Well, We hadn't been to the zoo in just over *gasp* a month, so last weekend we (along with the rest of the Portland Metro Area) packed a picnic and headed off for adventure. It as the first time we'd been there with the Zoo Train was running again after winter, so we hopped on the caboose and enjoyed a lovely ride! (Seleia and Elora felt quite grown up with a seat to themselves.) The girls got animal stamps galore, got to play in a little bit of water, and used their zoo keys at every opportunity. (Elora carried her purse through the zoo all day and kept her zoo map out...consulting it at every exhibit to make sure she knew exactly where we were on the map. Maps and Calendars have been quite the obsession lately. A good gift idea for her: Portland area Thomas Guide.) Amarra strutted her stuff in a pair of my shades since her sunglasses were temporarily MIA. Seleia made about 50 new friends. After a few hours of animals we headed down into Washington Park for a picnic and some time at the playground. (The only playground I know that even beats the ones in Central Park. We were jipped as kids...wood, metal, and bark dust. Ha!) I quite officially am ready for SUMMER! The sunny trip to the zoo did it. Bring on the sun!