Sunday we spent the morning at Brookfield Zoo with Granny Smith & Fred. John & I were there with Cooper about 6 weeks ago & Cooper was interested in the giraffes, whales & sea lions, & birds, but that was about it. He didn't really seem to notice anything else. This time was totally different - he was fascinated by everything! He even seemed to notice the animals that were far away. Very cool. The day was turning out perfect until we were leaving the primate house (the last exhibit we planned to visit) & I was carrying Cooper on my hip. Somehow I tripped on the edge of the sidewalk & down we went. I fell to my knees & Cooper landed on the sidewalk on his back & hit his head. Needless to say, we were both hysterical. We were able to get ice on Cooper's head right away, & when we got him into the air conditioning & I was able to nurse him he calmed down a lot & he took a nap. I felt/feel horrible, but we got him checked out at the first aid station & he was fine; he doesn't even have a bump or mark on his head so I'm thankful for that!
John's sister Anna & her boyfriend Pat came over for dinner & played with Cooper. He was as happy as can be.