Saturday, 28 June 2014: One Year and Eighty Nine Days Old.
We took Ayla to the zoo today!
Ayla saw gorillas, and lemurs, and pigmy hippos, baboons, gibbons, tigers, elephants and a peacock before she fell asleep.
I think Ayla’s highlight was the butterfly house where there were hundred of fragile, fluttering butterflies everywhere to be seen.
One even landed on Daddy’s hand and Ayla got to touch it ever so gently before it flew off to join its friends.
The butterfly house was also toasty warm, just like home, but outside in the open air it was only 12 degrees.
All of us were rugged up and pink-cheeked, my fingers even turned white and icy so it’s not surprising that Ayla fell asleep while she was tucked up and warm inside her pram.
While Ayla was sleeping we saw giraffes (my favourite), zebras, a snow leopard and a brown bear, and I wish I could have shared them with her.
But, I’m sure there will be plenty more zoos to come and today was just a lovely chance to catch up with our friends and kick start our holiday.