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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Not yet walking, but definitely talking / a trip to Bristol Zoo

That babber of mine has been starting to talk lately and this morning when he saw me he said "da da da" very clearly! Proud moment. Weirdly though, I didn't blub or anything like that. I always thought I would when that happened, but I didn't. Instead I just felt like a stereotypical proud dad.

Anyway, today was a slightly unusual day in that I had time booked off work and I had him for the afternoon. So what better than to have a spiffing day out at Bristol Zoo.

We've signed up for a year long family membership so I'm very conscious of making the most of that and the good news, dear readers, is that we've been there three times in a few months. A promising start.

My favourite section is the seals. There's three of them and they are always fighting over who gets to sit on the rock. Pretty brutal gladiatorial combat normally. Not quite child friendly but hey this is a dad blog so I'll say what I want!

'Keep hold of your bits' at the seal enclosure. Sound advice!

Oh ok, back to the baby. So this morning he had said 'da da da' and quickly followed it up with 'ga ga' and 'ba ba' just to prove it wasn't a fluke. So you can imagine the scene, I'm walking him around the zoo, and gently encouraging him to repeat the D word while holding a wobbly camera. A fun time was had by all.

Except when I was filming him he would never say it, and as usual I kept running out of space on the flippin' iPhone and having to delete stuff, so every time I stopped taking a video he would say it. Little git.

I think he likes the zoo though.

Apart from the new 'gorilla island' enclosure where gorillas literally walk on top of you and you can see them through glass. That freaks him out.

Anyway, this was the first time he ever saw a penguin.

This was when he saw a monkey really close up, dancing and swinging from ropes for his pleasure.

It was this monkey, in fact.

Bet you weren't expecting that.

Aaaaargh! If monkeys made zombie horror movies!

The calm before the storm. Making a speech, in his lovely GAP Kids shirt, bought in the sales.

Then we went home and had a lovely time until approximately 4:45pm when he went from being an absolute angel to "I AM SO TIRED NOW THAT UNLESS YOU TAKE ME OUT OF THIS BATH AND DRESS ME IN 4 SECONDS FLAT I AM GOING TO KILL YOU".

Quickly followed by a coughing fit and puking all down his arm. Ah. Fun times.

1 comment:

  1. How cute is that face seeing the Monkey! Amazing how young they can really appreciate all around them. I remember Bristol Zoo from when I was was a child. I'd love you to join me on my Country Kids linky. Looks like a great use of an afternoon off work.


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