when we first moved out here, i bought a zoo pass to the little zoo near us. it's only a 15-minute drive from our house and the perfect size for a 1 or 2 hour outing. plus, hazel asks to go to the "zooon!" every. single. day. needless to say, we go a lot.
these pictures are actually from two different zoo days. a penguin came right up to hazel to chat, and cora got an up-close look at the fish. (hazel also asks for "nemo" the second we get into the zoo.
"we're on the train!" - hazel
cora, smiling at her sister moving up and down on the carousel.
this time, hazel chose the tiger:
we are now securely in the phase of weird smiles when i tell her to smile for a picture. it's amazing.