The night before at a very out-of-control-crying-for-mommy moment, I let Jack and Drew know that we were going to zoo next day. I explained to them what we will see. They started to get shoes and jackets on right then. Jack even opened the door to go outside. I had to tell them that the zoo was closed for the night.
When they woke up in the morning, they started right away heading out the door to the van. I had to tell them that the zoo wasn't open at 6:30 am and besides Luke was still asleep and they needed more than just diapers to wear.
We loaded up the van with 3 boys, snacks, packed lunch, water bottles, and red wagon. Jack and Drew insisted on opening their water bottle right away. I warned them that I couldn't stop on the interstate if they spilled it. I drove down to Denver. Drew of course dropped his water bottle and screaming ensued.
We made it okay, refilled his water bottle.