Sunday at The Phoenix Zoo

the phoenix zoo - many hats of a mom blogger

Ryan and I took our three little monkeys to the Phoenix Zoo this weekend. The weather was A-MAZING and is was so great to get out of the house and do something as a familyI put on my running shoes for the first time in forever and off we went.

We got into the Zoo one hour before it opened and it felt like we had the entire park to ourselves. Literally, we only saw about 10 people until about 9am. Just when I thought the day couldn’t get any better, I saw a Starbucks sign! You guys, the Zoo finally offers Starbucks brewed coffee. The “Jungle Java” shop opens at 8:30am so I patiently waited. Dear Zoo – don’t make a girl wait 30 minutes. Start selling coffee right when you open. Kthx.

Baby Nolan was perfect. He slept for the first hour then got up to eat, then went back down. I’m telling you … he’s a dream. We spent 3 hours at this place and he didn’t even fuss once. All of the kids did great. Funny story: As Ryan and Kelsey were walking towards the petting zoo area they ended up about 20 feet in front of us. Colton shouted, “Hey guys. Wait for us. WE ARE FAMILY!” It was hilarious. Where do these kids pick up these things?

Kelsey only pouted one time (she’s my child, after all) but, unlike me as a child, her pouting sessions only last about 5 minutes and then she’s over it. Seeing the lions was a huge hit for the kids (and us too!). It was like every animal was out and about on this morning.

Here are some pictures from our day.

the phoenix zoo - many hats of a mom blogger

the phoenix zoo - many hats of a mom blogger

phoenix zoo mom blogger

phoenix zoo mom blogger

the phoenix zoo mom blogger

The cutest little farmer I ever did see.

the phoenix zoo mom blogger

the phoenix zoo mom blogger

the phoenix zoo mom blogger

It took all of Ryan and my willpower not to devour this pretzel. The kids were eating it so slowly, it was torture! We survived though – however, I’m still thinking about it … and that cheese.

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the phoenix zoo mom blogger

Starbucks for the win!

phoenix zoo many hats of a mom blog

The Phoenix Zoo - Many Hats of a Mom Blog

phoenix zoo mom blogger

phoenix zoo mom blogger

Six weeks old and such a snuggler.

phoenix zoo many hats of a mom blog

This moment was so cute. Ryan was coming back with my coffee when suddenly Colton shouted, “Monster!” and took off running towards Ryan with this stick.

phoenix zoo many hats of a mom blog

Kelsey was bummed that she didn’t have a stroller so Ryan carried her like this for a bit. This man of mine is everything.

And that’s a wrap!

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