On Thursday, Radley's class took their first long field trip to the Waco Zoo. Cindy and I tagged along and it was awesome! Everyone had a smile on their face and great attitude all ready for some fun!
Radley was quick to let everyone know that he comes to the Waco Zoo "all the time" with his Gigi and Karli-bug. (I chose refrain from blurting out that no one likes a know-it-all, Radley.... but we may need to work on that).
The Waco Zoo is just perfect for small kids - great size, layout, lots of shade and tons of the "good" animals...
like this guy. He just came right up to the glass and put on the most adorable dancing show for the kids.
And who could blame him when the audience is this cute?
They have lots of fun little "attractions" throughout like these chimes for the kids to step on. They had lots of fun taking turns and I had lots of fun watching the teachers make them take turns.
We of course made them take awkward photos along the way, because really who goes to the zoo and doesn't do this?
I always enjoy watching Radley in his "school" element - I think he is a pretty smart, well-behaved little dude so it's nice to see that in action. These teachers (all teachers) need a giant raise for what they do and I'm happy that Radley loves them all so much.
He was a great little
know-it-all tour guide for his friends...
being sure to point out his favorite parts and hidden surprises along the way.
They LOVED this slide (and really who wouldn't). It is right next to the otters and it's surrounded in water to give the kids the feeling of playing with the otters. Cindy even got in on the fun!
We made it all the way through but stopped for a few silly pics with the kiddos.
Me and my manly lady bug.
Who doubles as a fierce butterfly on the side.
After a quick picnic lunch it was time to pack up after one last (clearly overexposed/camera-on-the-wrong-setting) picture.
We "talked" the kids into riding home with us and lined up some unplanned surprises on the way. Like visiting the bears at Baylor followed by some icecream!
And a quick pic at the Aggie Barn!
I'm pretty sure it was the perfect Thursday!