We went to the Houston Zoo with the Burtons on Saturday. It was a beautiful day and we got there early in time to be there right when the gates opened.
Ella and Jake very excited for our big day (Ella is holding her camera that she brought to take pictures of the animals :))
We had a great time. The zoo is great for kids - easy to get around but lots of animals close up and easy to see, and since we got there early, most of them were eating, which was fun to watch.
Silly monkeys :)
One of the neatest things we saw was the elephants getting a bath. The big elephant really liked it and did all kinds of tricks during his bath - the coolest thing of all was that at one point he went up on his front legs, and had his back legs up in the air, like he was doing a handstand. The baby elephant didn't seem to have a lot of tricks yet, but was really cute to watch.
The highlight of the visit was that Ella was able to feed the giraffes. She got to feed them some lettuce - they have a big long black tongue that comes out and grabbed the lettuce right out of her hand, it was really neat and very memorable (a first for me too!)
After the zoo we went to Rice Village which is the neighborhood where Rice University is, had lunch and walked around a little bit. Then, back to our apartment for a big nap for the little lady!