Yesterday I decided to wear Jack out with a late-morning visit to the Zoo. I knew my best bet was the zoo playground, so we parked as close as possible and made our way there. I went sans stroller - which is brave, on my part, but makes sense for the mission.
Jack had the playground to himself for a while and that made him happy. He immediately made his way to the biggest slide there. I had followed him up and quickly ran back down to catch him at the bottom. Unfortunately, my pregnant body doesn't move as quickly as my 20mth old son and as I approached the slide I saw him shoot out, head first, and face-plant into the wood chips. I'd like to say that I was worried, but he got up right away, dirt & wood chips all over his face and clothes. It was HILARIOUS! He whimpered and cried a little - probably because he saw his mother laughing at him, but he quickly brushed himself off and continued to play.
We headed off to the Penguin House to see the King Penguins getting their lunch and then stopped into the Butterfly Garden for a very serene ending to our Zoo visit.