beautiful Toucan
My very handsome son in a bamboo forest
It was very warm, so this elephant was cooling himself
Cam and Anna on "the rock"
The giraffe were beautiful
Not sure what this "red bottomed" animal was called, "butt" they were interesting :)
Look closely at this bird. It was beautiful. Maybe you can blow up the picture if you can not see it with it this small. Look closely at it. You will see bright yellow eyes on either side of the branch. I tried forever to get a picture of this bird because I thought it was so pretty.
Most would not find this bird beautiful, however I thought the colors were stunning.
This was the most interesting bird of the bunch. It is called a rhinoceros horned bill. It had a VERY loud call.... almost like a bark.
Tim and the kids
Cameron and Anna scoping out their next adventure
Isn't this an amazing picture?
I call this one dinner... yummm!