Saturday, May 30, 2009

Henry Vilas Zoo

What perfect weather we had today for Isaiah's first visit to the zoo! In the spirit of keeping busy while Daddy is away, I made plans to bring Isaiah to the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison today. Nothing like a zoo, and a free one at that, for a fun activity for us. I managed to talk Ashley into ditching a wedding and coming with us instead (it wasn't very hard to convince her) so we got to share a really enjoyable day with the Nugget as we wandered the zoo.

He was his usual self - wanting to run all over the place and not listen when Mommy said to stay close. Many a time he had to be put back in his stroller against his will, which is why I don't really have any super-cute photos of him looking at cool animals. He was being a bit of a buggar for a lot of it, but I think he still had a good time. We saw monkeys, and rhinos, and a giraffe, and bears, and flamingos, and all kinds of cool stuff!

When he finally passed out, we took the stroller out by Lake Wingra and parked it in the shade under a tree by the beach and Ashley and I lounged with our feet in the sand while the boy slept. Afterward, we wandered the mall for a bit and then Ashley was nice enough to buy the boy and me dinner at Cheeseburger in Paradise. Free zoo + Trip to the Mall without buying anything + Dinner on sister-in-law = FREE day out! Woohoo!!! It really was a great way to spend a day and I'm so glad I got to share it with a couple of my favorite people. Now, I'm exhausted!

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