This past Saturday morning we loaded up and headed to the Ft. Worth Zoo. We haven't been in a few months, so Walker was very excited. He was also excited for Lauren, since this marked her inaugural visit to his favorite place. The weather was nice, a little warm, but nice. Apparently, half of the metroplex also thought it would be a great day to go to the zoo - I've never seen so many cars there. We had to park in a field across the street from the parking lot and hike over, but Walker was thrilled to wave at the "cowboy policeman" (traffic officer wearing a cowboy hat). The zoo had several new additions since our last visit - baby giraffes, baby tigers and baby lions, all so cute. There is also a new exhibit where the kids get sticks covered with bird seed and little parakeets will flock to the sticks. Thank goodness I had to sit outside of the "cage" with Lauren. I'm scared of birds on the loose - and I don't think I could have put on a brave enough front for Walker. I am determined not to pass my neurotic fears on to him. Lauren did great, she is such a trooper. She was either happily looking around or sleeping the entire visit, never any fussing. We knew Walker was tired when he decided to ride in the stroller, so we took that opportunity to head back to the car, and home for a nap.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
9 months ago