first zoo trip of the year

Thursday I met a bunch of 1st graders at the zoo and got to spend a wonderful spring day in the sunshine with three giggly buddies.

One of my favorite changes at the zoo was at the Island Life exhibit. They have taken down the giant wooden fence, so we can now see the flamingos up close.

The girls slowed down after lunch. We spent a while at the ape exhibit, watching the baby.
the newest gorilla, born March 24
They LOVED posing on all of the statues. Unfortunately by this time of day the metal was getting pretty hot. This part was in the shade though.

So thankful for the chance to go on the trip with my daughter, a speedy recovery from her stomach bug the day before, and rain clouds that decided to go elsewhere. And those awesome peacock feathers--amazing.