Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Zoo!

Our first official outing took us into DC to go to the National Zoo. Now I know why this is a AAA "gem" as it was a pretty cool zoo, and free, to boot! However, even more exciting than seeing the pandas and baby gorilla is that I finally got to meet Lindsay, one of my bestest bloggin' buddies, and her adorable munchkin, Fred.
The two boys hit it off together great (as did us girls!) and they really enjoyed seeing all of the animals.

At one point an orangutan (with a sheet) came right up to the glass and put his hand up against Fred's. It was so cute! And really, I have no idea why the animals have sheets. However, it was interesting to watch them cover themselves up with them as they got ready to nap.
Afterwards we took a little walk and had lunch together outdoors while enjoying, well, just everything. Andy was up to his usual tricks, and since he couldn't remove his own socks (since he was wearing shoes) he opted to remove Fred's sock. Fred was not amused.

We enjoyed the zoo visit so much that we opted to become "members" for the year. It's unlikely that we'll be back soon enough to enjoy more free parking, but we will enjoy the periodicals mailed to our home, the satisfaction of financially supporting such a worthy cause, the tax deduction, and Andy's stuffed panda.


  1. Looks like you all had such a great time!

  2. We had so much fun, if only we had even more time! Then again, could you imagine the chaos that the boys would cause together?

  3. Woohoo, you're getting to meet all the cool kids!!!