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Father's Day at the Bronx Zoo

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day at the Bronx Zoo

With summer just around the corner, I've been thinking of ways to enjoy some family fun.  Then I  thought, "Wouldn't it be great to do a Summer Family Fun series?"

Throughout the summer I'll be highlighting some exciting places.  My blog is about balancing career and motherhood (and a ton of other things).  It's always a challenge to squeeze in some quality time with my hubby and Princess.  For Father's Day weekend I wanted to do something that we've never done before.  So, we visited The Bronx Zoo!

I can't remember the last time I visited the zoo.  It might have been in elementary school.  Now that we have  Princess, I wanna to do things that combine learning with lots of fun.  Kicking off our Summer Family Fun series at the Bronx Zoo was perfect! (even though summer officially arrives on Wednesday)

Princess is a huge fan of shows like Dora the Explorer and Diego.  She loves learning about different animals.  When we got there, she kept saying "tiger."  We made a b-line for the tiger exhibit.

We also stopped by to check out the bear, deer, and giraffe exhibits to name a few.  But, our favorite was the Dora and Diego 4-DAdventure.  It combined a high-definition 3-D film with wind, mist, scents and dramatic lighting effects to make you feel like you're apart of the journey.

What a long day!  Not only did we have a blast, we also got in a pretty good workout.  I think we walked a few miles around the zoo.  Princess was so pooped-she didn't even make it through dinner.

Stay tuned for part two of our Summer Family Fun series!

How did you spend Father's Day?

Weather Anchor Mama


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At June 18, 2012 at 9:37 PM , Blogger Amarie said...

I cooked for Hubby. Let him play his Playstation uninterrupted lol. We were all just so pooped! I took my daughter to the Bronx Zoo when she was Princess' age, but she was sooo uninterested lol. We took her to the Brooklyn Aquarium when she was 3 and she LOVED it!

At June 18, 2012 at 9:56 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Thanks Amarie! I was actually thinking of taking Princess to the Aquarium. She loved Dora, but was indifferent about everything else except the tigers. lol. She wore herself out!

At June 18, 2012 at 9:59 PM , Blogger Pegster said...

Awww, looks like such a great time. I love that pic of all three of you guys with the crazy glasses. Happy Father's day to your hubby.

At June 18, 2012 at 10:05 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

LIkewise Pegster! Hope you all enjoyed the day. Kisses for T-man!

At June 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM , Blogger Quiana said...

How fun! I've never been to the Bronx Zoo only the National Zoo and Turtleback Zoo but would love to take Nia maybe when she's a little older. We went to Six Flags the day before Father's Day and had a lot of fun! I was surprised to see so many rides for little ones. BTW love your sunsafe hat! Stylish mama!

At June 19, 2012 at 6:09 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Princess has a hat too! But, it kept flying away! The day was just right, not too hot and not too cold.

Great to know about Six Flags having rides for tots. I had no idea!

At June 20, 2012 at 4:08 AM , Blogger Tara Denny said...

That looks like fun! We have a Zoo where I live, they say it's one of the best childrens zoo's in the country, we love it. They have all kinds of rides and learning centers there. A great zoo is really a place that a kid can grow with, if they have age appropriate stuff.
I'm glad you guys had fun, She'll be excited next time you go back!

At June 20, 2012 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

By the time we got to the Children's Museum, we were exhausted. Thank goodness our passes are good through Nov!

At June 20, 2012 at 7:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love zoos! Growing up, one of my math teachers would always give me free tickets to go. Recently, I just found out I can get free tickets to go to the zoo out here via my job...I'm getting on that ASAP. Father's day was spent in the Bahamas, but I did make sure to call my dad and brother...the best two fathers I know of.

At June 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

The Bahamas! Would love to got there. Sounds like you had a great time!


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