Just one of the five... count them, one, two, three, four, five photos we took before the camera battery died and we were without a camera for the rest of our trip.
Well, except for the few photos taken with the camera on my phone and shared here on twitter.
At least this photo is of THE animal that Aliyah wanted to see. She was excited listing off all the other animals at the zoo, but would just about burst when talking about the giraffes. Excited enough to drag her father through the park a second day so that she could see them again. You have to imagine my excitement when I came upon the cutest, softest, squishiest (is that a word?) little stuffed animal of a giraffe to bring back from work with me after hearing of her second trip to see these long-necked mammals.
I gave it to her at just the right moment, just as we began our drive home, with enough time for her to flash a huge smile, utter a small thank you, snuggle it right up to her cheek and proceed to fall asleep for the entire ride.
I just love giraffes.