San Jose Day Trip
We went to San Jose Saturday for the afternoon. We were planning on just seeing Japan Town but decided Etta may need some running around time after the hour and a half drive there. We heard from local friends that there is a zoo/park that is fun for kids. So we headed there first. The place is called Kelley Park and Zoo and we arrived about 15 minutes before they opened and ended up with free parking. Can't beat that! We got in with a military discount and since Etta isn't two yet (3 more days and counting!) she got in free.
A Chilly Morning!
merkats, lemurs, and then came upon the interactive area. Who knew seventy five cents would last so long and provide so much entertainment for Etta? She fed several different animals feed one pellet at a time. Therefore, she extended her fun for quite a long time. Here is her first victim...Donkey.
sheeeeeeep!" but to no avail. She found two ponies after leaving the cow behind.
baaaaaa" at. These guys were soooo fat. Some of them weren't too interested in eating and it was only noon, two hours after opening. I can't imagine how lethargic they are by evening time.
We were on our way out when Etta came across a photo booth and she thought it was fun to go in and jump out repeatedly.
Chloe slept the second half of our time at the zoo.
We didn't end up taking any pictures of Japan Town because it was a little less than spectacular. Eric had seen online that there was a bookstore but we could not find one and it wasn't listed on a brochure for the place. We did eat lunch at a ramen shop because we figured Etta would eat the ramen. I had practiced phrases for restaurants at my tutor session this last week and didn't even get a chance to speak any Japanese. I don't think our waitress spoke any. I think there was one person behind the counter that spoke it, but I don't have that much vocabulary yet to say much. I should have made Eric find someone to talk with! Anyway, we had a great lunch and Etta ended up eating quite a bit. She ate all of my rice and a bunch of Eric's ramen. She even tried out the chopsticks. Looks like I'll have to buy the training chopsticks for her at some point. Lets master the fork and spoon first.
These pictures were requested by my mom. Etta enjoys helping feed Chloe. She needs me to help because on occasion she puts the spoon a little far back into Chloe's mouth causing her to gag. But, she loves helping with Chloe. What a good big sister.