Well, we went to the zoo. For the first time ever.
Robbie's teachers have been working on baby signs, and the month of April was devoted to animals. He is a baby sign and animal noises superstar! We practice them in the car on the way home. So far, we've figured out that he knows: fish, bird, frog, rabbit, snake, alligator, dog, cat, cow, elephant, pigar, lion, tiger, be... And while he doesn't have a sign, he always says "RAFF" when he sees giraffes.
The zoo was a huge success until we realized that Robbie is afraid of otters. And seals. And any non-fish underwater sea life.
I think it blew his mind that the ZOO and ANIMALS were real things, not just things we talked about and read books about. See: Cow.
So glad Robster's girlfriend, the Linders and her mom were able to join. 21 month olds like to hold each other's hands. Cute and functional!