April 22, 2011

at the zoo & earth day

Yesterday we spent all morning at the zoo. We hurried to get there at 9am so we could find parking at the zoo {wishful thinking}, but it was full by the time we got there.
{note to self: next time use the Metro}
Our mission was to see the pandas and luckily we did! 

It was really hard to take photos as the park was absolutely full with people... and strollers, but I did get to take some shots of our favorite cats.

What are your plans for Earth Day? We have tickets to go see African Cats. Narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film’s story features three unique African cats – Mara, a quickly growing and endearing lion cub; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons.

In honor of each individual who sees this movie during its opening week {April 22-28} Disneynature will make a donation to The African Wildlife Foundation for the “See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna” initiative. Funds will be given to help support some awesome conservation efforts in the Savanna and help ensure the future of Africa’s diverse wildlife.

After living in Kenya for a couple of years and having been to Masai Mara for the migration twice, this is a very special movie to watch. The kids are really looking forward to it... and me too!

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter Weekend! Are you ready for the Egg Hunt?


  1. Great shots despite all the strollers:
    a wonderful Easter weekend to all of you too!

  2. Aw you're so lucky to have seen the pandas! When we went to the San Diego zoo, there was a line up so long, we just bypassed it. Sadness since Keira so wanted to see them. You lived in Kenya! I have a romantic view of Kenya à la Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa, which is one of my favourite books and movie. You are so very lucky to have lived in so many beautiful places.. Wishing you a very happy weekend Anabel! I really do hope we get to meet this summer. : )


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