Okay, so "exotic" is probably pushing it, but a normal petting zoo doesn't have camels and zebras either. This was such a random exhibit, set up outside a farm/garden store, but it was a beautiful day and we needed to get out of the house, so we decided to give it a shot.
I'm glad we went because the kids loved it. We fed and petted the goats then fed and petted more goats. Intermingled were a few other animals, pigs, kangaroos, porcupines and cows. (Random right???)
then we got to feed the camel and Tanner loved that. Bailey was hysterical about feeding the animals. She wanted to drop the food in their pens but if the animals got close to her at all, she throw up her hands in front of her face and say "I sorry. I sorry" I was dying, it was so funny. Those goats just wanted to eat her up and she didn't want to be anywhere near them. But if you tried to get her to actually put the feed in the feeding scoop she'd flip. It was really funny to watch.
Tanner loved feeding this camel.
Bailey wasn't so sure about the huge camel up-close
This goat just wanted to eat Bailey's hair.
Tanner checking out the zebra. (Who wouldn't come over to the gate)
Bailey eventually got comfortable enough that she started petting the baby goats.
After making it through at the petting zoo pens, we finally got in line to ride the camel. Originally Tanner said he didn't want to ride the camel, but when Bailey asked for a "camel ride" , Tanner decided he would go too. So we waited our turn and then Tanner, Bailey and I hopped on a camel's back and when for a ride.The kids loved it!!!! Tanner especially because he got to sit by himself and he felt like such a big boy.
Tanner just handling that camel like a BOSS!
Man I love days like this! I love when I can enjoy my kids without big fits and just have fun together! Such a fun afternoon with Daddy!!!! Here's hoping we get many more days like this!