A Day in My Life: At the Zoo

My little Seattle family was visiting last week. It was wonderful to have so much time with them–lots of funny moments. Here was one of our favorite outings…to the zoo!

Here’s one of pink flamingos. Such a curious bird! Big body on tiny stick legs. How does it not tip over?


Sleepy bear.


Bird of Paradise flower. You can see how it got its name!


This gibbon kept everyone entertained! A total ham putting on a show. Loved it!








The baboons were fun to watch. Lots of little babies, monkeying around. Hence…the term.





The giraffes were so stately, slow moving, and graceful. One thing interesting about the zoo–so many female animal handlers! More than men. Have you ever noticed that?


As we headed to the elephant who was this close to the fence, we stopped for one minute, just one little minute, to look at the zebras…and when we turned back, the elephant had wandered away!


Tiger didn’t budge from his nap.




By week’s end, the weather turned hot enough that we could take them to our local pool for an end-of-the-day swim. That was probably Blake and Kaitlyn’s favorite outing of all.



Next time…I’ll bring extra water and an abundance of snacks. I’d forgotten the short attention span of preschoolers. Animals, too. They kept wandering off. But…it was a great outing. There is such variety in God’s kingdom!

Do you have a favorite outing for your children or grandchildren? Any helpful tips to make the outing successful? Leave a comment and you might win a signed book! And thanks for stopping by.



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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. I like to go to flea market with my granddaughter and great granddaughter. I spoil her rotten. I surprised her when we had her face painted by a professional. She looked like a kitty when he got finished . She loved it and looked so cute. Wished I could share her picture with you.

  2. Renee says:

    My daughter loves to go to the library and read to the dogs there. There are 2 different dogs every week that listen to children for about an hour and a half. Each child can read and pet the dogs for 10-15 min (or longer if no one’s waiting). Our library also shows movies and they serve popcorn. They’re always having free classes or programs for the family. Last week my daughter went to an art class and she has been participating in their spring reading program to earn In ‘n Out burgers.

    We also love going to the park. There’s a splash pad there. We love to take a picnic or snacks.