Monday, August 16, 2010

The Animal Fair

On Saturday, I borrowed my mom's Gram Wagon and headed to the zoo, not only to meet up with two of my fabulous college friends and their kiddos, but also to hang with my rent-a-kid for the day: Noah.

Let me preface this by saying that I had not been to the zoo since high school and I was completely shocked by how much I didn't remember. Literally, nothing looked familiar. Even the map looked foreign. But thankfully, the kids knew the place backward so I relied on the wisdom and discernment of a five year-old to get me around, which somehow makes complete sense even though there are animals all around that could eat you.

My friends have some of the cutest kids this side of the Mississippi. They were so much fun to be around. And let's be honest folks, you can't say that about everyone.

This little cutie is Charla. Her romper had zoo animals on it. I love a girl who knows how to dress for an occasion! Great job, Laura.

This little charmer is James. His eyelashes are longer than Snuffleupagus' eyelashes, which mean they are very, very long. And he makes me laugh. A lot.

And this is Mandy with James and her sweet chica bonita: Katie Jane. Now Katie just happened to turn away when I took this picture, but if you look closely you can see that she is wearing a pink tutu. I cannot tell you how much I am in love with her outfit. I wish they made them for adults, don't you?


Never mind.

I think you know this fella. He was an awesome tour guide. And if you haven't rented a kid lately, I would highly recommend it.

So, we did what most people do when they go to the zoo, we sweated. Oh, and we also looked at animals.

We saw lots of these...

And these...

And this one...who apparently just couldn't take the pressure anymore and had to lie down...

And a couple of these...

And then there was this guy...and I have no idea what he is.

Does anyone know?


He's kinda funny looking.

But most of all, I am just glad I got to see these two. I have known them for ten years and I can tell you that my college days would not have been nearly as wonderful if these two had not been there.

I am a pretty big fan of these girls.


  1. Oh sweet kiddos. How much fun!

  2. I had so much fun!! We will definitely have to do that again :)

    Mandy <><

  3. It's an opaki. :) Yup. I'm that smart. Looks like you had a fabulous day! Rent a nephew is a great thing. If you ask them they'll tell you how the universe works.