To the Zoo with Cousins

We were privileged to get to go to the zoo with family the day before Thanksgiving. (This is getting up late, but that’s just how it goes sometimes.) I never know which is more fun at the zoo: watching the animals or watching the kids. They had so much fun especially since they had cousins to go with.



One funny thing happened. I was hanging behind with my husband because he was trying to take some pictures of the ducks and all the kids (six, ages 8 and under) ran ahead with my sister-in-law. A mom with one child came through the doors as we were going out. They had just seen our little mob. The little girl was looking up at her mom saying, "Mom, why does that lady (my sister-in-law) have so many kids?" I had to chuckle.

I still had to regularly count all the kids to make sure that we had six of them with us. G’tums has this very bad habit of wandering off. Sometimes I can be standing there calling and calling him, but something else has his attention and he doesn’t hear me. Anyway, even though we did have to chase him down a few times, we had the best helpers–his older cousins. They kept really good track of him.

G'tums with cousins

The favorite thing at the Portland Zoo is feeding the Lorikeets. The kids love it. I’m not too sure about it, because there is no shelter to hide from the birds and I’ve been bombed before in their cage. This time we all made it out safely.

Zippy With Lorikeet

This is one of the pictures of the ducks that my husband managed. It’s my favorite shot from the day.

Pintail Duck

4 thoughts on “To the Zoo with Cousins

  • December 4, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Ah yes. A Pintail

  • December 4, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    That is really funny! I have six kids ages 8 and under!! We have people stop to comment on our large family EVERY time we are in public-no joke. We have a double stroller and the 4 kids who are not in the stroller MUST keep one hand on the stroller at all times. It's the only way I can keep up with them all.

  • December 4, 2008 at 1:47 pm

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  • December 5, 2008 at 7:12 pm

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