Hubs and I took Clay to the zoo on Saturday morning. We were a little worried that it would rain on us, but everything worked out great. No rain, and it was cloudy enough that we didn't burn up out there.
We'd taken booger to the zoo once before, but he was about a year old at the time. I don't think he totally "got" what was going on, and he certainly didn't recognize any of the animals. Now, though, he knows all the animals' names and the sounds they make. He ran around that place like he owned it, pointing everywhere and calling out, "Elephant!! Tiger!! Giraffe!! Bird!! Monkey!!" It was absolutely hilarious. Hubs and I just grinned like crazy the whole time and felt like the luckiest people in the world.
He enjoyed some of the children's areas, too, climbing down a tunnel so he could see the mice in their little cage, trading "cockadoodledoos" with the roosters in the barnyard, and spelling out the word "bird" written along one of the walls in the play area.
On the way home, we were so delirious that we bought him some chicken nuggets and fries from Wendy's, and he hopped right on them when we got home.
I knew that on that day, my baby was gone. I have a little boy now.
Watch out, world!! We're coming to GattiTown next!!