It’s been a hot minute since I last posted. But Im here now, how are you?
With two weeks left until Isla starts kindergarten we really needed to get out and do something for summer. Its been a hard past two months and Ive really slacked on giving my kids a summer vacation. We have spent a lot of time at home lately and they really needed to get out and have a little fun.
So I made a mistake today. I read online that it was dollar days at the Dallas Zoo during the month of August. Cool right? We did this several years ago when it was called “Penguin Days” and the entire month of February was $1.00! It was a cold month then so how perfect is it that they would have dollar days in August?
We park in overflow parking because hello dollar days and I expected nothing less that a million and one people to show up. Well we get to the admissions booth and the lady working up front gives us our grand total of $55.00. Excuse me? Isn’t it dollar days this month? Apparently dollar day this year is one day. August 13th. How did I not see that?
We end up deciding to go ahead and go in because little miss thang over here is saying that she will cry if we leave and like I mentioned my kids haven’t really had a real summer this year. Let me tell you that $55.00 admission was so worth it! It’s been a while since I’ve been to the Dallas Zoo. I forgot how big it was and they had an exhibit going on called Dino’s at the Dallas Zoo.
Ya’ll!!!!! The Dino’s were so freaking cool!! Some of them moved and their eyes would shift and it was just so amazing! Grey was scared of all of them and Isla was just scared of the one’s that moved, except for the bird looking one that she wanted to “pet”.
We didn’t arrive until 12 and so I wasn’t for sure if we would have time to see it all because Grey wanted to walk and it was just way bigger than I initially thought. But we did it! We made it through the entire thing with 30 minutes to spare to play in the children’s zoo.
Grey was so scared of the velociraptor on top of the car. He LOVEs cars and they put out an old wrecked Mustang and he thought that guy was just going to jump off of it and get him.
Grey started out in rain boots so that he could splash around in the puddles. He’s all boy and I knew he would go straight for them. So after some splashing in the beginning, he got bored and decided he didn’t want to wear his rain boots anymore. My mom being the saint that she is, ran back to the car to grab his other shoes. They didn’t last much longer either. We forgot his socks and they quickly rubbed a blister on the back of his heels. So off they came and he spent the rest of his time barefoot and loving life.
This girl was unique. We originally thought that her tongue was hanging out to keep her cool, like dogs do. But according to the keeper, she had a jaw injury as a calf and then lost some teeth. Now her tongue always hangs out but she still happily munches away at the lettuce. The keeper also said that they have another giraffe who’s younger and that she also has her tongue hanging out but not for any related reason. Just to mimic this sweet girl.
Rainy days = fluffed out hair. I knew better than to straighten it. What was I thinking?
Fun fact! I HATE hippo’s. I literally have nightmares about them chasing me. They are so scary! But baby Adanna was so stinking cute! She was snuggled up to her mama.
Isla wanted a snow-cone from Kona Ice and Nana had to negotiate with her on the flavor. Isla is notorious for mixing all the flavors and ending up with a slushy and a black mouth. They settled on a nice clear Pina Colada.
We had a really fun day at the Dallas Zoo and we just might come back for actual Dollar Day. And as for Kindergarten…. this mama is NOT ready.