Baby girl’s first trip to the zoo

I can’t believe I haven’t gotten around to writing about our trip to the zoo! I apologize that it is a bit belated. My father-in-law’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago. We wanted to do something fun as a family, so we decided to go to the zoo.

It’s still a little chilly here, so we couldn’t see all of the animals, but there were plenty to keep baby girl entertained. The first thing we saw was the polar bear. While the rest of us thought it was pretty cool, baby girl didn’t seem impressed. I think it’s because she had a hard time seeing the animal through the fencing.

From there we went to the aquatics building. She loved that exhibit! Between the sea lions and the puffins and the penguins, we probably could have stayed in that building all day. Baby girl was absolutely enthralled watching the sea animals. I think the regular old fish tank might have been her favorite though.

We also got to see the big cats. Baby girl and her daddy stood at the glass by the leopard for a good five minutes, watching the animal pace back and forth. It was fun to see that she was aware of what was going on. She’d watch the leopard pace, and then smile back at me. Then she’d watch the animal some more and smile up at her dad. That definitely made my heart happy to watch.

Then we moved on to the monkey building. The monkeys are always my favorite, and I think baby girl had a good time in that building too. We started out by the big apes and worked our way through to the little tiny monkeys. At each new exhibit, baby girl would walk over to the glass and watch the animals play. So cute!

One of the great things about the zoo by us is that it also has a conservatory, so we took a walk through the flowers, too. While it might still feel like winter outside (I still can’t believe it snowed 2 inches on April 20!), it was definitely spring at the conservatory. That was a nice change of pace, and baby girl enjoyed trying to pick the flowers.

So all in all, I’d say we had a very successful birthday party for Grandpa. Even if I am a little late in writing about it.

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