Here are just a few highlights from Sofie’s big Birthday two Sundays ago!
STILL can’t believe my little girl is TWO!
It was such a long, fun, day, but I’m so glad the weather cooperated and we were able to take her to the zoo.
Morning started off with birthday waffles, opening presents, I got her some new clothes, shoes and a purse! She loves the purse, has to take it with her everywhere now, she’s got her own little lip balm in it and a compact mirror. God, I’m gonna turn her into such a mini-me! Haha.
After breakfast we headed out to the Woodland Park Zoo.
The Zoo was great, we made it mostly around the park, spent almost all afternoon there walking around and seeing animals. It was my first visit to the zoo here as well, pretty neat, but also kind of a bummer. Couldn’t help but feel bad for some of the animals in there, it’s a cool experience, but I’d much rather see them in their natural habitats…
Anywho, we saw a huge list of animals; penguins, monkeys, leopards, zebras, hippos, gorillas… all kinds of cool creatures.
I would say the best part of our zoo visit was the very last exhibit we visited: the snow leopards!
When we got there all the snow leopards were way far off and the closest was turned away from us; after watching for a few minutes, we were almost ready to head out since Sofie was so tired. Then, the leopard closest to us turned around and came right up the glass in front of Sofie! She was so excited, the thing would have been nose to nose with her had the glass not been there. It was the coolest moment, and so glad I captured it!
We walked through the gift shop right before leaving and I couldn’t help but pick out a stuffed snow leopard doll to keep as a little keepsake from the day.
Sofie still talks about how it “looked right at” her, so friggen cute.
Enjoy some of our highlight pictures from her birthday morning and trip to the zoo!
At the Zoo!
The Snow Leopard!