Thursday, September 16, 2010

Learning so fast!

I took Andrew to the zoo today. A small chance of rain (short sprinkle) apparently scared everyone away. The place was deserted. We were the only ones in the shark area. Andrew loved having space to run around and see the sharks. He was extremely motivated and kept yelling "ya ya ya" so loud because he could hear the echo in the room. He also was able to shift his center of balance and walk up a ramp without falling.

He's so funny at the zoo because he's equally enamored with the animals and the people. Someone will be standing next to him, and he'll point at them, and then point at the animal, point at the stranger, point at the animal, over and over. He meets friends and he's definitely not shy around people he hasn't met before.

His favorite are the fish, sharks, goats, and meerkats. He wasn't as excited about the carousel this time!

When I take him to the zoo it's evident how much he's changing. Each time I go (this is our 4th trip, I think) I can tell how much older he is based on how he reacts. When I took him the first time in May, he wasn't into it at all. He didn't get the animals, he kind of enjoyed people watching. Now he's running around like a wild man, pointing to everything, loving it all!

Also today Andrew was able to point to eyes, nose, hair, feet, and hands when asked where each was.

His other new trick is that he's waving goodbye (even to his friends that work in the pharmacy!) in the right context, and waves with both hands (cute)...and when he hears the garage door open he says "GAGIIIIII!" (Daddy) :-)


Tara September 16, 2010 at 6:09 PM  

Aww, we were at Riley for an appointment and thought about going to the zoo! Too bad we didn't or maybe we would've seen each other! Glad you two enjoyed it :)

Sarah September 16, 2010 at 7:42 PM  

Love the zoo! When we saw the bears, I said "brown bear brown bear, what do you see?" They both squealed with excitement and then said dahck. LOL

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