May 12, 2018

Camping Out in the Zoo

If you're a regular reader of the blog (looking at you, Grandparents!) then you probably know that Madeline is just about our favorite person on earth and she makes our lives better in every single way.  Her adventurous spirit is just one of the things we love about her, and recently she invited Stella and Cille to join her for a night of tent camping in the Audubon Zoo.  The girls were thrilled!  We helped them pitch a tent, which took way longer than it should have because we could not remember how to set it up at first, and we even brought an air mattress for their camping comfort, although the tall air mattress turned out to be a mistake and we should have brought the one with a lower profile so that there would be more room for air circulation.  Poor Madeline really paid for this mistake, as the girls made her sleep in the middle and near about cuddled her to death in the heat...
They were all smiles while eating dinner before their night hike through the zoo...
These three are beautiful inside and out!
They even took a selfie in front of their tent, although it turned out a little crooked since they had to improvise a way to prop up the phone...
The girls had an awesome campout.  They met a New Orleans rat up close and personal (which was not supposed to be part of the experience), and the jaguar stayed in his cage, which was a plus.  In fact, they all said they would like to do it again!  Maybe next time the whole family can go, although we'll need a bigger tent and maybe some fans...

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