On Saturday the whole family headed out to the Vilas Zoo for the morning. Madison has a pretty decent zoo (that is free), and since it was the best weather we have had all year, we wanted to head out somewhere to enjoy it as much as possible. We saw a lot of animals, got a lot of exercise and just in general enjoyed a few hours outdoors.
We brought along the double stroller, but Lydia enjoyed being carried while she was awake, and Joshua insisted on walking almost the whole way. Oh well, at least we could carry our stuff in the stroller, and we did need to put Lydia in it when she fell asleep.
Joshua loved being able to run around, see all the animals and go wherever he wanted to. It's been a long time since there hasn't been snow on the ground!
Besides the animals, there is also a nice kids area with a little playground, a petting zoo (not open yet) and a Carousel (which has to be one of Joshua's favorite things). So, all in all it was a very fun trip for the whole family, and I'm sure that we will have many, many more trips here throughout the year.
As a side note, one of my good friends from Spring Arbor just got word from the company James works at that he has made it to the final job interview, so he and his wife will be flying out in a couple weeks. We're looking forward to seeing them, and hope that the job works out for them.
James (along with Liz, Joshua and Lydia)