At nine and half months I wasn't quite sure what kind of reaction to expect from Sophia at the Zoo. We were all surprised at her response, while she wasn't able to distinguish some of the smaller animals in their natural habitat enclosures (like a lynx among trees) she was able to see and observe the larger animals: the camel, ostrich and zebra.
And she was fearless when we arrived at the goat pen, of course it helped that the goats were equally as interested in her (well, the food they thought we had) as she was in them.
The trip gave my grandfather the perfect opportunity to show off his great-granddaughter to his neighbors, the members of his church and his favorite waitress at Yannni's Tavern, a greek restaurant in the town where he lives. This trip was really about Sophia and her great-grandpa, we were just along for the ride:-)
I love how nothing changes from the first picture to the second, except for Sophia's expression.
Of course, this trip was really about Sophia and her great-grandpa, we were just along for the ride:-)