We had a rare low-temp, non-humid, July day here in Atlanta not too long ago. My girlfriend and I decided to pack up the girls and take advantage. We headed to Zoo Atlanta and took the girls on their first zoo trip!
I’ve never been to Zoo Atlanta before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I haven’t been to a zoo in probably 5 years, so as soon as I stepped in and spotted the first animals (flamingos), I felt like a little kid. I was seriously giddy with excitement. I’m pretty sure my friend, Allison, thought I had lost my marbles.
We stopped by the tiger exhibit and the tiger was right next to the window. The lady that worked there said this had never happened (that she knew of), so it was quite the treat. The tiger just paced back and fourth right in front of us. It was pretty cool.
Next stop was the pandas. Early this year they had twins, and they were pretty cute little guys. E kept pointing at them saying “dog, dog, dog”. She did that for the tiger too.. and the monkey’s. I guess we need to work on our animals.
After walking around for a little bit we went on the merry-go-round. We weren’t sure if the girls would be in to it or not, but we gave it a try and they LOVED it.
After the merry-go-round we headed over to the petting zoo. I am a little scared of the petting zoo after my friend told me about a bunch of kids who got ecoli (I think that’s what it was) after touching the animals. I decided to let E out of the stroller, just did not let her touch the goats. #helicopterparent
Then the goats started peeing and pooping everywhere (I know, I know, they’re animals, that’s what they do), so we grabbed the girls and hightailed it outta there before they got peed on.
We walked around a bit more and looked at the rest of the animals before heading out.
Love the lions. They are just so beautiful.
We had planned on eating lunch at the zoo, but decided that it was easier to head back closer to home to eat. That way we could put them down for their naps on time… can’t miss nap time.
As Emerson gets older it is so much fun doing things like this with her. She is turning more and more in to a little girl, and is less and less a baby these days. Though I miss my little baby, this little girl is just SO much fun. She is also “talking” (she has a lot of words, but obviously isn’t forming sentences) a ton and it’s so fun to watch. I know I’ve fallen off the blogging train lately, but I really want to be better at keeping up. I don’t want to forget all of these little moments that are happening, the beauty of blogging about them, I can literally come back and look at it.
Catch ya soon!