Earlier this week my two sister-in-laws and I took Colton to the zoo. This was his first trip to the zoo, and I have to say it was amazing!!!
I don't think he really had any idea what we were doing until we got there. I tried to explain to him that we were going to the zoo, and what animals we would see, and we even read a zoo book the day before we left. But that morning at breakfast he told me he was going to "hug and hold" a giraffe. It makes sense if you think about it...his only experience with "zoo" animals is in books, and toys. He can't possibly comprehend just how large (or small) some of these animals are until he sees them.
It was great, to see the zoo through the eyes of a child. I swear, he makes almost every activity more fun. He just gets so excited about everything, and he's such a good boy!
His two favorite animals were the flamingos (I think just because the are pink, and they were making a bunch of noise), and the giraffe. He got to feed a giraffe which was a pretty cool experience. We also got to see them run and play! Seriously! I've never seen anything like it, they were running around and chasing each other like you see horses do. It was the most majestic and amazing thing to see.
I can not wait to take him back, we had an amazing time. I feel like I've said this at every age, but really, two is my favorite so far!!!