It's been a daddy daughter weekend. Lia's up in Chicago for a mommy daughter weekend (she being the daughter). So back to daddy daughter. We had a great day. Woke up, breakfast at the Old Chesapeake, then off to the North Carolina Zoo.
The zoo was great. A-Ro is at the perfect age to appreciate everything, even the animals. There were a few harrowing moments: the "hugging" chimpanzees for instance. Fortunately, at the time, Anna Rose was being captivated by the bubble gum lodged in the crevice of the Plexiglas. Thank God for debris!
I'll tell you, monkeys are so much like humans. They chew with their mouths open, eat their boogers, and like to groom. This baboon that A-Ro is pointing at - I mean, I have seen the exact same hairstyle on a few humans I know. This gorilla, he picks his nose with his pinky finger just like me!
There are few things better than watching the world through a two year old's eyes. She screamed when the sea lion pulled off a loopedy-loop swim-by inches from her face. She nearly gave herself a concussion jumping out of the stroller to see the giraffe. We had to go back to see the lions three times (and all they were doing was sleeping). Upon seeing a herd of buffalo, she said "Buff-lo pretty." Who thinks buffalo are pretty? In this picture, A-Ro is pointing at a turtle (not the lady). We spent ten minutes watching this turtle eat one leaf of lettuce. A-Ro was enthralled. So was I.