We recently had a fun zoo trip with Papa. The girls had been asking to go, and we put together a "picnic" to have there.
The girls LOVE going to the zoo. They just never get tired of it. It was a bit on the chilly side, but they were still asking about the splash pad (which was definitely closed).
The Minnesota trail seems to be the favorite. We headed that way first, and they had a boa constrictor out for the kids to see and pet. I was strongly encouraged to pet it by the zoo keepers and the girls, something I would normally avoid.
They had fun playing on the trail and in the big playground. Heidi was amazing on the playground. There is this net that goes straight vertical towards the top half of it, and is probably 10-12 feet tall - much taller than me. She was able to zoom right up it without any difficulty. I watched kids much older than Heidi not able to climb it. I wish I was able to post video here - it was pretty cool. Made us nervous to watch, but she did great. When they go to the zoo with Oma and Papa they always get a special treat. Papa continued the tradition this time; the girls picked out some very yummy looking cake pops which they enjoyed on our way out.
While the girls were drooling over treats, Papa and I were drooling over the sandwich cookies. Later that evening he brought home two giant containers of cookies with a tub of frosting so we could make our own sandwich cookies. It was pretty amazing, and one of the best ideas ever.
Special times :)