Friday, November 11, 2011
First Trip to the Zoo
First off, happy Veteran's day!!! We are very grateful for those that have served both past and present to honor and protect our country. Thank you for your bravery, dedication and numerous sacrifices. Charlotte was thrilled to see lots of flags flying high today. She's obsessed with pointing out each and every flag she can spot!
We took a road trip to Houston last weekend. We attended a wedding on Saturday. Can I tell you how much fun it is to get my precious daughter totally dressed up for special occasions. She got many, many compliments and looked quite darling if I do say so myself. Seeing her and Ross dressed up and cuddling pretty much made my heart explode! We are going to have to work on wearing tights though. She kept taking her shoes off in the car and trying to rip her tights off like she does with her socks. What can I say - she likes to be barefoot like her mama.
Sunday we took Charlotte to the Houston zoo. Ross and I could barely contain our excitement. Since the moment Charlotte was born, we've talked about taking her to the zoo. It's something that we've always enjoyed doing together and I have to tell you - it's a totally dIfferent experience seeing it through the eyes of your child. She loved pointing out all of the animals and making their sounds to us. There were two exhibits that totally made her eyes light up. The first one was the giraffes. She was in awe over their height and proximity. We ate at a cafe where you sat outside right next to where they were feeding the giraffes lettuce leaves. She giggled at their long black tongues and waved everytime one came walking by the patio.
The second was the world of primates! We were excited to see such a variety of monkeys. The zoos in our area don't have many at all and they are so much fun to watch. Charlotte really loved watching them swing around and play together. We spent a long time watching the chimpanzees. There were two, right by the glass, using sticks to place in a hole and pull termites out to nibble on. It was neat seeing them so up close. The funniest and definitely oddest were these tiny monkeys called Tamarin. They would follow you as you walked by and study you as much as we studied them. We had a great visit. I would definitely go back again and recommend it to others. It's surrounded by a wonderful park that we enjoyed strolling through and it's located nearby several interesting looking museums. Have you been to the zoo recently? What was your favorite exhibit??