Friday, June 29, 2007

1st Trip to the Zoo

Our friend, Tina, and I took Emily to the zoo for the first time today while Dad worked. We had a perfect day for it! The weather was amazing. It sprinkled in the morning while we were walking to the gate but stopped raining once we were inside and stayed cool for the rest of the afternoon.

We saw all kinds of bright colored, noisy birds, giant turtles, gorillas, bonobos, and then we made a stop at the aquarium. What did Miss Em think of it all?

She's really a bit young to get excited about seeing all the animals but she loved reaching out to touch the fences and the glass! That's my girl!

She was the highlight for a couple of kids in the gorilla exhibit! A little boy asked his dad, "Can I pet the baby?". He came over and met Emily and was quickly followed by another little girl and her family! I think they were amazed to see a wild saber-toothed, fuzzy-headed, Emilamericus that had been domesticated! Heheh.

After a quick lunch, we ventured into the aquarium and Emily loved watching the fish swim by right in front of her. She tried reaching out and touching a couple of them, but then that really cool glass got in the way.

Em was starting to get tired so we decided to call it a day and head out for some ice cream at Graeter's. Emily had her first taste of ice cream (Strawberry) and absolutely loved it!

After that, Emily and I decided to make a quick surprise visit to greet her fan club (and Aunt Shell and Aunt Laura) at OFA before heading back home. She had fallen asleep in the car about 15 minutes before we got there so she was a bit tired and not quite her normal jolly self. It took her a little while to warm up and then she was back to smiling at everyone again. What a trooper!

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