We had two big events this weekend: Matty’s work picnic and Emily’s Baptism, and I’m splitting them up into two different posts.
This year, Matt’s work hosted it’s annual Family Fun Day at the Detroit Zoo. Last year we went to Wiard’s Orchard, and you can read all about it here.
Lucy woke up super happy and ready to see some animals!
Lu was also excited that we all had matching shirts (except the girls’ were yellow and the adults’ were an extremely unflattering khaki color). I had seen the leopard print pants at Kohl’s a few weeks ago, and when Matty brought the shirts home I knew I had to go buy them. So glad I did because these zoo outfits were a hit!
Penguins and ponytails.
C’mon girls, the penguins are up ABOVE us!
We had purchased a ticket for Matty and LuLu to feed the giraffes, so we made our way to the back of the zoo after we saw the penguins. Emily made it clear it was her feeding time as well, so I sat on the bench and fed her while they fed the giraffe.
Giraffes are Lucy’s spirit animal; she loves them!
Matty said LuLu took her leaf and threw it on the ground for the giraffe. She has a similar move for giving the dogs their bones.
After the giraffes, we made a stop at the carousel. Lucy loves a good carousel ride. You can’t really tell in the picture, but she chose to ride on an anteater!
Emily Roses was all smiles after her bottle.
After the carousel ride we made our way to Hitachi’s pavilion where we were served a delicious lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, beans, and cookies.
We were very impressed with the fact that all of the kiddos got a free stuffed animal from the gift shop. They could choose between a gorilla, wolf, or frog. Lucy wanted the gorilla, and we got a wolf for Emmy. Lucy set them up on the picnic table outside the pavilion.
Lucy and Amelia had a great time running around with their stuffies after lunch. I’m sad to report that we didn’t get a picture of all the Hitachi baby girls together this year. It might have something to do with the fact that they are crazier and more mobile this year. Including Emily, there are five Hitachi girls age 2 and under, with two more babies on the way! We already know that one of them is a girl. Maybe the 7th baby will keep the streak alive!
While the adults were standing around talking, I noticed that Lucy was making piles of pinecones which seemed like a great activity to keep her occupied. They made her hands super sticky, and she had fur from her stuffies stuck all over them. She was not happy about it, so Matty took her into the men’s room to wash her hands.
Why didn’t I do it, you might ask? Because I was wearing this sweet, snoozing baby, and Matty was kind enough to understand it would be easier for me if he just took Lu to wash her hands.
We only saw a few animals, but it was still a great day at the zoo. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, and both girls did a great job. Can’t wait to see where the family fun day will be next year!