A few weeks ago Waldo and I took Lily to the zoo. The weather had been so nice we had to take advantage of it, and spending time together is always a fun way to spend the day. Since both of us work from home we are literally together 24/7, you would think that we see enough of each other, but you’d be wrong, we like spending time together. So we went to the zoo, I knew this story had a point.
We packed up all of our stuff and headed south. We had a little picnic in the park before we went in to see the ANIMALS. Lily loves the animals. We really like going during the off season, because there are so few other people there and it feels like we have the whole place to ourselves. Well it’s not really that empty, but we usually don’t have to share the exhibits with anyone else.
The Australasian Avery is the fist exhibit that you see and it has these crazy big blue birds. That bird is probably more than half the size of Lily. They have other birds too, but the blue ones amaze me.
Then it’s on to the ELEPHANTS!
The orangutans are next. The two lady orangutans had babies recently. We didn’t get to see any babies though.
We stopped by and tried to see the tigers, but they were snoozing and kind of hidden. Next we saw the giraffes, then we walked over to the seals and sea lions.
Our zoo is working on building a new seal and sealion cove. I can’t wait for it to be finished.
And the flamingos were next. I love their bright color and majesty.
I can’t remember what this dude is called, but I like his bangs.
We did a few things that we hadn’t done at the zoo before. We let Lily go and visit the petting zoo and she got to feed the giraffe. Both of which were AWESOME and she loved it all.
Daddy had to pet the goat first.
The petting zoo was mostly goats and a few standoffish sheep.
The giraffe feeding took all of two seconds, but Lil really enjoyed it.
She walked around the zoo picking up sticks so she could feed other animals. Of course we didn’t let her actually feed any other animals, but I thought the idea was really sweet.
Lily walks around with her hands in her pockets all the time these days. It is so cute.
We stopped by the little hippo statue so Lil could climb and play.
We of course saw lots of other animals, but didn’t like too many of the pictures.
We have a tradition of stopping by the snack shop and sharing a ice cream cone. It is one of my favorite parts of our zoo trip.
Can you tell she’s super sleepy?
We stopped by and saw the Galapagos tortoise.
We walked back by and said “Bye” to the elephants and orangutans.
We had such a great day. I can’t wait to do it again.
What wonderful pictures! Lily is getting so big – it looks like you all had a great day 🙂