Skip to main content

Date Day with the Girls at the Zoo

My hubby took off a few days this week so we can split up the kids and have a "date day" with them.  My husband took my son skiing for the day and I took the girls to the Bronx Zoo. We had a blast....here are our highlights....place was empty!  Temp was almost 60!


This swan was looking for some food from us....came right up to my camera and was pecking at it...



Snow leopard


Place was empty....this is where we ate lunch....right next to the outdoor Baboons...



Sea Lions....almost feeding time...


"Feed me...."


Look at the left of the picture...this little guy was flying high!


This is a female Rino...usually she is napping when we are there but today she was up and eating...nice surprise!


On the bug carousel.



Molly looking at the baboons!



Walking hand in hand.... 

ride home....ah....


It was so nice to only have two kids with me instead of three.....love them all...but two is easier to handle than three for sure and NO Fighting among the girls 1 bit today!


Comments

Tracy said…
HI Melis!
Ah, Bronx Zoo...I went there many many years ago in 1993 with my now deceased grandfather and my husband (who was my boyfriend back in 1993)
These are great pictures and having that swan come up to me would have made me flip out! :) It looks like a perfect day and it's so great to visit attractions during the "off" season knowing that great places like this are wall to wall people (and not as fun) during peak seasons!
Great pictures and I'm sure you savored your perfect "date" with your sweeties!
I just passed on some awards to you and you can read about them here: http://asliceofsmithlife.blogspot.com/2011/02/receiving-and-giving-awards.html

Hope you have a blessed weekend!
Tracy at "A Slice of Smith Life"
Catherine Anne said…
Looks like a day filled with FUN! Im ready for a zoo day. Hope all is well. Thank you for stopping in at the blog:)
Lindsay said…
What a great trip! So glad you had the place to yourself! I love Sea Lions how fun you guys got to watch them eat :-)
~Kimberly said…
Wow the whole zoo to yourself! How nice! :)
Lisa said…
Great pictures. I particularly love the seals and walking hand in hand. The zoo is one of my favorite places to go with my kids. I hope they never outgrow it!

Popular posts from this blog

Shining the Spotlight - Finding Home Farms

Today at Woodwater Farmhouse, I am sharing with you another company that I feel you should know about.  


I first learned about Finding Home Farms on Instagram. Little did I know, Laura, one of the owners of Finding Home Farms, lives local to me, in the Hudson Valley of New York. 
You can read all about Laura and her lovely family at her blog about page. 
 I immediately knew that I had to try their products in my home. I have grown to love their products (shop), Laura's sense of style and her blog. 
Can we just stop now and talk about their packaging first.  It speaks to you before even trying the products. Simple, organic and calming.  Isn't it just darling with the little dove.
sigh....insert smile

I love her blog tagline - Gather Create Connect - that says it all, there in three little words. YOU already know before going forward that you are in for a special treat. 
I am only going to speak to a few of their many products because these are what we use in our home with our family. 



Shining the Spotlight - Soapforcollege

Happy New Year and welcome back to our first
Shining the Spotlight
for 2017! 

 I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are settled back into your routines.







Today I am so excited to introduce you to a company that has such a wonderful purpose behind it!  Jessica Griffis is a 17 year old college student paying her way through college selling Hilltop Design simple, natural and homemade products.  Jessica was also home educated!!! (dear to my heart)

Ya'll know I am all about the package as first impressions are so important. Don't you just love this sticker/stamp that she had on her package!  Spoke to me before I even opened it up and smelled the freshness of the products. 

I was impressed with the smell of the products, not overwhelming and artificial smelling at all. I felt safe using them on myself and my children. 

There are lip balms, lotions, scrubs, body butter, bath bombs and more.  The scrubs rival any other name brand and the bath bombs are THE BOMB!   The products are very …

Shining the Spotlight

Today at Woodwater Farmhouse, I am sharing with you a company that  not only meets but exceeds my expectation.  In service and product. 
Rustic Honey




The owner's name is Lauren Moran and I can see why her shop is so successful!  Rustic Honey is a lifestyle boutique. They offer women's clothing and accessories, children's wear, home goods, vintage finds, handmade gifts and more!  Let's look at this business card first. First impressions are everything in my book.  (I did not get a picture of the adorable chalkboard wrapping that the box was wrapped in but it was so cute!)


It's cute, to the point and shows her style.


Not even talking about the farmhouse towel that I ordered yet...but come on a hand written note to me personally and has all her social media outlets on there also. Clever!  On the opposite side of this personalized note is the cutest quote and picture. 

Ok I am getting to the towel I ordered..it's HUGE and adorable. The printing is clear and impressive!�…