A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sacramento Zoo


A crazy thing happened recently:  Paul and I found ourselves alone with only one child.  We could hardly believe it all came together, but it did.  So, we took just Katie to the Zoo.


Here she is, checking out the flamingos.  Funny thing, every time I took her OUT of the stroller to see the animals better, she wanted to get right back IN the stroller as soon as she was done looking.


No running off with this kid.  She is content to be wheeled about like a princess from exhibit to exhibit.


Daddy lifting her up to get a better view of the munching giraffe in the background.


Sacramento Zoo is a small zoo.  It doesn't take very long to walk around the whole place.  They don't have the variety or the quantity of the larger zoos.  But we did have some fun sightings, like this snow leopard, above.  And we did get to see one of the large cats getting a check up and blood draw in the veterinary hospital viewing windows.


Female lion, cat napping


Male lion, pacing and looking at Katie and another small child like they would make a tasty snack.


Somewhere, I have pictures of my big kids all lined up on this snake slide.


Miss Katie was hesitant at first, but she went up a couple times.  They have a new playground on the other side of this structure now, although they've taken out the spider web rope climber.

It was a nice morning out, just the 3 of us.  Paul said people probably thought we were an infertile couple, out with our only child.  Made me laugh to think about, but then when I was made eye contact with a very pregnant mama, who was chasing 3 stair step boys, I realized how true it was.

Although we had fun together, Katie was happy to see Hannah when we picked her up from school.  She's not used to being alone.

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11 comments:

  1. Your daughter probably felt special to have her parents all by herself. It looks like she had a great time!

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    1. It was a really nice change for me, too. I'm so used to "counting" the whole time I'm out in public, to make sure we have everybody. One kid in a stroller was like a vacation!

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  2. This is such a sweet post. It must have been really special to spend time alone with your little girl :). She is such a doll. I found your blog via the Mommy Bloggers website and I just wanted to stop in and say hi and that I love your blog. I blog over at www.adventuresofnobleandpond.com and am a Board Member at http://www.internationalbloggersassociation.com I just wanted to invite you to become a member of our group and start sharing your content with our network. I look forward to connecting with you! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. Hi Megan! Nice to meet you! I'll have to check out your blog. :)

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  3. I was just looking at this and before I saw it said "Sacramento Zoo" I was thinking man that looks like our zoo! lol I'm from Citrus Heights! Nice to meet another local blogger! :)

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    1. Nice to meet you, too, Heather! Off to check out your blog. :)

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  4. Several zoos this week! This one looks like a great one as well! Thanks for linking up at FTF!

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    1. Honestly, it's not that great a zoo. San Francisco is so much better.

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  5. Sounds great! I love the snake slide.

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    1. They have since closed the snake slide! Boo hiss! :(

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