Literally. My parents, E and I took Baby Evan to the National Zoo in Washington on Saturday. It was…exhausting. And hot. And I was sort of unimpressed by what I remembered as a really cool zoo from my childhood – the walking to animal ratio was much too large and the one animal I though Baby Evan would really like (giraffes) were no where to be found.
I know pictures of zoo animals are really boring so I’ll try to keep this short. Of course, I will fail.
Baby Evan's first ride on public transportation. I think he liked it.
OMG A PANDA IT'S A PANDA IT'S BLACK AND WHITE AND A BEAR AND FROM CHINA. TRY NOT TO PEE YOUR PANTS.
Seriously, the amount of freaking out of a panda eating bamboo was epic.
Baby Evan getting in on the exciting panda fun. Although he thought it was a dog.
Number of Ergos spotted: 4. Number worn by men: 4. Number of people who looked at my carrier and told their husband "Oh I think that's the Becco": 1.
For the record, the zoom on my camera is not that good. This cheetah was REALLY close.
Stupid llama. Plus ten point for getting the reference. Minus 10 points for admitting it. Minus another 10 points for me since this is actually an emu.
Aw it's a gorilla family. The baby was the cutest thing ever.
This is the point where Baby Evan lost interest in the animals and started wondering when nap time starts.
I suspected this was a fake alligator because of the moss, but I saw him blink so I'm pretty sure he was alive.
I had to physically restrain myself from shouting "Aslan! Aslan! Take me to Naria!" I'm kind of a crazy person when it comes to lions.
HAHAHAHA! You thought I couldn't get breastfeeding into a zoo picture post didn't you? I can get breastfeeding into ANYTHING. But really, I loved this sign.
After the zoo Mom and Dad took us out to lunch while Baby Evan slept in his stroller. When he woke up our waitress bribed him to be good with Oreos. I think he enjoyed them.
Baby Evan made a lot of friends on the metro. He clearly doesn't understand the "listen to your iPod and don't make eye contact" rule.
Although by the end of the day I'd say he was ready for his own metro card.
Next time we’ll do real Washington, with lots of monuments and museums and freeze dried ice cream. Which is the Washington I remember from my childhood.
Tags: 14 months, animals, baby evan, E, family, pictures, vacation