Pictures, The Kids

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Yesterday we went to the zoo with Christie, Turner and Everett! It was such a beautiful day, the temp was just right! First we stopped at McDonald’s for some lunch. It was ridiculously crazy in there, There were huge lines, but everyone had already ordered and they were waiting on food. We haven’t had McD’s in a long time so it was pretty good in that “oh this is so fattening, yet so good” kind of way, LOL! We got to the zoo and went straight for the bathrooms! Katie was in big girl underwear and she did awesome. No accidents during the whole time we were out!! I’m so very proud of her πŸ™‚ We went to Asia Quest which is new and saw the new tigers. They are sisters and so beautiful. Got a lot of pics of them! Then on to the manatees, gorillas, carousel and then it was time to leave! We were there for a few hours. Anyway, here are a ton of pictures. Dial-up beware, there are 32 pictures!!!!


Katie, me, Brianna, Turner, Christie and Everett!

Everett and Katie!

Everett “reading” the map!

And we’re off! Christie and Everett in the lead. Katie, Brianna and Turner in tow!

Looking at the big map, Christie pointing out our first stop, Asia Quest!

Had to check out the rhino’s! Katie’s favorite πŸ™‚

Katie taking a peek at baby Bhodi, the elephant!

Baby Bhodi πŸ™‚ Very cute πŸ™‚

Amazing! The tigers came right up to the glass! They were beautiful!


Love this pic, wish it was one of my children in the picture LOL..

The tigers are 2 years old! So Katie’s age, they are so big already!

Getting some shade! Asia Quest is new at the Columbus Zoo, this is phase 1 and phase 2 is going to be open in November. Can’t wait!

Getting a picture of 4 is very difficult, this is the best one! Baby Everett, Katie, Brianna and Turner!

Katie looking for the lions and Brianna not wanting her picture taken!

Time for an apple juice break!

On the way to the manatee’s!

Turner and and Brianna trying to be flamingos, while Katie watches the pretty birds!

The coral reef in the aquarium!

Mr. Gorilla eating some lettuce!

Turner, Katie and Brianna checking out Mr. Gorilla!

Crazy bonobo’s. The baby ones were so frisky. The one’s to the right are trying to go at it..

Katie on her carousel horse!

Brianna pouting because we didn’t go to the petting zoo or the ponies.

Brianna and Katie waiting for the carousel to start!

Katie up close!

Brianna still not to happy with me, but letting me take her picture!

The people behind us took  a pic, Katie turned her head 😦

Had to check out the alligator…

Brianna and Katie ready to go home, finishing up their oreos and juice!

Turner having some oreo goodness and Christie in the background loading up the stroller.

Everett wishing he had oreos LOL!

11 thoughts on “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”

  1. Looks like you guys had a great time! The pictures are beautiful, makes me want to see if the Jacksonville zoo is still open and take Piper. πŸ™‚


  2. FUN! Now that it’s cooling down, I think Andy and I and the girls need to take a trip to the zoo! πŸ™‚ Perfect time to go πŸ˜€ I’m totally LoL’ing that the baboons pictures roflmao That other little one is giving them SUCH a look hahahaha Looks like you all had a GREAT time! πŸ™‚


  3. Your zoo rocks!

    Seriously, they are too precious. I love the pouty Brianna one! I hated when my parents took pictures of me when I was mad. But they are fun to look back on.


  4. Aw, looks like you all had so much fun!! I wish we had a Zoo here 😦

    Brianna is sooooo tall and Katie is so pretty! You are of course gorgeous as usual!! Miss you girlie!


  5. Slowly and quietly easing my way back into LJ…I just added you, add me back? Hope you are doing well, I have been thinking of you a lot!



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