I have been way off my blogging game this week – my goal every week is at least three posts, and well, FAIL. Especially this post, because it’s almost a month old. My bad, ok – life and all that good stuff.
When my dad was here for the Fourth, we wanted to do a “first” with him. Especially since my parents live so far away, I’ve liked to be able to do firsts with them when they’re here. So even though it was about 98 degrees, we went to the zoo. I have only been to the Birmingham Zoo once – it was for Boo at the Zoo, and I got free tickets. And I didn’t have a kid, so it wasn’t very fun.
So of to the zoo we went – I wasn’t quite sure how Sheffield would like being in his stroller for such a long period of time, but with small amounts of time being carried and being able to bang against the monkey glass, it was actually ok.
Our first stop was the petting station. This place had about four goats in it, and we were instructed to not touch their faces. I think he liked it? I mean, who can tell?
Goats are fun right? Right. Can we also just mention how cute his outfit is? Swoon. (Thanks grandma and grandpa for the birthday outfit!)
So we walked around a little bit, saw some rhinos, elephants, giraffes and otters.
And then, then, we got to step in the AC heaven, also known as the monkey house. Baby had started to get just a tiny bit cranky, so since it was enclosed, we let him out of his stroller and let him roam around a little bit. And I’m not sure there’s anything cuter than a baby pressed up against the glass at the zoo. We also busted out the grapes in here, and some monkey really wanted them – he ended up coming right up to the window and pressing his little monkey hands against the glass. The kid giggled and giggled.
And because it’s a momentous event, we even got a picture together. And yes, I am very aware that my bra strap is showing. You know those moms that they call hot mess moms? That’s me to a tee.
So that was Sheffield’s first zoo trip – it was hot and we were all super sweaty, but it was also building a sweet sweet memory.