friday we decided we would put our soon expiring zoo pass to use. we of course have our new season pass already in hand, but we wanted to get a little more use out of the old one. we only made it to the zoo as a family once last summer even though i went a few times and the kids several times. it was a lot of fun to see how much more comfortable nate is becoming with different things at the zoo that use to make him nervous. he use to hate the aquarium because of having to walk under the sharks in the tunnel – friday we sat in the tunnel for 10-15 minutes watching them swim all around us. he also use to not even want to look at the snakes – friday i heard him exclaim, “coooool! a huge snake!” we had a pretty limited time span between when we got there and when we needed to leave for naptime so picture taking was very minimal. we’re definitely looking forward to going again soon though!