Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The 2016 Cotton Zoo Takeover

This past weekend my brother and sister in law were in town. They came in for a concert in Grand Rapids on Sunday, so we were able to hang out with them on Saturday for most of the day. The zoo was the perfect place to go enjoy the sunshine! 



We hit up John Ball Zoo and we all had a blast!



Our first "stop" was the reptile house. There were so many snakes. Holy smokes!





Monkeys!


After the reptile house we "walked on the wild side" and visited the petting zoo.



Jacen had a blast in the petting zoo.


Next up, BIRDS! I couldn't help but make all the Harry Potter jokes when we were looking at the owls.




After the petting zoo we walked around and visited a handful of random exhibits. I was really impressed with our little zoo. I haven't been in such a long time, so I think I enjoyed myself as much as Jacen!







Here are some pics of my cute nephew just because. Dan and Cheyanne are the first to have a kiddo, so I can't help but be really excited every time I get to see him!




Of course, we couldn't leave without seeing the penguins!




Before we left, I snagged a picture of "Nessie on the Grand," since the zoo is now her official home. I loved seeing this in the river, and it's just as cool to see it here at the zoo 5 years later.


All in all, this was such a great trip! The weather was gorgeous and I had so much fun with the fam.

Shalom,

M

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