It’s kind of ridiculous that we’ve lived two blocks (well, two blocks and then a park) away from a zoo* for over a year, and we only just took Felix. In fact, I don’t even think we were the first ones to think of it for our playdate!
Anyway – we had a lovely afternoon in the zoo with Steph, Navah, Dara and Sophie. (Obviously, Felix is already quite a ladies’ man.) It was sheep shearing day, so the big bushy sheep in the farm section were getting haircuts. Felix was a bit wary, but at least watched Giles feeding the goats and sheep. He was more interested in the grates (as usual) than anything else. We also saw the sea lions get fed while Felix ate a giant corn muffin in the messiest way possible, saw a bunch of monkeys and baboons, and saw a giant branch fall off a tree in the emu and kangaroo section. Most of the pictures are from the photo-op turtle shells. The idea is the kid crawls in and looks like a turtle. Navah was skeptical, Sophie was having none of it, and Felix wouldn’t get out of it.
*I also need to point out that although the zoo is SO CLOSE, we were still super-late. Hrm. Someday, we will figure out how to get out the door with Felix when we’re supposed to. That may be the day we’re leaving for college, but really, it will happen eventually.