Saturday was Adella's first trip to the zoo and it started early for her. By the time we arrived at the gates, she was ornery and tired. But, even though we were greeted first by some of the exhibits from the Jurassic era, Adella got to see an animal that she could mimic. Turkey! Gah Gah Gah! The walk around the park started out slow, but eventually Adella opened up and began to enjoy the experience by pointing and giggling. She saw and made sounds for elephant, snake, monkey, tiger (actually her lion), and duck.
Cooling down in the water
Looking at the giraffe
Her pick of the best animal was the giraffe, which we were able to get close to. By the time we returned to the north gates to ride the train, Adella was exhausted and probably hot, like her mom and dad.
She was practically asleep as we waited in line for our turn, but when we got on and going, Adella perked right up and watched intently as we traveled through a small portion of the zoo. And for being such a good girl, Adella got a memento - a purple giraffe!
Dad doused Delli with water for the ride home, which was quiet.