Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Zoo Day!

We went to the zoo this morning and had such fun!  Ok, so it was 90 degrees, but that did not stop us from loving it.  Last week, each of us picked something we wanted to do this summer.  We managed to do three so far--bowling, roller skating, and now the zoo. 

We got up early (8am which is the crack of dawn for our jr high girls) and were on the road by 8:45.  Here we are at the front of the zoo at open--9:30am.

I love the this sign!  How could I not take a picture here?

We took a few pictures of the animals, but (if we are being honest) the animals were mostly into lying still in the heat.  But the zoo has lots of cool statues to take shots in, under, and around.  I adore this shot of Zack being a baby roo. 

We came home to find out that Lisa made plane tickets for the girls to head home now.  We only have a  few  days left so this will be our last day trip.  Boohoo.  Thank goodness we got up and went even with the hot weather.  What a fab day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

spoiled puppy

Ok, so Wolfie is spoiled.  We cannot seem to go anywhere without finding something that she just "has to have."  She has toys and treats and now her very own pool.  Not a tiny plastic one, but a blow up one about 4 feet high.

I know.  But she is so cute.  Allie played lifeguard for Wolfie's first swim.

Allie is definitely my animal gal and my brave one.  The other kids were a bit slow to jump in with Wolfie.  And, of course, as soon as they did, she shook water all over them.  Screams ensued.

Pretty soon Sidney managed to climb in for a wet puppy hug with Allie.

Zack, dressed in his best shark gear, popped in for a minute--but only if big sister had a hold on Wolfie.  After the kids got tired, Wolfie kept right on going.  She is wet and wild!
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