Over Spring Break we had great great weather and so we decided to take Westley on his first zoo trip!
It was downright HOT that day and the zoo was hoppin'. We put on sunglasses, rubbed on some sunscreen and grabbed our zoo maps. Westley was very serious and observant taking everything in.
First stop was the flamingos.
We saw stingrays and pretty fish. I seriously wish I could see what he was thinking during all of this.
We rode on the carousel! It went faster than I thought it would and caught me off guard at first! But Westley hung on tight to the pole and I kept a really good grip on him. We got the hang of it pretty quickly and had so much fun.
Look at this kid. Goodness. Did I mention that his shirt and shorts are Drew's from when he was little? 80's vintage.
We did it up right and stopped in the gift shop on the way out. We left with the cutest stuffed elephant ever in the world. He somehow acquired the name Reggie a few days later.
Tired but still happy we called it a day.
It was a truly sweet day. I can't remember ever enjoying a trip to the zoo that much. I loved watching Westley spot the animals and smile at them. I will never ever forget that first ride on the carousel. How his eyes lit up when I put him on the horses back. Westley was such a doll the entire time and we are excited to go back soon.