My new friend, Olga, and I took our kiddos to the Brookfield Zoo this week. Despite the rainy weather, we had an absolute blast. The amazing part of being in Illinois is that you can take your kid to the zoo in the summer and not witness animals barely breathing b/c of the intense heat. Notice in the pics that the kids are wearing jackets. Yup. Jackets. In August. This was a first for me as well. Growing up in Texas, a kid rarely gets to watch animals walk around and play at the zoo. They're always sleeping or cooling off inside. I was as giddy as the kids were to see a tiger playing with a ball in his pool and baby gorillas playfully beating the crap out of each other.
Here's Olga's daughter, Ellie, and my kiddo, Perrin.
And here's one of me and Perrin
I definitely HEART Illinois in the summertime