Waking up and staying up at 5:15am to head out a bit before 6 am for bootcamp class, went better than I anticipated. I had those first class jitters and just couldn't sleep in. Let's just wait a couple of weeks and see how it easy it is to get out of bed then. For those of you inquiring minds, the class was energizing. Which means tomorrow I will be hurting. We did very basic things, but in new and exhausting ways, such as squats, jumping jacks, running up hills, sprints, side-steppy things, all of it. No bells or whistles (well the trainer had a whistle), just our bodies working us out. I actually didn't feel so out of shape, which leads me to believe the trainer was breaking us in, being gentle to us newbies.
Later this morning, I met up with a friend at the Denver Zoo. We walked the usual route, saw all of our furry, scaly, and feathered friends, then we had a very cute experience in the Primate Panorama. Unfortunately, it did not dawn on me to video this little moment, so instead I just took a couple of crappy photos. Oh well, next time.
As to be expected my four and a half year old darling daughter, Sj fell in love with every animal we encountered. "Mom, mom, did you hear that (insert random animal here) call to me, saying hello. Oooh..I just love (insert random animal here)." Yep, that's what it was like the entire three and a half hours. Animals and Love! Then of course GL had to pipe in with her love for, " MON-KEEES". Very sweet, I couldn't wait for her to see a real monkey for the first time.
When we were checking out the Orangutans at the Primate Panorama, we saw an older fella, hanging back outside, sort of lounging around. When he caught a glimpse of us, fellow primates, he headed over to give a closer inspection. Turns out this Orangutan had a thing for my Sj. He put his face right up to the window and gave it a kiss. She melted, we melted. It was beautiful. Then of course I felt very sad that this incredible relative of ours is in a zoo.
The moment of exchange, Orangutans apparently adore blue eyed girls.
Here is a moment or two later, after the kiss! I love how Sj was mirror imaging the Orangutan's moves. Arms up everyone!
What a splendid day. I am assuming my eyes will be shut by 7:30 tonight. I love a good night's sleep.
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