This morning Alyssa and I went to the zoo and had breakfast with the giraffes. We met our friends Holly and Brandon there.
First we ate breakfast and did some fun 'giraffe' crafts, like making a giraffe magnet by using your fingertips pressed in ink to color a picture of a giraffe. Alyssa and Brandon really enjoyed using their fingers!
They also got to lift 'food' up in a basket to feed giraffe stuffed animals...they thought that was really fun.
Some other things they had set up were stamping, feeling what giraffe spit feels like (YUCK!),
dressing up like a giraffe (Alyssa really didn't appreciate me encouraging her to do this one!),
and standing next to a life-size picture of a baby giraffe to see how you measured up.
Afterwards we headed to the barn where the giraffes stay at night. When you enter you need to be really quiet (you can only whisper inside) because they get scared very easily. Alyssa did such a great job at this! ...and she even fed them without being afraid. I was so proud of her! :)
It was so awesome to have them come right up to us and eat right out of our hands...even though the tongue is a little gross to me. ;) After the giraffe events we enjoyed a carousel ride.
I always love spending one on one time with the girls. Alyssa and I had a great morning!