Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's A Zoo Around Here!

My favorite animal: Flamingos!
Pretty in Pink!

Here at the Phoenix Zoo, during the summer (when it is literally too hot to be outside in the day time) They do what they call a Starry Safari. They open the Zoo from 6-9 pm, on Friday and Saturday nights, and it costs just $5.00 to get in. There are water features around the Zoo that kids can play in to keep cool. And they bring in the big inflatable water slides and bounce houses, etc. Radio Disney is there, they do some craft type things for little ones, it's a lot of fun.

Two By Two
John & Star

Kyle & Olivia

Zach & Suzy

This is our third summer going. My kids all love animals! When you get there they give you a map of the Zoo with times at some of the animal exhibits. And if you go there at those times you will get to see them feed the animal and hear all about that animal. We've learned a lot from these little talks. For instance: do you think a Zebra is black with white stripes or white with black stripes? The answer is: neither! If you look at their belly, it is all white, so they are white but their stripes aren't black, they are chocolate brown. (now I like Zebras even better!) Wow! Look at that, you learned something from my blog. And you thought this was just good, clean fun. It's educational too. Who knew? (Not me!)

My Niece Sarah and her son Avery met us there too
and got to hang out with us and our Church buddies!

(And no, I don't mean the horses!)

Erica & Avery going down the water rock slide!
Avery & I rode the Carousel, my favorite!
Kyle with Avery, Walking Tall!

The first time we went it was just our family on one of our "Forbis Family Fun Nights". The next year I told my Moms group at church about it and we all went. So, this year a few of us families all went together again.

"The Girls" Renee', me*, Tammy and Michele!

BFF's: Isabeau, Erica, Cailin, Lexi, Morgan & Maddie!
(Isabeau is a little older, Morgan is a little younger,
and the other four are all the same age!
Makes for a lot of fun! And some drama from time to time)

This is my favorite picture!
I call it BFFB's "Best Friends Forever's Butts!" :)
They were watching the otters.

If you live in the greater Phoenix area I highly recommend going. If you don't, maybe your Zoo does something similar, it's worth checking out.


Ms Cupcake said...

Terrific photos!

Dropping by from sits. Now following your blog. The weekend is almost here. Yay! I hope you have a fun weekend planned.

Ms Cupcake.
Zen Cupcake

Priscilla said...

fun pictures

I just have to say I love the star tattoo for a girl named STAR!!!

That is just too awesome :)

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

Happy, happy, happy photos, Star! Bravo! :)

The flamingos look so perfect, I at first thought they were garden figurines! :)

I love the zoo! I love animals, and the zoo is always a fun place to go to! the only downside is you can't be glamorous at a zoo, and one day without being glamorous is just somewhat of a little loss now, isn't it? Smiles... :)))

love you, my wonderful friend,

stefanie said...


Starry Safari, tee hee.