this week, we spent a morning at the zoo and just happened to catch an elephant bath! we often skip the schedued shows and exhibits when we go places because thing 1 and thing 2 just don't like to stay put for too long, and i don't like to try to make them. i figure that if we're out to have fun and learn that it's ok to just see what comes our way! usually, we're not disappointed, and this bath kept everyone's attention the entire time.
"the big hose is nunny, mom"
"what they gonna do?"
at first, we (i) thought the trainers would have to climb a ladder, but nope! the elephant (Sooky) turned and moved so that every spot could be reached.
a couple times, they stopped spraying her but she stayed put until she was satisfied that she was clean. she would move slightly as if to say,
"get this spot right here"
even got a good mouth cleaning!
this seemed to be her favorite part. she would rest her foot on the wire and just stand there waiting for more even when the trainer was finished.
pretty amazing show!
after trekking around to see some animals, we usually end up at the playground. it's their favorite because of this train and the little table below, and it's my favorite because it's mostly in the shade.
it was a 'cool' 100 here...
and, now you will see why i usually don't attempt a pic w/ the kiddos. we actually got a good one this time, though, so i'll share a few of our process.
me: ok, kiddos! look at the camera and say cheese!
i don't know what you're looking at mom, the ceiling is more interesting.
we're thisty right now.
no, look up there!
i'll look if you really want, but i'm still going to enjoy my drink right now.
i mean it! look up THERE!
oh, you want us to look over there?
we get it now.
man, that was fun. we're tired, tho.