Mark didn't have to work until later in the afternoon.
So we thought we would take advantage of a beautiful morning and take Vivi to one of her favorite places....the zoo.
Have I ever told you how much of an animal lover Vivian is.
She can't get enough of animals.
Nor have we met an animal that she is afraid of.
We have to keep a close eye on this girl around animals.
So Vivian and I grabbed our hats and we headed to Hogle Zoo.
We have found it's best to go in the early morning.
All the animals are up, eating and playful.
Plus it's not too hot yet.
One of Vivi's favorites are the sea lions.
She talks about them swimming in the water to everyone we meet.
The zoo was giving out animal hats to all the children.
Vivi chose the elephant.
It cracks me up.
You can't go to Hogle Zoo without riding their amazing carousel!
It's always been a family favorite of ours.
We were lucky to see the first showing of the year of the bird show.
We saw it last year with the kids as well.
Miles loved it.
Vivian was fascinated.
This bird flew right over our heads.
Along with a few others.
If you are ever at the zoo to see the show we recommend it!
What a great morning with the family.
I think we will do this a couple more times before the baby comes.