A better day today.
This morning, we went to the Como Zoo. It was chilly and overcast, and all the animals were out. I wish I'd brought my camera.
The gorilla stared at us, banged his big hand against the glass, then turned around and mooned us as he drank from his pool of water.
The tiger ran, as majestically as a caged creature can, up and down the fenceline.
The father lion roared and roared, and the mother lion sat and watched him.
The timberwolf put his nose in the air, opened his mouth and howled, over and over. His silver-furred mate came out of the woods a few times to check on him, then went back.
The pink flamingos waded around in the pond with the ducks, their long necks curving as they tucked their heads into their wings.
It was all spectacular (and maybe a little sad). I've never seen such a showing of animals up close at the zoo.
The sun came out this afternoon. How do you like Daniel in his amazing technicolor outfit — the sweater, the nanny's scarf and his green shoes? To top it off, he found a stick that was just the right size to use as a cane, and he looked like a little gent. He had fun crunching the leaves, too.
Here's Ben, showing off his back strength with a little tummy time. I think he will be sitting up quite soon.