Tuesday, December 1, 2009

We LOVE Visitors!

On Friday when we got back into town, we hurried and cleaned up house, did a little grocery shopping and a few other miscellaneous chores because Brandon's Dad, step mom and sister came to visit us!!! We had a Wonderful time with them. (We played hard which means the kids slept really well) Saturday we went to the Zoo and Out of this World Pizza (that will be another post...)
Here are just some pictures from our Zoo excursion. We hadn't been since they opened the new lion exhibit...WOW! There were so many new animals (Wild African Dogs, Cheetahs, Lions, I think there may have been a few others too, I just can't remember now.) and interactive things for the kids to do. We were super impressed!
Jemma and Aunt Heather in front of the new Lion exhibit.
Just a side note, Auntie Heather was SOOO good to Jemma. She was always more than happy to play dolls, color, and draw a million different pictures for her. Jemma took to calling her "my best friend" and has since informed me that Aunt Heather must be really missing her now that she's gone. :)
Granddad, Carter, Grandma, Jemma and Aunt Heather.

Me, Carter, Brandon and Jemma.

Brandon and the kids in front of the Orangutans.

I can't remember the official name of the wild boar, but he had some crazy tusks! (this pic really doesn't do them justice.)

Carter, just bein' a cute kid. (He looked like he was wearing something similar to a straight jacket with my scarf around his neck...he was a good sport about it though. He just wouldn't have anything to do with the gloves and hat.)

Jemma, Heather, me and Carter in front of the festively dressed bear statues.

Carter zonked out as we were walking out of the park. He was one tired dude! He stayed asleep even while being strapped into the car, all the way to Out-of-this-World-Pizza, and then for a good 15-20 minutes inside the crazy joint! (Those of you who've been there, know that there is not a whole lot of silence in an oversized playland that serves pizza and hosts birthday parties!!!) Good times.

Stay tuned...there is more to come!!!


Brian, Natalie, Kyrie said...

your zoo looks like fun. I am a zoo fan!! Love you guys and can't wait to see you in about two weeks! Yahoo!

Sharee and Arthur said...

Fun! You guys sure get a lot of visitors! I'm jealous. But happy for you. :)

Eric & Jewels said...

The Lion exhibit looks sweet! I'm always amazed at how quickly your little ones are growing...Carter has a mouth full of teeth!! And Jemma, that girl is getting tall. N-e-ways they're both soooo cute and I can't wait to see all of you guys at Christmas!!!! I love you guys!

Melanie said...

I know I say this all the time but I cant believe how big and handsome carter is getting!

Angela said...

How fun!! The zoo is way more fun than cleaning anyway! Good for you!! Cute pictures too!!