Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Zoo Days

Today was another zoo day.  I love zoo days.  I get to be outside (normally bleck, but I like being outside at the zoo), wear the kids out~while they are having fun, and spend little to no money.

The Minnesota Zoo has a lot to offer a family.  It can easily be a few days long if you want to see everything.  Thank you parents, for the lovely Christmas gift of the annual zoo pass.  It is GREAT!  We go a lot, since we don't have to pay to get in each time.  Also, it allows me some "extra" money to do fun thinks like get the girls' picture taken with the dolphins (who are leaving shortly, *tear*) today.

On Friday, we went with a good friend who has two kids, similar ages to Ms. Middle and Little Baby.  Today we went with another good friend and she has kids similar in age to all three girls.  Our oldests played pretty well together.  At least this time mine didn't end up with an eye full of sand.  Today, we explored the Tropics and Minnesota Trail.  Then we had lunch with our friends and played at the "water park" and the big playground/tree house for about 2 hours.  They had so much fun.  It was really nice!  Such a great day out today!!

So, they had a farmer's market today, from 10am-2pm.  We got some good looking green and wax beans, zucchini, and honey sticks.  On Saturday, we had gotten eggplant from a different farmers market, so tonight we will have zucchini/eggplant pasta with rotisserie chicken.   A quick saute on the veggies, pick up the chicken on the way to pick up the Hubs, cooking pasta now.  Quick and easy.  Woo-hoo!