Today we took a road trip and went to the Southwick Zoo! It's about an hour southwest of us, and we had lots of fun. It didn't hold a candle to the Philly Zoo, but had more things to see than our more local Stone Zoo. And the weather was perfect, 75 degrees with some clouds and a light breeze.
The kids stood and watched the monkeys swinging around until their legs turned to spaghetti.
We hit the petting zoo, and Addy hung out on a rock with one very chill goat.
These girls have become fast friends (just like their mommas!)
As we were strolling, we saw a tortoise "enclosure" - really just a patch of grass with some boulders around it. I decided that it looked more like they were just trying to keep the turtles in other than people out (the highest boulders were knee high), and suggested that we should put the babies on the turtles for some really cute shots. Jack went first, and we were not disappointed!
Not quite as cool as riding on their backs, but we also avoided getting kicked out of the zoo.
An awesome day, with perfectly behaved children and some not so well behaved mommies. But that's what making memories is all about!
Call it what you want, I love Addy's feet!
My mom pointed out that I hadn't explained the amber necklace! Besides being a great fashion statement, it helps with teething. The necklace is made of Baltic Amber, which is a resin. When worn, the body heat warms the amber and causes it to release oils (succinic acid) which are absorbed into the skin. It is touted as one of the best homeopathic remedies for teething, and babies wear them from about 6 months to 3 years of age. So it's a little tough to tell, but I'm not convinced that it's helping. Addy has a terrible, nasty cold, so I think her one year molars could be the issue. Who knows if it would be worse without the necklace, but we still had to give her some Tylenol to help her through it. But, it doesn't seem to be hurting, so she's still wearing it.
We have a big weekend coming up celebrating a Sweet Sixteen, so I'll get to flex some new photography muscles. Enjoy the rest of the week!