A Day at the Zoo + a recipe

SONY DSCWe had meant to take Greyson to the zoo, as soon as he started learning his animal sounds. We would plan a weekend, then something would come up, then we picked another date, and something else would come up…so he had plenty of time to practice.

We finally decided we would go on Superbowl Sunday, before the game. Part of our reasoning was that this was the next available weekend, and the other part is we figured it would be less crowded…and it was. We had almost the entire place to ourselves to watch the animals (and practice our animal sounds.)

The first animals we got to see were the flamingos…which were quite impressive.SONY DSCWhile we were in the bird exhibit, we had to see how we measured up. 😉SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCWe B-lined it to the giraffes because that was on our top “must see” animal list, Greyson was pretty excited about them.SONY DSCSONY DSC

We probably could  have visited the animals in order according to where they were located on the map (to be more efficient at this zoo visiting business)…but we picked all the animals we wanted to see most then visited them in a zigzag-cross-hatch-where-are-these-people-going?-pattern. SONY DSCNext, we were on to the cats! Snow leopard was first…and kind of scary. SONY DSCThen we snuck up on a tiger during his/her little cat nap…SONY DSCSONY DSC

Then we saw the most perfect Lion King family. You can’t see her but mom’s laying on the rock behind Simba and Mufasa. 😉



SONY DSCSONY DSCWhen we got to the primate and ape section, Greyson was not so sure about turning his back on this guy for a picture…SONY DSCOrangutans!SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSC

Zebras!SONY DSCSONY DSCBefore leaving we rode a tiger on the carousel…

SONY DSCSONY DSCWe packed a picnic for lunch. SONY DSCVeggie Sammies, potato salad, veggies, and fruit hit the spot after a day of running a muck! SONY DSCHere’s the recipe:

Day at the Zoo Veggie Sammies


  • Parmesan Herb Cibatta Bread (or your favorite bread)
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Hummus
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Dill pickles, sliced
  • Red Onion, sliced thinly
  • Spring Greens


Spread mustard one side of bread. Slather on hummus on both sides of bread. Stack remaining ingredients until your heart is content. Enjoy!

Thanks for coming along with us!

Love, Grey & Brianna




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