Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Visit To The Zoo

This morning we took at trip to the zoo! We had brunch at the Ronald McDonald House, then hooked Raul to his feed and got ready to go! Raul's pump is pretty finicky, and it wouldn't work in the carrying case, so we just hung it on the stroller. It was funny, because I didn't hear the pump when it beeped that it was finished in one of the monkey houses, but another family with a little boy with a g-tube pointed it out as they had thought it was their pump. Luckily it is only about a ten minute drive to the zoo, as I was worried about Raul having stomach trouble in the car. I didn't realize how hot and sunny it was, so Raul and I were a bit over dressed, and we hadn't brought his hat or sunscreen for us (but luckily his stroller had a cover). We did half of the loop, but then headed back because it was too hot, and we were getting tired. Raul mostly liked watching all the people, it was really crowded, but also liked the bears and a rhino. We are wondering if he is nearsighted as he didn't seem to notice a lot of the animals we tried to show him, but he liked the ones he saw! The inside rhino was definitely his favorite, as it was close, and was moving around. There was also a baby orangutan that reminded me of Raul, because it had sticking up hair and a pot belly with skinny legs. We stopped at the pharmacy on the way back to get some supplies, and now Raul is napping on his play blanket, and hopefully we will be able to follow suit!


  1. I am so glad you made it to the zoo!
    Maybe we can go again in a few weeks.
    Lots of love to both of you,

  2. Great photos! Looks like a fantastic time was had by all - thanks for sharing! :)