Of course, the kiddos would never allow us to just drive by the zoo and say it was too crowded—little boys just don’t accept things like that very willingly—so, instead we went to the Sedgwick County Park. They didn’t want to play on the playground because there were so many other little kids over there (little bros after their sister’s heart), so we found a fairly secluded area behind a HUGE tree where we spread out a blanket and ate a quick lunch. I’m sure you’ve all noticed already, but kids are so cute when they’re eating!
There was a long walking/biking trail through the park that we decided to walk down after we had finished…that was when the fun began.
Silas and Jonas are always secreting their energy in the most obnoxious ways possible. They’re total goofballs!
Harry tagged along calmly….
…I don't think I've ever seen him smile like this before!
We reached a certain point in the road where there was a tiny dirt path that led off to the right into the trees (it wasn’t even really a path, just some beaten down dirt). I don’t know how it happened, but suddenly without even talking about it, we were all headed right towards that side-path. We walked a little ways and…”WHOA!” We had reached the back end of the zoo. Hey, if you can’t get in, might as well take the backstage tour, right? We even heard people howling in an effort to get the wolves to reciprocate. It was hilarious! The boys thought they should be able to get in from here.
“I’m guessing that’s for the Elk.”
This is what our so called “path” looked like.
Unfortunately, we got back to the main road and realized that everyone had burrs in their shoes (except for me, because I was the only one not wearing flip flops.). So, everyone had to sit down for a while and dig the sticky things out of the soles of their shoes.
While everyone was preoccupied, Harrison decided to engross himself in his favorite activity—digging through purses.
Finally, we made it back to the car. Definitely a fun way to spend a beautiful day!