Saturday, April 28th Ryleigh went on her first trip to the zoo! We went with Gigi, Easton, Hailey, and LiLi (Lisa, Hailey's mom). People can say all they want to say about an 11 month old not understanding what is going on at the zoo, but Ryleigh and Easton had a blast! You could see the excitment in their eyes as we approached new animals. They loved the colorful animals. They especially loved when an animal was very close to the glass. Ryleigh would reach her hand out as if she could touch the animal. As we strolled through the zoo she was looking around and taking in every moment and every sight. As a matter of fact, it was hard to get her to take a nap because she was so interested in the things that were going on around her.
One of the first things we did was see the sea lion show. Both babies sat up so still and watched as the sea lion did its tricks. When the crowd would make a noise, so would the babies. It was such a joy to see them interacting with the show.
Easton let everyone know when lunch time came around. We sat outside of the elephant exhibit and fed Ryleigh and Easton. As we sat there feeding them, our moms sat there and cried. We laughed at them! My mom said that she is living inside her fantasy world.
After lunch time, it was nap time. Easton was the first one to crash. About an hour later Ryleigh finally went to sleep. Once they were asleep, they were out! We wanted to ride the carousel and play on the splash pad, but apparently they thought the nap was too important.
After nap time we ate ice cream and waited on the train. We had a wonderful time riding around the zoo on the train. Except...I remember that train ride being way longer when I was little!
We spent about 6 hours at the zoo. I would say that Ryleigh liked the big lizard and the sea lions the best! It was such a wonderful and memorable day. You can see a few pictures from the day below.
Ryleigh's lizard Friend
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