A day at the zoo

Started with a ride on the carousel. Last year when I took the girls on the carousel Rachel said she wanted to too, but as soon as it started she leaned off her horse and clung to my neck, and all this while I was holding the then 1-year-old Gabi. Last week when we went to the baseball game the girls rode the carousel there and they both loved it, so we did the zoo carousel again, and both girls loved it again.

Then we looked at a bunch of the animals. Both Rachel and Gabi really like animals, so that was fun. We also ate lunch.

Next we went to the splash park there. It was a pretty hot day, and and the water felt great. Gabi really didn’t want to leave, but it was getting late, and both girls were getting tired. (Not to mention me and Grandma who was there too.)

We really wanted to see the new polar bear and sea lion display, so we went there before we left. We didn’t stay too long because we were all seriously getting worn out.
They both fell asleep in the car on the way home. Not surprised at all!

That evening we got together with Jeff’s mom and Brian and Amber and watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 in anticipation of seeing part 2 today. Rachel and Gabi played with their cousin Rose while the “grown-ups” watched the movie. At least that was the plan. Its success was suspect. It was a very long day and the girls had yet another late bed time.

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