Family Fun: The Zoo and the Beach!

We took advantage of this gorgeous weekend and went to two of our favorite places! The Houston Zoo and Galveston Beach.

Saturday we loaded up the kids after nap and ran around on the beach for a bit. Since Colin and I first started dating, going to the beach has been really special to us. Something about the ocean air. Our kids love it too…oddly we don’t swim. We don’t actually enjoy going INTO the ocean. Just running around alongside of it!

Today we used our long neglected Zoo membership passes. We came home after church and I made us a picnic lunch to bring! My son has been asking to go on a picnic for a few days now, so he was VERY excited.

The zoo was PACKED today. It’s the first really nice, somewhat cool weekend we’ve had so far so everyone else had the same idea. It was a ton of fun though. Colin figured out that the Houston Zoo has an IPhone app that is totally interactive. It even has GPS so it can tell you how to get from Point A to Point B and has a list of all the shows going on throughout the day so you can plan your day. In addition you can also find detailed descriptions of all the animals. Best of all, the app is FREE!

We have been wanting to go see the Dinosaur exhibit they had there for quite some time, so today we did that. We had to pay extra for that on top of our admission…and if Noah hadn’t had so much fun, I would have said it wasn’t worth it. It scared Lizzie! She also didn’t have much fun on the carousel, but Noah finally enjoys it!

He introduced himself to this dinosaur! “Hi, I’m Noah!”

What did you do this weekend! Post it in the comments! I love to hear about everyone’s weekend fun!

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4 thoughts on “Family Fun: The Zoo and the Beach!”

  1. It looks like you all had a lot of fun! I love the picture of your daughter and husband on the beach. It's precious!

  2. We did have fun Tracy! That pic is actually trying to recreate my Favorite pic of my son and my husband from a long time ago.
    They were already standing like that and I told him to keep still so I could take a pic, LOL

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