Thursday, July 7, 2011

Brookfield Zoo

Mike and I took off work on Tuedsay to take Ben to the zoo for the first time. Here they are at the start of the day, ready to go!

We saw lots of animals, and Ben's general reaction was this face, with arm out, pointing and asking "what's that"?

After seeing several animals in the sweltering heat, we decided to take a break with a sno cone and a carousel ride. Ben was a huge fan of both!

Then it was on to see more animals.

We took a short break to cool down at this water spout. This was another big hit. I'm thinking we could have saved $50 and just stayed home with a popsicle and the sprinkler since those were the big hits of the day. :-)

But then we would have missed the children's zoo. Ben loved petting, brushing, and feeding the goats.

At one point Ben tried to put the goat food in his own mouth, so Dada had to remind himthat the food goes in the goat's mouth, not his.

After a few hours at the zoo, Ben (and Mom and Dad) were done and ready to go. (Did I mention it was REALLY hot?)

We thought we'd stop at Chipotle for dinner on the way home, but Ben fell asleep as soon as he hit the car seat.

So instead we drove home while he napped, and then stopped at a Chipotle by our house, letting Ben get an hour nap in. Feeling rested, Ben enjoyed dinner and was a happy camper!

Oh, did I mention Ben's latest obsession is straws. He's fascinated by them.

I think we'll definitely be back to the zoo... Just not in 90 degree weather.

1 comment:

  1. Looks fun! Connor wore that same outfit today!