Celebrating moms on her special day

By WEEK Reporter

May 11, 2014 Updated May 11, 2014 at 11:54 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Mother's Day -- a day all about mom and a time many families spend together.

The Peoria Zoo was packed with hundreds of people on Sunday, all with the same idea in mind -- celebrating mom.

And while many say they wish they could spend more time with mom, everyone agrees -- moms are pretty special.

"We're spending time with our mom because we don't get to take her out enough and we're trying to give back to the woman who gives us everything," said Machaella Moore.

"She's loving and caring to me, and my family," said Claire Wilson.

Every mom received discounted admission to the zoo in celebration of her special day.