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My little monkeys meet Manhattan monkeys! the ZOO!!

My little monkeys meet Manhattan monkeys! the ZOO!!
My little monkeys meet Manhattan monkeys! the ZOO!!

Today was so fun. Our friend, Miq, got us into the Central Park Zoo and the kids had a blast! This zoo is smaller, which is perfect for the girls. My sweet little 2-year-old couldn’t handle something too much bigger, but with the stroller and the beautiful park… it was perfect. Jozlyn was especially excited to see “the lion”…which they didn’t have. I believe, she was referring to either the sea lion or the snow leopard  … not sure. But she loved both, so either was a win. Here are some shots from the day.


My little monkey meeting the NY monkeys.
smelling the roses..well flowers anyway
Finding the birds…it’s like Where’s Waldo
The grounds within the park are beautiful.
We saw otters swimming under a bridge..which made my little mermaids miss Mamu and Pops pool.
They were mesmerized by the sea lion.
We’d been promising her a popsicle for days.. finally delivered.. she liked it.


We had a blast. If you come to New York with young kids and need something to occupy not a lot of time that the kids will enjoy, check this spot out. It’s got penguins (the enclosure seen in Happy Feet I believe), two large Boas (there ya go Dad), otters, sea lions, birds, two grizzly bears and a snow leopard. There are bigger zoos in the city, but this one is perfectly located in Central Park! Anybody ever been here before? We had a blast!

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We are a family of four just trying to figure out what our "new normal" looks like in Manhattan! I'm Kayla, a 29-year-old creative with a passion for theater and writing. Jordan is a musician and experience pastor with a heart that loves people. And we have two awesome little girls, Jozlyn and Kendall. Our house is crazy...always full of energy and laughter.... and we have no idea what we're doing! Help us figure it out as we go!

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I'm Kayla. Mom of two, wife of one and new New York transplant. We're a family of four fumbling our way through our new normal in Manhattan! We're excited to learn as we go... we can't mess this up too bad, right? :)

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