For the second year in a row, we attended my law firm's office picnic at the Dallas Zoo. Since my Mom was in town, she was able to join the fun as well. Unlike our last visit, Ava was old enough to really enjoy exploring the zoo this year.
While I still prefer the Fort Worth Zoo, the Dallas Zoo has a lot to offer, including some wonderful habitats and animals. My favorite is the Wilds of Africa section.
We were very excited to finally see the gorillas!
Ava loves gorillas, and she was mesmerized by this one.
We checked out all the other animals, including the elephants.
But I think the giraffes were Ava's favorite.
Especially because she got to feed them...
We also rode the monorail for the first time. It wasn't the coolest thing ever, but I'm glad we did it.
Ava played musical chairs and ended up breaking multiple rules during the ride...namely eating and sitting by herself (since she is under three). Don't turn us in to the zoo police.
We ended the day at the lunch picnic, where Ava enjoyed some Cheetos while dancing.
It doesn't get much better than that.