Last week before Nana headed home we decided to take a special trip down to the large zoo in the city. We got there early and were some of the first people in the zoo. We spent almost the entire day there, not leaving until after 5, all 4 of us completely exhausted. We saw almost everything we wanted too, although we missed the elephants again.
Lilypad Princess and her dad on the skytram
We decided to give the Children's Zoo a try this time. Last year LP was too little, this year there were some things she enjoyed, but there were a bunch of older kids there on field trips and after being pushed out of the way a couple of times she pretty much decided she'd had enough. She did enjoy the fox ears though, I remember these from when I was little. (Note to Nana, can you scan in the picture of Brian D. and I with the same ears?)
Lilypad Princess liked the tigers and alligators, she also enjoyed listening to all the peacocks. We found out that Lilypad Dad can stretch as high as a tiger.
During a little break for some water and a pretzel.
The two biggest hits of the day were the Bug Carousel and the Butterfly Garden. Lilypad Princess got to take 4 rides on the carousel, once each with Nana, Lilypad Dad, and me, and one more trip when a nice woman on the shuttle gave us her ticket because she liked LP's knock knock jokes.
Nana and LP
Lilypad Princess loved the Butterfly House almost as much this year as last year. It was a little more crowded and a little hotter this year though, so we didn't spend as much time. She was also disappointed that none of the butterflies would land on her finger.
She enjoyed the rest of the garden more this year though. She loved being the butterflies and honeybees.