"Why have we never gone to the zoo before?" Joash asked one fine afternoon.
We did go to the zoo once but he must have completely forgotten his first experience. He was absolutely apathetic towards the animals and thus we decided not to go back. (You can read about that HERE.) Since he seemed to have a sudden interest, I promised him to bring him there one of these days.
Thankfully, we have a CG mate who frequent the zoo with her kids so I thought it wise to ask her along for company and benefit from her wealth of experience and expertise. After all, I would be handling the 3 kids alone without my husband's help for the trip.
|All ready to set off to the zoo.|
|Here we are to re-conquer|
|First off, we watched the |
|After a quick lunch, we took the tram |
to our first animal stop.
|Looking at the rhinos|
|Watching the cheetah|
|The girls admire the animals |
from their strollers
|Looking out for the scampering moles|
|Yay! Che Che finally |
relinquished the stroller to me!
|Up close and personal|
with the white-faced monkey
|Great fun chasing after ducks|
|Joash and Jayna were terribly |
afraid of the butterflies. :(
|After a toilet break|
Where should we go next?"
|The waterplay area at KidzWorld|
Joash & Jayna were kinda overwhelmed at first
|Warming up to it|
|Full steam ahead for Joash|
My friend graciously brought Joash along with her daughter to play while her son ran off alone to sun-bathe in the water. Since Jayna got frightened by the huge bucket at the top which emptied out water onto the playground at regular intervals and Jaide fell asleep in the pram, I had to stay behind to look after them and our stuff.
|Watching over my girls|
|The boys chatting while at play|
After our fun pre-maturely ended with my friend accidentally getting drenched by the giant water bucket, we took the boat ride back to the entrance of the zoo. Joash was so excited about the boat trip the previous time but it was such a pity that he fell asleep before we got onto it. This time round, he could finally enjoy the long-awaited water journey with the rest of us.
My friend must have magic fingers since she could take a picture of us with ALL the kids smiling! *applause* No one, apart from me, has ever done that before!
|Love this shot!|
|Self-taken photo of me |
and my HOT babe
(We were both drenched in
our combined perspiration!)
|Joash: "Mei mei, look there!"|
We ended our zoo expedition with a stop to look at the terrapins. The sun was falling upon the waters at an angle and thus created a beautiful rainbow display of rippling lights and colors. That was an awesome finale for our trip.
Despite the sweltering heat, we had a great time and I deemed the outing fairly successful, thanks to my friend and her lovely children. We are already planning another trip for the next school holidays! *grin*
|Following the turtle|
Here's a clip of the rainbow display