"Sweetie, look! Look at the elephant!"
"But, look at him eating his hay!"
"Bye bye elephant!"
"Do you want to see the tiger?"
Slightly less climactic than the scene that played out in my head (that scene involved us leaving the zoo and Sweets chattering on about lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Perhaps clutching a stuffed lemur we had purchased at the gift shop). As far as we could tell, his favorite parts of the zoo experience were twofold:
1. Eating snacks in his stroller.
2. Seeing the John Deere gator that the employees tool around in.
Nevertheless, we did manage to capture some memories on camera!
This playing of the wooden alligator drum lasted all of 30 seconds before the John Deere gator drove by and that was the end of that.
I make a convincing butterfly, no?
I love elephants so much. Seeing this one getting a cool bath was the highlight of the trip for me. I could not for the life of me convince my son of the same!
We snapped a photo in front of this safari background because if we got too close to any actual living, breathing animals there was lots of protesting on Sweets' part ;)
He did seem to like the tortoises. And no, I didn't let him run around at the zoo barefoot. There was an attempt to get him to play in the little water area for kids that didn't go over well.
With PaPa and GaGa.
Later in the afternoon we Facetimed with my brother and sister-in-law and when asked what animals he saw at the zoo, Sweets told them "froggies, turtles and snakes." Is he a boy or what?! I love it!