Super Fun Day!
We decided to make a spontaneous trip last week on Thursday to the zoo and to the beach! Brian took a day off of work which meant we could leave early and make it a super fun day!
The last time we were at the zoo was for Cameron’s 1st birthday. She has changed so much since then and is now much more interested in animals. I can only imagine how fun zoo trips will be when she’s even older. We figured that by going on a week day we would avoid some of the crowds that the zoo attracts on weekends. We’re pretty sure almost every school in the Houston area had the same idea for that day because it was PACKED with school field trips. We made sure we saw the animals we knew she would enjoy: giraffes, elephants, tigers, lions, wolves, & chimps. I would have loved to make it over to the otters again in the Children’s Zoo section but we figured it would be very hectic with all of the kids there. We still had a great time.
Elephant keeping cool.
A lioness hiding.
A baby giraffe. So cute!
Not a giraffe! 😀
A little girl trying to keep cool. It was so HOT!
The only bad thing about the trip to the zoo is we think that’s where Cameron picked up a virus that has given her a fever for the last few days. I guess it’s inevitable when she’s exposed to lots of kids. She starts school in August and I’m sure she’ll be bringing plenty of stuff home to us.
After the zoo we got in the car, cooled off and let Cameron nap while we drove to Galveston. Cameron’s awesome uncle & my brother, Forrest, accompanied us for the day. Cam is crazy about her uncle “Bor”. Once we made it to Galveston, we were starving so we decided to stop by the strand and eat at Fisherman’s Wharf. We ate outside so that she could see the water, boats and birds. There were pelicans and seagulls everywhere and big boats with dolphins jumping nearby! It was so much fun!
Cam & I checking out some seagulls.
After lunch we got little girl changed into her swim suit and re-applied her sun screen and headed to find a spot on the beach. We were thrilled to see that the beach was not crowded at all.
This was the very first time for Cameron to visit the beach and the first time she’s been “in water” since last summer, with the exception of bath time of course.
She was not even a little bit afraid of the waves. This was almost frightening to Brian & me as she would just run into the ocean without so much as a second thought.
She was super excited about the water rushing over her feet. She fell once which startled her but she took no time at all to get back up and continue playing.
So cute. I think they really resemble each other in this picture.
This is my favorite picture. Ever.
Yuck! The curious toddler insisted on picking it up! She had little to no interest in the sand, however.
We decided it might be fun to feed the seagulls some of our leftovers from lunch.
She thought they were neat and they held her attention…
for only a second and she was off to the races again!
They held Forrest’s attention for much longer, however. We call him the “Bird Whisperer” now.
After more than enough time in sun we had to drag a kicking & screaming girl back to the car. She would have played in the water all day. We stopped by my parents’ house on the way home and let her play in their pool which as it turns out was just as big of a hit. Next time I think we’ll skip the sand, seaweed and seagulls and just go straight to the water. But the beach was fun and it’s always nice to get away if even for only a day.
And we are proud to report that a full day in the hot Texas sun and not even a tan line for our precious baby and her delicate baby skin. I was so happy she didn’t get burned. Water Babies 100 SPF definitely works!