A Trip to the Zoo

Today we visited the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. It’s a smallish, local zoo that is perfect for our boys. And with covid state restrictions, the capacity is limited and we can move and explore at our own pace.

We told Cooper yesterday that we were going.

He woke up at 2:45 am this morning ready to go. Thankfully, he was ok with setting a countdown timer for our departure time of 1:15 pm. He also used his voice to say Z-O-O about a thousand times.

By noon he waiting at the front door. Jacket and shoes on. I’ve never seen him so excited to go somewhere.

The visit was as close to perfect as a chaotic family like ours can get.

Cooper adored the animals and sat before each one. His favorites were the zebra and penguins.

Harbie, our youngest, loved the turtles. He tried to climb in multiple tanks. He even managed to throw his monster truck to the tiger and shed a few tears when he learned Grandpa couldn’t fish him out. A life lesson was learned.

Cooper spent much of his time taking photos of his animal friends and waving to them.

We had so much fun.

Finding Cooper’s Voice is a safe, humorous, caring and honest place where you can celebrate the unique challenges of parenting a special needs child. Because you’re never alone in the struggles you face. And once you find your people, your allies, your village….all the challenges and struggles will seem just a little bit easier. Welcome to our journey. You can also follow us on Facebook, subscribe for exclusive videos, and subscribe to our newsletter.

9 likes
Prev post: I’m Lucky Enough to be Your MomNext post: You are My Best Teacher

Related posts

Join Coop’s Troop
Join Coop’s Troop

Become a Supporter of Finding Cooper's Voice and join our online community, Coop's Troop. Membership includes Facebook Lives with our family, giveaways and more.
JOIN NOW

More Than a Caregiver
More Than a Caregiver
Support That Matters
Support That Matters
SHOP OUR SHIRTS
100% of the proceeds go to helping caregivers
About Me
About Me

Finding Cooper's Voice is a safe, humorous, caring and honest place where you can celebrate the unique challenges of parenting a special needs child. Because you're never alone in the struggles you face. And once you find your people, your allies, your village....all the challenges and struggles will seem just a little bit easier. Welcome to my page!

READ MORE

FindingCoopersVoice
SHOP OUR SHIRTS
SHOP OUR SHIRTS
Sign up for Finding Cooper's Voice
* = required field

powered by MailChimp!
SHOP OUR SHIRTS
SHOP OUR SHIRTS
Most Popular
SHOP OUR SHIRTS
SHOP OUR SHIRTS