Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A day at the (Minnesota) Zoo

One sunny Saturday in April, Oliver and I went to the Minnesota Zoo with Grampa, Auntie, Ryan and my friend Shannon and her son Sawyer.

Here is Auntie and Oliver, smiling for the camera, outside of a big cat exhibit.

Here are Shannon, Sawyer, and Oliver outside the same exhibit.  Did you notice Oliver's cute leather jacket?  It was a gift from Grandpa!

Oliver had fun dragging Grandpa all over the zoo!

 We headed over to the farm babies exhibit.  Oliver and Sawyer loved the goats best--but at first Oliver didn't know what to think.

Eventually both Oliver and Sawyer worked up the courage to go pet the goats.  They were so tame and Sawyer was so gentle.

Oliver--well he wasn't so gentle.  See how his hand is a blur as he excitedly "pets" the goat.  Lucky the goat wasn't fazed at all--he must be used to excited children.  After the boys got their fill petting this goat they got to see a baby goat that was just a few days old--this time we made sure Oliver was more gentle.

After the baby goats, we decided to go outside and see how the boys did feeding the goats.  Oliver was so excited to see the goats up close again--but he didn't quite get the idea of feeding the goats.
He ate the goat food instead!

With a little help from his mom, Sawyer got the hang of it pretty quickly.

After the Farm Babies Exhibit we went to see the shark/fish exhibit in the aquarium house and Oliver loved it!  I think he remembered the fish from our trip to the MOA to see the fish exhibit!  After that Oliver was worn out and fell asleep in the stroller. 


  1. So cute!
    I love that he ate the goat food. That is the very reason we didn't give it to Kaia. :)

  2. Luckily mama is still pretty quick and fished it out of his mouth before he had a chance to chew it!