19 August 2014

Zoo Day in Full

The day after we drove to Ohio, we went to the Zoo with my whole fam.

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My nephew was the first map checker.

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Miss busy bee…

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We got to see the Cheetah Run… it was pretty cool! Crowded though, so the kiddos got balcony seats…

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We borrowed a blessed wagon that has visited the zoo many times in years past. It was the preferred method of transportation for sure! As a kid I dreamed of riding in a wagon around the zoo. So happy to give my kids that fun experience.

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Okay maybe I took a turn too!  Little Niecey didn’t manage to move us an inch though.

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Lil’ A fit perfectly in the trailer. She loved it in there. Just her size.

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My boy H checking out the map.

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Lunch break while we saved a spot to see the lions.

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Matching shoesies.

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Saving a spot by the window paid off…

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They open the wall to this metal gate and hold meat through on tongs. The lions stretch out to get their snack.

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This guy wasn’t hungry. So he just chilled in the shade a few inches from us.

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Then he gave his lady friend a kiss when she walked by.

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This one wasn’t a fan of us trying to get her to nap in the stroller. Eventually we took her out and she fell asleep in the Ergo Carrier in about 30 seconds flat. She’s definitely an Ergo baby!

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The elephants kissed too! So much love…

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Neicey D liked to ride on her Mama’s back in the Ergo too.

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This silly monkey was lying like this looking through the glass upsidedown when we walked up.

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My girlie wasted no time going straight over to him…

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And giving a big smooch through the glass! More lovin’!!

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The two with curls. :)

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D’s turn to check out the map!

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Everyone took a turn (pushing at least, we decided Poppi was too big to ride).

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N was rather interested in the leaves she pulled off a bush.

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A’s turn with the map. Good thing she was near the end of the day cause she ate it and ripped it up. Oops.

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Of course we went to the big playground.

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Ended with a train ride.

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What a super day! No wonder it’s a top rated zoo in the country. And I have some top rated companions!

18 August 2014

The Littlest

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This one has seriously kept us on our toes lately. We decided she’s much busier than our other kids were at this age (18 months). She’s constantly on the move and definitely shows us her own little (big?!) will.

But she’s so dang cute.

And this hair?!

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What’s up with these curls? Her Daddy has curls and her Mama has some strawberry in her blonde. Put them together and I guess this is what you get!

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03 August 2014

Just a Bit

A week ago our family made record time driving half-way across the country with three kids in the backseat! Twenty and one half hours is all it took us. Whew!

We’re in Ohio and North Carolina for several weeks before we head to Africa for just a short time.

We’ve been busy around here and I just opened my laptop for the first time in eight days, can you believe it!

So to tide you over (as if you care) until I someday (?!) have time to do more posting, here’s a handful (or more) of pics of highlights from the last couple weeks.

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Mikey and I recently celebrated TEN years of marriage. Life with him fills my heart.

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Before we left Colorado we had a visit from this guy! Such a joy he is.

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The day after we arrived was Zoo day. It was so much fun with my whole fam.

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After that we’ve mostly been home and there’s been some of this.

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And this.

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And this.

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Oh my goodness. This one.

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Wait! Did this picture really happen?! I feel like I just won the photo lottery or something… five cousins age 6 and under.

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(geocaching)

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Love these…

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Then there was some obstacle coursing. So. Much. Fun.

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Followed by the classic sprinkler under the trampoline.

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So much fun this week. I felt like a kid.

Tomorrow we’re off to spend some time with Mike’s family. Can’t wait!