The Zoo

We went to the zoo last week for the first time. We went on the hottest day EVER, which was unfortunate, but little M was undaunted and trekked all over.

We went with some of little M’s favorite people in the world. They trekked all over with us on the hottest day ever.

Little M has been talking about the tigers, and the elephants, and the birds, and fish ever since.
You might be thinking that little M looks quite sweaty…Well, she was.
Her favorite animal? Still the turtle.
Big and small, all turtles have a place in little M’s heart.
And why not? This is the face a turtle makes. Who wouldn’t love that?
There were cool water misters at intervals throughout the park, and they made our little M so very, very happy.

Very happy…
She was, however, disappointed to learn that the beautiful butterfly that is so fun to look at in books… is just a giant bug in real life.
Aside from the giant bugs, the zoo was a success!
I am sure we will go many more times. Maybe when it is not the hottest day ever.


  1. Beth on June 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    glad you had fun!! Maybe we can meet there sometime!!

  2. amy on June 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Tallulah used to make that same \”turtle face\” when she was younger! As a matter of fact, we were just talking about the turtle face the other day!

  3. Anonymous on June 12, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Has Mackenzie seen \”Finding Nemo\”? She'd LOVE the turtles in that movie! 🙂

  4. Terry on June 13, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Love all the pictures – her expressions are absolutely beautiful!!!! Glad you have fun at the zoo! No matter how many times you go, there is always something fun to see!! 🙂

  5. Jen on June 13, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Hi, I'm just stopping over from Kelly's Korner. My son was also born with TOF and has a hearing loss! He wears hearing aids and took 2 years of speech therapy. He is four and a half now and doing great (after three open heart surgeries). Mackenzie is so adorable! What a beautiful smile! I read back through some of your posts- what an amazing story and amazing little girl. Such a blessing.

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