That song has been stuck in my head all weekend. If you don’t know it, I do not recommend that you look it up….
I hope everyone who had Memorial Day off enjoyed the long weekend, and everyone who had to work is hanging in there.
I spent the long weekend with my family in Houston. As you may have guessed from the title of this post, one of the highlights of the weekend involved taking James to the Houston Zoo.
I had no idea whether or not he would notice the animals, but he generally enjoys seeing new scenery and loves people watching, so we figured it would be fun either way.
Oh my goodness though, it took about twenty minutes to drive to the zoo…and about 45 minutes to find parking. It was pure madness! We almost turned around and went home, but my sister was meeting us there and had already parked, so we kept on looking. It wasn’t even that crowded when we made it into the zoo, but a bunch of the parking was blocked off for some reason.
The first thing we went to look at when we got in was the sea lions. He got the biggest smile on his face. I guess he noticed them!
The whole time we were there, James seemed to be having the best time (as were we all). I’m not sure how many of the animals he noticed, but I think he loved watching the big kids run and play and enjoyed looking around at all of the pretty trees.
It got pretty hot while we were there, but we took breaks inside or in the shade when needed.
One highlight for everyone was feeding the giraffes. We were given big lettuce leaves to feed to them. We were basically face to face with the beautiful animals, but James just stared at the lettuce. I think he was too busy hoping for a bite to notice the huge animals right in front of him.
One thing he definitely noticed though was the petting zoo! I tentatively brought James over to a friendly looking goat with no other children around, not sure how he would react / whether he would be scared.
He loved it so much! Watching him smile and laugh as he pet the gentle goats was pretty much the best thing ever.
We were probably only there for about an hour and a half before we needed to leave so James could nap, but it was 100% worth it. I can’t wait to take him back this summer and watch as he becomes more and more aware of the animals all around.
Does your city have a nice zoo?
Austin doesn’t have a normal zoo, but has a rescue center zoo. I haven’t actually been there yet, as it’s outside of town.
What was the highlight of your weekend?