The husb and I were crossing our fingers for good weather and for Thaddeus to stay in his stokke for as long as possible because either of us cannot deal with carrying him for long now. Thankfully, the outing went quite well. Thaddeus sat in the stokke for almost 3 hours, which was a feat considering how warm and sunny it was!
Initially, Thaddeus was pretty bored and was starting to get fidgety in his stokke. THEN! He discovered something moving in the trees! I think there were two chimps climbing in the trees. That got his attention for quite awhile.
The otters are very experienced with visitors. Or, they could just be mistaken that all visitors would feed them. They scurried in a pack right in front of us when we approached their enclosure and that got Thaddeus to sit up to check them out.
Next, we brought our little Tiger warrior to see the only cat I like – the Tiger in my favourite color (white)! I think Thaddeus may like tigers as much as I do! He pulled himself nearer to the fencing, kept looking at them and turning around to give me a smile.
We were initially worried that Thaddeus would not be able to appreciate all these animal-watching. But we are glad to report that our worries were unfounded.
We brought Thaddeus to the sea lion show but we couldn’t go down to the front of the show because of the stairs. Unless absolutely necessary, we were determined not to bring Thaddeus out of the stroller because once he’s out, we won’t be able to get him in easily.
Thankfully, he did managed to see the sea lion from afar and enjoyed clapping around with the rest of the visitors.
It was almost noon when we got to the water playground. The sun was blazing and the baby was tired. We waded around the playground for awhile before we decided to get out of the sun’s way!
As expected, Thaddeus refused to go back into his stroller after his change. So the husb-cum-superdaddy had to take over to carry him for the rest of our excursion. We could see the energy depleting from Thaddeus as we checked out the last few animals along the trail.
Soon enough, he drifted off to sleep on his Daddy’s shoulder.
And pretty much slept through the afternoon after we got back home!