We got to go to the zoo yesterday and it was great. In fact, this morning, Cadie asked to go back again, even though we had to spend a total of 4 hours in the car there and back.
We were really proud of Cadence is the petting zoo. You can see her brushing a pig, goat, and sheep. She's such an hesitant observant kid and easily scared, especially since the move last October. We totally expected her to freak out in this area, and were pleasantly surprised. Maybe because there are cows (large smelly mammals!) right outside our windows everyday she owned the petting zoo yard, even when the goats were kind of bumping everyone around.