yesterday we met up with friends and visited the bronx zoo (a date for me & juju since elle was in school)! we got there when they opened and the whole place was so quiet! the kids ran freeeee like little crazy birds that first hour. the walking paths are really wide and they meander around the zoo in a rather lovely way. it was also the first legitimately cool day here in the city (the kids & i just got back from a visit to utah on monday and that was a different story- BRRRR!)- fall is upon us!!!! we probably could have benefitted from an extra layer of clothing- poor jude had the biggest goosebumps on the walk to elle's school as he tried to take a little stroller nap... but it was rather nice to meander and not swwwweeaattttttt...
wait! last year at the dc zoo (here) elle did just about the same thing- see!? also, snacks are better when they're someone elses. at least that's our theory. jude ate everyone else's food (soooorrrrryyyy friends).
there were also peacocks all over... jude chased them. that's the closest he came to caring about any animals. the zoo isn't really as cool to my kids as i always think it'll be? i mean, it is, just not the animal part. the rest is amazing;) one day, maybe! at least we had fun!!