Warning: photo heavy post!
Hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July. We spent our holiday traveling home. Whomp whomp.
We're home and trying to adjust to the time change. Marcus didn't care it was 4:00AM, to him it felt like 6:00, so we have been up for what feels like ages.
Enough of all that. On to the fun stuff...
While visiting home I knew making a trip to the zoo was a must-do. Growing up I loved the zoo, and I wanted to pass the magic of the zoo on to Marcus.
You don't have a true zoo experience if the temperatures are below 98 degrees, the humidity is below 1,000%, and crowds come in droves. Lucky for us we were treated to all of the aforementioned. However, Marcus and I enjoyed ourselves.
|Even the sign still gets me excited!|
|He has no idea how much awesomeness is about to happen.|
|Upper left: Touching star fish - so cool!|
Upper and mid right: checking out the aquarium.
Lower: Getting a good look!
|Upper: WOAH! The penguins were pretty captivating.|
Lower: A small cove perfect for little ones to explore and play. Marcus could have probably spent all day here.
|A quick trip through the desert dome. Marcus will (hopefully) appreciate this area more when he's a little older.|
|A stop in the cat house proved to be rewarding.|
Marcus and a lioness had a bit of a stare down.
|I love this picture!!|
|Skip "petting" the animals. Marcus found lying on the goats was appropriate.|
|Aside from quad rides my child has never sat so still for me.|
Henry Doorly experience has me excited for the many summer days we will spend at the zoo as Marcus gets older and can fully appreciate everything. Until then, I'm not going to rush the little man growing up. I'm perfectly content sitting back and watching as he soaks up all the wonder and newness of his world.