I had the distinct privilege of taking Grace, Sterling (3 year old cousin) & Ella (4 yr niece) to the Zoo with my fantastic sister Molly this week. Although the Alligator viewing was rather anti-climactic, the otters really saved the day (after 2 full hours of "What do you want to see next?...Alligator!!!" There was only one small gator too far away for these guys to notice).
The trip was a blast and we were very fortunate that they let us leave with the 3 monkies that came with us.
Another thing Grace & I did a lot of was playing cowgirl & cowboy. Grace did a great job of "whoo"ing the cows, finding baby calves, waving a stick to keep 'em in line and shaking the gate so they might pass through while sitting on her papa's big 4x4 mule and helping me spray the cattle for flies. (Couldn't get any of the cows to take our picture doing those things)