Crocodiles and Koalas and Kangaroos, Oh My!

1 Apr

After a fabulous brunch with Matt’s family this morning we headed to the Australia Zoo. The zoo surpassed all of my expectations. It is beautiful and full of a plethora of Australian and foreign animals. My favorite part was all of the interaction with the animals–we actually got to touch plenty of koalas and kangaroos! Ruby of course had a blast, and I am so grateful that Uncle Matt, Auntie Rachel, Mama and PopPop were happy to chase her around because I am slowing down big-time.

Ruby napped in the car on the way there and was fairly dazed and confused upon our arrival, so Auntie Rachel got to practice her baby-wearing skills:

Ruby was much braver than her mother and actually got up close and personal with a huge Burmese python:

At the petting zoo Ruby told a sweet little girl that she could pet the goats:

We ran into this nice koala handler as he walked across the park and he let Ruby pet his charge:

Uncle Matt introduced Ruby to a kangaroo:

and a pademelon:

Ruby wasn’t sure about this gorgeous tiger:

but she had a whole conversation with this lizard, who was also meandering about the grounds:

At the end of the day our girl was exhausted so PopPop carried her to the car while she snuggled him:

We really did have the best day. Ruby was so interested in the animals and was always concerned when she saw “babies” without their mommies. I will leave you with this last picture of our sweet girl:


One Response to “Crocodiles and Koalas and Kangaroos, Oh My!”

  1. Elizabeth wilson April 1, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    Oh m gosh Sarah-too precious!! Glad you guys are having such a great time!

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