Thursday, November 19, 2009

Claire's First Zoo Trip

Last Sunday we took Claire to Brookfield Zoo for the first time. She did wonderful. It was a chilly fall day, so we bundled her up and she was warm and cozy. When we pulled into the parking lot, we woke her up to feed her. After she ate and got her diaper changed, she was ready to rock'n'roll. We got into the zoo and saw the elephants, wild dogs, zebras, buffalo, and giraffes.At one point we decided to take a picture, as we got Claire out of her stroller, we noticed that she had only one pink sock on. The other pink sock, was no where to be found. Luckily, we were able to borrow a white pair of Brayden's. We made it through the rest of the zoo with both socks on her feet. After the sock ordeal we decided to head to the rain forest. We were not able to take her stroller in, so we carried her. She loved it, she was checking out all of the lights and plants. Daddy enjoyed showing her all the monkeys both big and small. We also ventured into the water world and the swamp. At both of those house, Eric was able to see both of his favorite animals, otters and penguins. We also got her a wax figure of a penguin to put in her room. (It is a machine that makes certain wax animals, it's really cool to watch them form and when the come out they are so nice,warm, and freshly made - it has been a tradition for Eric and I since we were young. Now we pass it onto Claire.) She only napped for a half hour during the whole trip. It was a great day. We can't wait to do it again in the Spring. Another First to be checked off the list!


  1. Ah, I miss Brookfield! I haven't been since I was young. I remember those machines with the plastic animals, I loved getting those when I'd go as a kid.

    Glad you guys had a good time!

  2. The zoo always fun but it's SO much more fun now that I am a mommy!


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