Friday was Tae's 5 year check up. (I still can't quite believe that she's 5. Gulp.)
Tae was acting really silly for mostof the check up, including while the doctor was asking her questions, and she kept yelling "Spinach!!" Spinach!!" when the doctor was talking about eating healthy foods. Incidentally, Tae only nibbles at spinach, if that.
She weighs in at a grand ole 33.5 pounds, and is 41.5 inches tall. this puts her in the 7th and 9th percentiles respectively, which is a reasonable change from last year's 3rd and 7th. Apparently she grew about 5 inches last year? Craziness.
The other highlight of the visit was that Tae peed in a cup for the first time. She thought it was very strange, and was giggling the whole time. Haha. Lucky me, I got to hold the cup for her.
I had promised Tae that after her physical we would go to the zoo. She was asking about it, because the last time we went, one of the gorillas freaked out and rushed the glass window we were standing in front of. The night we were there was a free zoo night, and it was crowded.
This time, it was an overcast, cold day, so the zoo was, uh, not crowded at all. Our local zoo is a nice small, manageable size. We saw some animals. We saw the gorillas being friendly and not freaking out. We saw a lioin roar so loud that it freaked Tae out. We saw flamingos, and tapirs, and a condor.
We saw some not so excited things too, like a dead fish that Tae spoted in a fish tank. It was floating upside down, and Tae told me that it looked sick. She asked if its mommy would be sad. She told me that it wasn't dead because its eyes were wide open.
Like most dead things we see (roadkill mainly), Tae is fascinated, and I usually am trying to hold down my lunch.
It was a fun day.