did i really just chaperone my oldest son and his classmates on their very first field trip? are you kidding me? i had several mommy moments that day and they all started after i looked at this pic. just wow.we went to the Houston zoo and had a fab time in less than 2.5 hours. that's really all the time you need! no rain, not hot, not cold, just... perfect weather for us and the animals.kindergartener's eat lunch early so that's exactly what we did when we arrived around 10am.after that, it was ON!who everyone usually stops by to see first, right? haaaaaay, sea otters."what's in there? just birds? ugh. can we go see something else now Miss Leah?"good day, Mr. Mandrill.am i the only one that immediately thinks, "omg...3 million people (and counting) have touched those hands, aaaaagh!!!" #germs but what do i know...they may disinfect and wipe them down daily. *shrugs*that's a big cat.we seriously walked up at THE perfect time. we got the best view of some of the zoo staff giving the lions a snack they referred to as "lion ice cream"! it was actually goats milk mixed with water and they administer it to the lions through a spray bottle. they loooooove it.chillin' cheetahs.then we saw...the bears,the ducks,the highly requested giraffes,zebras,rhinos, and we finally made our way to see the silver back gorillas in their semi-new exhibit! i made some cool IG stories but forgot to save them, SMH! last thing before heading back to the front gates to meet up with the rest of the class!beautiful. God's creation!that's a wrap! we'll be back for spring break with Dego & Kosi since i was unable to bring them!