Today we went on a grand adventure...Maddie's first trip to the zoo! Keith played hookie in the afternoon so that we could all experience it together. We've been wanting to go for a long time, but it always seemed that the weather or our schedules didn't cooperate. Unfortunately, today was Spring Break for Washington, so the number of people and especially the parking lot was CRAZY!! Remind me never to go during a holiday again. :-)
Maddie absolutely loved everything and she was very equal-opportunity with the love...real animals, wood carvings, stone statues...it's all good.
It's so fun to watch her walk everywhere herself now and be independent...which, of course, means lots of detours. Teddy bears are one of her favorite things, so this "teddy" got lots of hugs!
The polar bears are so grand looking. Too bad we couldn't convince him to play in the water while we were there!
One of Maddie's favorite animal exhibits was the goats...go figure! She must be a farm girl at heart.
Oh, that Daddy of mine is so hilarious!
Packy, the baby of the group. All the grown ups were inside feeding and he was outside all by his lonesome. :-(
Don't huge animals look so peaceful when they're sleeping?
Getting a good view of that black "teddy".
Soooo many fish to look at! Oh, and she made sure to give the fishies a kiss on the glass too.
Ahem! Uh, I'm not really sure what's going on with these three turtles...shall we call it "wrestling" perhaps?
A ride in Daddy's arms after a long, exciting day. We'll come see you again, zoo!