Today we had our first real "out and about" playdate (meaning it wasn't a trip to the park or mall). Megan and I packed up and met up with my friend Ann and her baby, Nate, at the Zoo. It was a fun outing because Megan and Nate are only a week or two apart in age. But, I definitely think the mommies had more "zoo type" fun than the babies did - but they did awesome and loved watching everything (including the leaves, maps, kids, trash cans, each other, and occassionally they even saw an animal). It was fun, and you should have seen us trying to get the kids to actually look at the animals.
The best animal fun was the gorilla area. There are several baby gorillas and they would come right up to where we were next to a see-through part of the exhibit and the baby gorillas would knock on the window and kiss and lick it. They were rolling around and chasing each other - it was quite a site! The other kids in there were going crazy - our little people were pretty oblivious to the fact that there were gorillas anywhere around.
The other really fun part was the petting zoo. It was like one of Megan's touch and feel animal books come to life. The goats were so mellow, they would just sit there and let Megan pet them (and grab at them). The sheep however, I think they must have intrinsicially known that she was a hair grabber and everytime I got bent down with Megan so that she could feel their wool, they would get up and high tail it out of there. It was pretty humorous I must say.
Here are our special little monkeys!
We had a great time! Thanks to Ann and Nate for a super fun outing - we can't wait to do it again!