Last Saturday we went to Ben's summer work picnic at the....
Anyway, for the most part, the kids were pretty good. We unfortunately had our fair share of less-than-stellar moments with the biggest melt-downs occurring prior to lunch...while we were waiting in line for food...while every single one of Ben's coworkers were in ear shot...and right before the president of the company walked over to say, "Hi." Impeccable timing, to be sure.
However, once everyone was fed, behavior dramatically improved, and we enjoyed our entire day at the zoo!
The Minnesota Zoo is nice, but I still don't understand how a zoo can be a zoo without elephants or giraffes. It just baffles my mind! Thankfully, the kids didn't seem to notice, but ironically, Allie asked for a pink stuffed elephant at the gift shop....why a zoo without elephants sells stuffed elephants as a souvenir, I will never understand.
All in all it was a long, but incredibly fun day!