Thursday, February 21, 2008

Peanut's 1st trip to the LA Zoo

Why is it that we, as parents of 12 month children and younger, think that they will remember their first time to the zoo or amuzement park? The other day the Peanut's babysitter took her children to Disneyland and the Peanut went along. At first I was like "sure no problem", but then I got thinking about it, this is going to be her first time to Disneyland and it was not with Mom and Dad. Than I thought a little more about it, I said to myself "Self, why are you so worried about it, she is only 10 months old and there will be no pictures taken to show that she went without Mom and Dad". So the next time we go to Disneyland, I will take tons of pictures and it will be like the first time she ever went.

With that said, we decided to go to the LA Zoo for Valentine's Day. I thought that would be cool for the Peanut to see all the animals that are in her books up close and personal. When we got there she had just woken up from a nap in the car, she was a little groggy and not ready to be entertained by animals. Ofcourse everyone else in Southern California had the same idea. All I could see when we got in was a sea of strollers and little people. We ofcourse had to make a stop at the souvenir shop, which by the way was the first place that you see before seeing the animals, to get something to show that we had been there. We got a shirt for Gray and a safari hat with a ribbon around it that said "Los Angeles Zoo" for the Peanut. Now with shirt and hat in tow, we went along our merry way, she woke up somemore and she started to act like she knew what was going on, I do have to say every now and then she whould point, make noises and stare at the animals, but most of the time she was more in to the kids in the other strollers or what Gray, Jen or Stefan had in their hands. We were there for about 5 hours and it was pretty fun, we got to see a bunch of animals, she got to go to the zoo for the first time with Mom and Dad and I took tons of pictures, so she would remember her first trip to the zoo, but lets be honest with ourselves, we all know that those pictures are for the benefit of the parents and all the scrapbooks that will be made for her memories.

Hope you all enjoyed our first little family blog. Talk to you all later and have a wonderful night.