So about 6 weeks ago we took our little two-year old boy to the zoo and I promised a blog post about it, but I was in the middle of my terrible bouts of morning sickness and sleep deprivation.Well now that I have some time on my hands, I think I will finally blog about our little two day adventure.
See we live 2 and half hours away from the Phoenix Zoo, so it was a road trip and a nights stay in our favorite hotel. I was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarium, so I needed Zofran for the trip just to make sure I wasn’t puking on the side of the road. It was a successful trip. Not much puking and J loved the monkeys!
We got to the Zoo about 10am and it was a balmy 98 degrees that day but when you can imagine the temps that Phoenix can get up to, for example 118 the other day, you can appreciate 98 degrees, and I’m not talking about the boy band.
So of course when we get there, we are pointing the turtles out to J, floating in the water along the walk at the entrance to the Phoenix zoo, and J said “turtle” for the first time.
J was absolutely enamored with any kind of ape species from baboon, to gorilla. When he saw the gorilla’s tumbling in the grass, he was so excited and ran the length of the glass wall to try and see where they went, “he kept saying “monkey, monkey, wow, monkey!!!!”
It was a bit hot for him, he wasn’t used to the temps. So he was flushed most of the time.
When we finally got the elephants, J was fading fast, but he did get to see this elephant swaying as if it was listening to a tune in his head. By the time we went to the next exhibit, J was asleep.
So we got thru about 90 percent of the zoo before he snoozed off, but I think he was so excited to see all the animals and especially monkeys and its been six weeks since we took this trip and he is still attached to that monkey that you see in his stroller. He sleeps with it and its very special to him.
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