Because Maddie has been around animals since conception, it comes as no surprise that she really loves them. LeeAnn and I have been anxiously awaiting the day that Maddie could appreciate the Zoo. That day was last Thursday during our visit to Boise. It's still early Spring in the Northwest so a lot of the animals were still indoors for winter. However, the great thing about taking an 18 month old to the zoo, is that a squirrel in the vacant giraffe exhibit is just as exciting as seeing the giraffes themselves. Maddie had a blast looking at the animals but what she really loved was walking all by herself on the paths and of course the giant giraffe slide. We had a great time too. Having a kid is a great excuse to be a bit of a kid and experience the wonder of the world all over again. Here are some pics.