Jungle Island

Jungle Island

When I was around 5 years old, my mom took me to the zoo in Lisboa.

That night, I had the worst nightmares!

I dreamt that all the animals had broken free and were running wild, all the snakes were slithering all over my body, the gazelles were jumping over me, the elephants and lions were running… it’s a dream that I can still visually remember.

I have kept away from zoos or anything like them since then, even when I lived in San Diego and had one of the best zoos near me.

On saturday, auntie K got us some free VIP passes to Jungle Island so, we couldn’t pass them up. (thank you K!)

Despite not being a fan of seeing animals in cages, it was wonderful to be able to show Lily animals she has only been able to see in books.

The birds were her favorites,the monkeys and the pink flamingos were my favorites. 🙂 (I finally got to see pink flamingos after being in Florida for almost 10 years!)

Happy monday everyone, hope you all have a great week!


Rain-forest at the library

Yesterday was the last themed program at the library.

The collaboration between The Miami Beach Library with Jungle Island was wonderful.

First we had birds of paradise, then reptiles and yesterday we had rain-forest which was a nice combination of both.

All the kids loved learning about all the animals and of course getting to pet them.

Can I just say one more time that… we LOVE our library!




Yesterday, Sean from Jungle Island brought some of his reptile friends to the library for the kids to learn about and pet.

There were snakes, lizards, turtles and even an alligator!

Even though Lily was still not 100% because of the nasty little cold she has, she enjoyed petting the reptiles, in particular the small lizard.

And it’s friday!

Can you guys believe it?

It was a bit of a hard week for us so I’m looking forward to relaxing this weekend.

Hope you all have a great one! 🙂



Loving our library

I seriously LOVE the Miami Beach Public Library.

Not only is it clean, bright, everyone is nice and super helpful but, they always have great FREE kids programs.

Today, we had birds!!!

Yes, birds.

The Miami Beach Public Library has collaborated with Jungle Island and for 3 thursdays will have a Jungle Island representative come and teach kids about animals.

April 07- Birds of “Parrot” Dise

May 19- Remarkable Reptiles

June 09- Rain-forest Adventure

As if that’s not cool enough, they have also collaborated with the Miami Children’s Museum.

April 13- The adventures of Mr. Potato Head

May 13- Green eggs and ham

June 08- Bob the Builder

All programs start at 10am.

Aren’t we lucky?

(Sorry, pictures are blurry. Oh well…)