Valentine’s Day, Hallmark holiday that it might be, holds a special place in our hearts (no pun intended.) Valentine’s Day was when I stood up the hot rock wall instructor to have pizza with the even hotter Josh. Six years later, it’s still the best decision I’ve ever made!
We celebrated by having Josh take Monday off of work, and we took Marion to the zoo for the first time!
It was a gorgeous day and despite the fact the zoo was free (since it was Presidents’ Day) the crowds weren’t too bad.
We believe the warthogs are distant relatives of the wild Lou Bear
Pretty sure they are licking each other’s ears clean, how gross is that?
The butterfly garden
There’s a scarf waiting to be knit from the inspiration in that tail.
Mar practiced sitting up in the eagle’s nest
She was quite proud of herself!
We even took her into the petting zoo. She thought the goats were stranger versions of Nanuq. I have a feeling she’s going to be one of those kids who calls anything on four legs “doggie.”
Big ol’ lion
Enormous lion paw
There’s knitting inspiration in this picture too. But I’m not that talented. Or crazy.
The giraffes had a little baby – just sixteen days old when we were there – no pictures of him, but he was adorable!
Not as cute as this little girl with her Sophie giraffe, but still pretty cute. She spent 75% of the time in this position – the zoo is awfully tiring!
She perked up when Daddy sat down to eat lunch though!
Can you tell we are in the midst of teething?
And we bought a yearly membership, so I expect these aren’t the last of the zoo pictures!