We went to the zoo for Evelyn’s Birthday. It was the day before Evelyn’s Birthday and I think Avery got more out of it, but Evelyn is always happy to be out of the house, so it worked for her Birthday too. At first Evelyn was totally fascinated by everything:
But eventually she woke up and discovered that her hat was actually more interesting than anything the zoo had to offer (puff balls on the ends of strings, I mean can polar bears compete with that?). But, like I said, we were outside and I picked her up occasionally, so life was good in Evelyn world.
Avery, on the other hand, was pretty excited about the zoo. She kept saying “Can we go see another one animals?” We were a little surprised at what she liked and what she didn’t. Sea lions were a hit, polar bears not so much. She really liked the turtles in the pond, but the flamingos were a little ho hum. There’s no telling with two year olds. She definitely didn’t, however, like the horse. He was a little too close for comfort and even today she was still calling him the “bad horse.”
And finally, this toucan let us get really close. A toddler tried to pet him though and got snapped at, so I got close enough to get a picture but not much closer. He was flying around free in the building with birds and fish.
It was a good day and we kept assuring Avery that she would wear out before we ran out of animals. In the end we were wrong. Sort of. We saw the half of the zoo we didn’t get to last time we went and then a little more and when closing time came Avery was still going strong. She was a pretty good little walker.