We headed up to Cologne today with our friends Tessie, her mother, Briggs and Baby Lydia. After a frustrating hunt for parking, we finally located a few spots that weren't too far from the entrance to the zoo. It was raining (as most of my outings seem to include), but the day cleared up beautifully by the later afternoon. It was a great zoo with lots to see and we'll definitely have to go back to catch all the things we missed this time around. The kids were awesome and had fun. It was super busy today, so next time I know to put my children in brighter colored shirts for easy spotting.
Bratwurst, Brotchen and Capri-Sonne, standard lunch
Getting multiple children to pose for a picture is impossible
Literally 2 or 3 seconds after snapping this shot and saying, "Be careful, you're going to fall", she fell. So then I was "that parent" that takes pictures of their kids rather than saving them from the impending accident.
Obviously, she recovered well enough from the fall
Photo by Charlie in the "Rain Forest". It reminded me of Georgia in the summertime...hot, humid and sticky
Charlie has "the cheese" down to an art
Briggs, Jane and Charlie checking out the fish and turtles
She was such a trooper and walked a ton
At the elephants. Once again...why can children not just smile normally for pics?
Okay, how crazy is this picture? She was running down the hill and this is the face I captured?!
I love when she wants to be carried. It doesn't happen often enough anymore
Photo by Charlie, "Charlie, are you sure you can see all of me?" "Yeah, yeah, Mom"