After a slightly rough start, we did enjoy seeing the animals.
Christopher was just along for the ride. Ashlyn and John (Heather's 1-year old boy) seemed to most enjoy the petting zoo. We bought food this time. Ashlyn promptly dropped the entire box.
While Heather held Christopher, I followed John around the petting area. Ashlyn was on her own, though I believe Heather was watching her.
John acted like he wanted to pet the goats, but generally just walked close to them.Ashlyn was a bit more confident in petting strange animals.
As we left, several just lined up by the fence, so Ashlyn was able to go down the line, petting.
At lunch, two moms and their children sat down at the table next to us. The two little girls recognized Ashlyn and said "Hi, Ashlyn!" Ashlyn just looked at them. I didn't know them, but I told Ashlyn to say "hi." They repeated their hello, and Ashlyn responded with a "ROAR!" Too shy to say "hello," but she is comfortable making animal noises? O.K. When I told Allen about this, he wanted to know if I had introduced myself to the other moms. I told him that I was kind of embarrassed that my kid was roaring at them. "Hi, I'm Angie, you know, the mother of the lion?" Of course, I guess they are already thinking of me as the mother of the weird roaring kid.
We were having a good time, so we decided to stay longer and skip our kids' naps. The trains were only every two hours. Shortly after the train left, we decided this was not a great plan, and had two hours to kill.
Ashlyn was fascinated with the seals. I'm not sure why, because they weren't doing much. She would not cooperate for a picture.