Things have been so crazy and hectic around here lately. You don't know how many times I sat down to write a post and then never got around to finishing it. Between family health issues, school projects, Spring Holidays and planning my little one's upcoming birthday party, there hasn't been a minute to spare.
This week in NY the kids are off from school for Spring Break.
Translation: 24/7 kid time = 1 crazy mama!!
Monday we were busy preparing for Passover and Tuesday it rained so we ended up just staying in all day. By Wednesday, it was time to go out - even if there was a blizzard!! Fortunately the weather was decent. Since Wednesday is "donation day" at The Bronx Zoo, we decided to go there. Why not save a little if you can, right?!? Everyone seems to be on a budget these days and we are definitely no exception!
The girls love going to The Bronx Zoo and since the weather has been cold, we really haven't been there in a long time. So, they were really excited about it. I was just happy to get out and have an opportunity to take some pictures.
Our first stop once we get through the main gates is to head on over to the Children's Zoo. Even though it's donation day, you still need to pay extra for this section - $3 per ticket. It's so worth it though! It's a lot of fun, very interactive and hands on for the kids - not just walking around looking at animals. I highly recommend it if you have little ones.
Their favorite part is what they call "beaver holes".
Here they were looking at the baby alligator
Part of our routine is to eat lunch there. We head on over to the Dancing Crane Cafe. They have really good salads and normally, I would be so looking forward to it. However, just before we left, I got hit with a major stomach ache - almost didn't make it out. I am not going to fill you in on all the details, but just so you know, I ended up with a bottle of water for lunch. That was about as much as my stomach could handle.
These 2 on the other hand always get the same thing - chicken strips, fries and a blue drink. Super healthy!!
When I was pregnant with my little one, I had constant cravings for the "blue drink". Now, she LOVES them!!
It must be really annoying to have your picture taken while you're eating lunch.
After lunch we decided to explore some areas we haven't been to yet - one of them being the Reptile House. My daughter was so excited because she was learning about reptiles in school. She couldn't wait to go back to her science teacher and tell him what she saw.
This is what we saw - a whole lotta snakes!!
As far as snakes go, we really liked this one. Never saw a green design like this. Very impressive!
Hey bud - so glad you're in there, and we're out here.
Still holding on strong to that blue drink.
Last but not least, we saw some baboons.
All done! Time to go!!
What have you been doing during Spring Break? Anything fun??
On a side note, today is April Fool's Day. Why not try making these cupcakes - great fakeout food!