I have had one busy week I tell ya. The kids are napping this Saturday afternoon, I attempted some gardening in the front yard, but could only successfully sprinkle turf builder and water the front yard. We bought our house in May and before that, the people who lived here were renters, so they didn’t keep the yard up and the dirt is so compacted in the planters that you are literally digging up hard clay, some of the soil is fertile, some not so much. It’s no fun, but it must be done.
Anyway, I came inside to find the kids asleep, so thought this would be a good time to jot down my week’s happenings. Wednesday I hosted play group here at my house. It was fun once again to socialize with other moms, then on Thursday, another mom from the play group, and I, decided to take our kids down the Heritage Park Zoo in Prescott, AZ. I decided to invite my mother in law along because I knew she would enjoy being with the kids, and I’d have an extra hand to help. Wednesday night, I prepared lunches for our planned park picnic and set everything out to load up in the car since Prescott is about an hour and 45 minutes away.
We left early in the morning, and got there in plenty of time to enjoy the whole zoo and leave by 2 in the afternoon, so we could get home before Hunky Hubs got off work.
It was a quaint little place, not a big zoo at all. Very cute and a great place to take “little kids”. When we pulled up, I was trying to get the stroller out and all the essentials we’d need for the day, snacks, sippy cups, hats, glasses, sun block. Thankfully I lathered the kids up before putting them in the car (but forgot myself). Anyway, it took like 15 minutes to get them out, in the stroller and the stroller loaded up, and even longer to unload it after the trip. I planned on putting sunblock on, in the parking lot, but seeing as people were waiting on me, I forgot.
After that we moved on to other reptiles, including snakes. Sophia was excited about the reptiles, J myster, not so much, he did not want to go near them. Later though after lunch, when they were showing off a python, J got a little braver because Sophia was so excited about it.
This is a tiger, and I really could not believe how close we were able to get to her. Her name is Cassie, and one of the guides, explained her as one of the most docile and polite animals they had at the park. But nonetheless, it’s still a tiger, and I was standing about 8 feet away when I snapped this picture. J myster and Sophia were fearless and started growling at her, and she gave them a show right back.
It was also extremely adorable seeing the two of them hold hands through out the park. Sophia would say “You are my very best friend” and they’d run off together. One time though it resulted in scrapped knees, and we had to get out the band aids and the boo boo kisses.
Baby B also had fun. Although most of the time, I don’t think he realized what he was looking at. Occasionally he’d point, because we were pointing, but I don’t really think he saw what we saw in some of the exhibits.
But at around 2pm, we had seen all that the zoo had to offer, so we packed up the kiddos, bribed them with peanut butter and jelly rolls and headed back up North.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me, Heather Jones. For questions about this blog, please contact me via the “Contact Me” link on the top menu bar or click here. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
Disclosure Policy For Reviews / Guest/Sponsored Posts:
The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.
The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for posts or advertisements, I (we) always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
To see more of my disclosure policy please click here.