Thursday, July 31, 2008

A trip to the zoo....gone wet...

My good friends Jeanne and Mena, from college, were taking a trip in to Chicago to visit the zoo with their families. Of course, we couldn't pass up this opportunity to visit with some old friends that were going to be in the "neighborhood" and enjoy the afternoon at the zoo.

We had beautiful blue sky this morning and it was a hot day. My car was registering 90 degrees on the way to the zoo, but there was not a cloud in the sky. My only concern about the weather was that it usually feels about 15 degrees warmer at the zoo. I was afraid that the kids might not last too long with the heat.

We all met at Burger King for a quick lunch before heading into the zoo. Cathy had to work this afternoon, but was able to meet us for lunch too. So for a little while, the old suitemates from 3rd St. Joe's were all together again....well, all together again along with our 10 kids and even one husband came. I guess we were a good match for suitemates in college. We are all still friends and have similar tastes in names. Of all of our kids, we have 2 Bens, 2 Drews, 2 Wills, 1 Jack, 1 Mia, 1 Kaleen and 1 Charlie.


The zoo visit started out normal enough. A zoo lady taught us all about frogs and even with the hot weather, a couple of bears and a tiger were out.


We made our way over to the play area and even though we had noticed that some dark clouds were starting to come in, none of us were prepared for what happened next. It rained like crazy for an hour! It was insane...we were so wet. So what happens when you have 10 little kids at the zoo in the middle of a huge rainstorm. Well, there is not much that you can do...

After an hour of total downpours, we decided that it was time to end our trip to the zoo.

Jeanne and her kids came back to the house for some dinner and an old fashioned slumber party. What a *fun* day.

4 comments:

Tasha said...

Sounds like a blast!

Anonymous said...

What a fun day. I love the picture of them jumping in the puddle.

Michelle

Cathy said...

It was a fun day! Sorry I wasn't able to join you guys at the zoo and get all wet... but I think Randy and I enjoyed the hour we spent at Palmer's Pub watching the grand slam on the Cubs game! What an awesome game... three home runs and one grand slam!! Of course Cubs beat the Brewers... 11-3!! Go Cubs Go! And I have to say... the kids really enjoyed the 50 munchins that I brought from DD the next day... it was gone within minutes! LOL!! Love you all! BTW... did you noticed in the group photo... the two Ben's, Wills and Drews are next to each other!?! How sweet is that! :)

Cathy said...

Oops... the Cubs actually beat the Brewers.. 11-4! Sorry... my bad! LOL!