Don't let the last post fool you...we have ventured out with the dudes quite a few times since we have had Sam. Trips to museums, Costco, parks, the beach...and last Saturday, the ZOO!
Max was pretty amped when we asked if he wanted to go to the zoo that day. He ran and got his shoes on and chose a t-shirt...an awesome one at that. So when we showed up at a farmer's market in Lincoln Park first, he put his foot down on that. Get me to the ZOO!
Fine Max, fine. So we started walking north to the zoo. We mostly walked with a lot of swagger.
Until Max got bored of walking and joined Sam in the stroller. A friend hooked us up with a Juvi, so Max gets to ride like a playa!
Now Lincoln Park zoo is nothing special...but it is free and has just the appropriate amount of zebra butts to keep a 2 year old interested.
And a pretty darn decent monkey/gorilla house.
And one very active Sea Lion that Max watched for a good 15 minutes as he swam in circles.
Where to next Mama? Caitlin - I will punch the person who says this woman can't multitask.
We went north to Africa and saw some sizable giraffes and some pretty lethargic rhinos.
Not officially part of the zoo, but definitely one of my favorite Illinois animals, we saw this cardinal and talked about how pretty it is.
Max at this point started chasing seagulls and fells down and got his very first blood soaked boo boo. He was not happy about it and wasn't really sure what to do with blood. So, to lift his spirits, I got him a ride on the train.
Man did it work. That face is legit joy and excitement. He was literally ecstatic to be going in circles on this train. Even other parent's were watching him and not their own kid.
Hi everyone!!! Hi!!!!!
Sam found it pretty amusing as well.
Or maybe he was smirking at the flamingos. Hard to remember.
On our way out I snapped a photo of Caitlin and precious BeeBee Sam.
And the whole fam with the Chicago skyline behind us. Yep, it's where we live. Chicago is at its finest in the summer. Nothing but fun.
Max took a break to instruct me that his boo boo had not gotten better and he needed medicine and a band aid when we got home. Fine Max, we are on it bro.
Is it possible for Max to have a better Saturday? Hard to imagine. Plus he got to skip his nap! Man, a day doesn't get better than this.