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Fern's First Zoo Trip

ferns first zoo trip

A roaring good time was had by all.

As Fern gets older she has seemed to take on more and more interest in the outdoors and animals, so I thought that now would be the perfect time to take her on her first zoo outing.

Armed with a diaper bag full of supplies, an appetite for adventure, a Grammy and our cousins we headed out for a fun morning and obviously commemorated it all with lots of cute photos.  Cute babies + cute animals = super cuteness overload.

See the cuteness overload after the jump!

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  • Let’s go! 1 of 13
    Let's go!
    We headed out early to the zoo with my mom, my cousin and her 10-month-old baby Harlow.
  • First stop: The Great Northwest 2 of 13
    First stop: The Great Northwest
    The Northwest section of the zoo proved to be the most interesting for the babies and as a bonus my mom took a really cute photo of Fern and I in front of the sign leading in - we're both looking at the camera! It's a miracle!
  • Travel partners 3 of 13
    Travel partners
    The cousins enjoyed being pushed along next to each other...even though Fern refused to sit back in her seat...too many fun things to see!
  • Lions and tigers and bears! 4 of 13
    Lions and tigers and bears!
    The bears were the first animal that we saw and Fern was definitely a fan. I think the fact that they were black and gigantic made them easy for her to see. It also helped that the bears were playing in their water dish and she thought all the splashing was pretty funny. It is quite probable she thought they were giant dogs.
  • Eagles nest 5 of 13
    Eagles nest
    We obviously had to stop for a little photo opp in this eagle's nest.
  • Goats 6 of 13
    Goats
    Sadly, the goats weren't open for petting while we were there since I'm sure the girls would have loved them. Oh well, there's always next time.
  • Tractor pull 7 of 13
    Tractor pull
    Cousins hanging out on tractor seats.
  • Ride ‘em cowgirl! 8 of 13
    Ride 'em cowgirl!
    If I'm totally honest, the most fun part about the zoo was the photo opps.
  • Penguins 9 of 13
    Penguins
    There were SO many penguins and they were all out and being so active. These were the other animal favorite of the day for Fern and Harlow.
  • Baby love 10 of 13
    Baby love
    Had to stop for some hugs and snuggles.
  • Cheetah girl 11 of 13
    Cheetah girl
    I thought Fern would be totally into these cheetahs since they were pressed right up against the glass, but since they were just sleeping she wasn't into it. Animals that move around a lot are best for baby zoo trips.
  • Rawr! 12 of 13
    Rawr!
    Despite what this photo might indicate, Fern wasn't into this mask...at all.
  • All pooped out 13 of 13
    All pooped out
    Animal watching is exhausting. The day ended with a stroller nap and a stuffed penguin souvenir from her Grammy. We can't wait for our next zoo trip!

Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook, or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble. More Babbling…

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