Monday, May 30, 2011

First Family Zoo Day

This morning Frig and I brainstormed some different ideas for how we should spend Memorial Day and we settled on taking CJ to the zoo. Some of you may recall that I did take him to the zoo one time before, early on, and that it didn't go very well. Today was the complete opposite.

First, I learned a lot from watching the more experienced zoo goers on our last trip. We came prepared with water for all, hats, lots of snacks, sunscreen on, and the wagon instead of the stroller. Christian pulled the wagon "My turn!" he would tell us, more than he rode, which made his father and I VERY happy.

Second, CJ did amazing with his potty training. He even managed to go number two after his snack. This really helped with any potential stress levels.

Third, he was so much more into the animals. Knowing what they were called and wanting to get closer looks at different birds, the chimps, the grizzly bear, and the "horses" (large antelope and zebras).

Fourth, his Daddy was with us. Everything always goes so much smoother when Appa is able to come with us.

Early on - still a little unsure.

Starting to take closer looks.

No time to stop - eating on the go!

Can you see the bear?

Daddy too!
African drumming

Checking out the Chimps.

Being checked out by the Chimps.

Mommy, CJ and the cool Giraffe
"And Daddy too" - CJ wasn't happy until he took a photo with Daddy.

1 comment:

  1. Wagons are a wonderful thing at this age. It definitely looks like the zoo was a big hit.


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