May 29, 2014
What a fantastic day! I have to admit, I didn't think it was going to be a great day. We did not get off to a great start. We were running behind, I did not have anything packed and ready to go, the car needed gas and the tires needed air. Curtis was grumpy because he was worried there wouldn't be enough time to see everything and I was irritated because I did not want to deal with Mr. Grumpy.
Thankfully, we let it all go and decided that running late, not having it all together and things popping up on us is just a fact of life.
We got to the zoo and it was HOT! But the sun was shining and I was thankful! Ava took to the zoo immediately. She L.O.V.E.D it! She was pointing at everything, saying "whats that?" constantly and just in awe of everything.
We saw pretty much everything and got to do a few extra things, as well. We were able to ride the choo choo train, feed the giraffes, feed the goats, feed the birds, and ride the carousel. Her favorite parts of the zoo was feeding the giraffes. She. Is. Fearless. She also loved the aquarium--everything about it.
We were amazed at how she giggled at the giraffes LONG tongue as it would wrap it around her hand to get the food. She didn't care...she just giggled and kept wanting to feed it.
She was a little nervous around the birds, especially when they landed on my arm, but she didn't freak out or want to leave.
The aquarium was her other favorite exhibit. We were shocked that she was so enthralled with, but she was. She just couldn't get enough.
The gorilla was interesting to her. She wasn't quite sure what to think of it. She wouldn't go right up to the glass with it sitting right there, but she did keep her eye on it. It was almost as if she didn't trust it.
We were exhausted, but had a wonderful day together. Ava may not remember the experience and I know Sally doesn't have a clue, but Curtis and I will always remember the look on Ava's face as she experienced each part of the zoo. :)