Taking the Monkeys to the Zoo

The boys were off of school on Monday for a teacher workday.  Instead of rattling around the house looking for things to keep them occupied, I decided to make good use of our zoo pass.

Wildman and Cutie Pie donned their swim trunks so they could take advantage of the wading pools.  Hauling up a crab trap was loads of fun too.

They loved checking out the stingrays!

The touch tank with its horseshoe crabs was a hit as well.

Of course, we couldn’t leave without visiting the vet lab where the boys helped a dolphin and an armadillo get better.  I think the dolphin’s blowhole was clogged…

After a picnic lunch we wandered around in search of spider monkeys.  They were no where to be found.  Perhaps they were resting?  Their cage was empty.  Wildman was a little disappointed not to see his favorite monkeys.  However, he perked right up when we stopped to rest and have fruit snacks.  Fruit snacks cure most cases of the blues I’ve found.

Cutie Pie got pretty tired from all of the walking so we headed home around 1 PM.

We hadn’t been to the zoo in a long time so it was nice to enjoy a break from school with the animals 🙂