Lions and tigers and strollers, oh my! Going to the zoo is a part of every parent’s life at some point or another and it was our turn. Clear skies, cool breezes, and tame animals filled our day as we walked through the Oakland zoo with Granna and Pop. Amused by all the animals, Nic repeatedly “ooo’d” and “ahhh’d” at every exhibit. His favorite was the Chimpanzee and there was a particularly interested giraffe; we called him Gerald. A petting zoo was a nice touch toward the end of the day and Nic loved petting the goats, though I was a little worried that one of them would ram us or knock us over with one swell kick (note the concerned look on my face in most of those pics). All in all, it was a successful trip with no meltdowns! A baby carrier, snacks, and all the scenery made for a fairly easy day out. We’ll definitely be doing it again!