We went to the zoo today with Chris, Kate and Abby. I was worried that it was going to be too hot, but it was OK! I mean, it was really hot, and I sweated buckets, but the park is well designed with lots of shade and we saw the most amazing monkeys. I think this is my 4th time at the zoo and this time we saw the most monkey activity – swinging over the branches and hanging out. Also saw many baby monkeys hanging onto their mother’s fur. I’m so sympathetic to the moms. Ugh, what a pain to have your kid gripping your hair while you try to swing from branch to branch.
We all had a great time, especially Edda who spent the day laughing and enjoying herself, even though there wasn’t any air conditioning. She ate well and walked a lot through the zoo. Vince also was great, even though he didn’t have a playmate his own age around, he enjoyed all the adult and baby company.
Jeremy loved figuring out how to fit 2 babies, 1 preschooler, 2 strollers and 4 adults (3 of which are taller than 5’10”) into our minivan. He loves to pack things, minivans, tupperware, vacation schedules. It’s all good.
Here’s a photo of Edda which I have to post even though it is blurry and generally a terrible picture (look at that flash! ugh!) simply because she is looking straight into the camera and smiling. Because she doesn’t really answer to her name or commands like, “Hey! Look over here!” gettting her to look in any particular direction is particularly challenging. Vince took the photo, he might have better luck than the rest of us at getting Edda’s attention.