Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I know nothing

Is it Tuesday?
Or Monday?

And tomorrow would be...Wednesday?
Or is it really Tuesday?

Either way, I'm confused.

I feel that same way when I look at this photo though:
Actually, that's a lie. I had told Zoey that there was paint in her hair one day when we were *painting in the park. Cue the funny photo.

* Do not attempt to paint in the park on a windy day in Kansas. If you do, you really will end up with paint in your hair. And on your face. And on your ears. And on your clothes.

You know what you do when you get paint on your clothes?

You do this:

And this.

 And this.
 And this...
 ...if you're Zoey.
If you're Jack, things looked a bit wetter.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Playground Adventures

So we were at Tanganyika and after two hours of roaming the paths, playing...er...interacting with animals, and basically toasting in the Kansas sun, we spied the play area.

What did we do?

We let the kids loose.

And oh man O man did they run!

I really can't think of a better end to a great experience!

The best part: everyone was completely wiped and took a looooong, hard nap when we returned to my parents' house.

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Adventure Answer

Did you guess where we visited last weekend?

Wait no longer! We went to...Tanganyika Wildlife Park!

It's located in/near Goddard, Kansas, so it's a good drive from the KC metro area. However, it's SO worth it!

First we started with photos:

Jack...was just being Jack. Smiling? Not on the menu.

But wait! Where are they going now?

Why to the giraffes!

But we'll save those photos for the next post because we spent the majority of our time there. More time = more photos. More photos = blog overload.

After being amazed at the giraffes, we looked at...
The Colobus Monkey exhibit.  

Cute? Yes.

Stinky? Oh man, they were super stinky!

Other awesome exhibits...
 We were able to go IN with the kangaroos! Kinda cool, really. A lot of them had joeys.

Hmmm. African rhino. He was an interesting fellow - each time we were near, he would go into his water pit. Each time we were at another exhibit and looked his way, he would be crawling out.

Here's a pretty primate. Yup. That's about as much as I knew about this cutie pa'tootie.

Of course, we can't forget the lorikeets! 
 They were pretty awesome. You could feed them a nectar, but they also enjoyed hair. And hair accessories.
Here's lookin' at you, kid.

But wait! There's more!

Like...African penguins!
There's something interesting about penguins. The walk, the look...just awesome.

Zoey was still Zoey though.
Lorikeets? Scary. Dandelions? Perfect.

Here's another cool exhibit for you:


Pretty sweet if you ask me. They were very social and pleasant. I know they could turn at any time, but it was still pretty neat.

 Hi Mr. Lemur! I would take you home if I could!

Oh, and there were koi.

Every zoo in the world has koi.
So...shockingly enough....we fed them too.

Jack fed his fish so fast I couldn't get a decent picture. So, you get to see Zoey.

Now, where do you think the kids are going?

Why for more pictures!

In the end, my kids were happy.

And so was I.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday Spotlight

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Monday, May 2, 2011


Our Easter started off simple enough - sleeping in a bit, getting dressed, eating breakfast, building with Legos...
See? There's my boy who dressed himself for church and finished building his Lego ship. And car thingy.

Now, you don't think he actually wore that to church, do you? Of course not! It's Easter! It's time to rejoice and celebrate!

After an awesome church-filled morning, we were off to my in-laws for a fab ham lunch and an Easter egg hunt!

Keeping the kids occupied prior to the hunt was hard.
 See that face? That's a face who is worried we would start without him. That's a face that screams, "THOSE EGGS ARE  MINE!"

Once we gave them the word, they were off!
Well, Audrey and Jack were off. Zoey still took her sweet time.

O what a fantastic egg hunt they had!

We asked for some group pictures. We really should have known better.

Here Jack is instructing me to take a little picture. It didn't work.

Audrey says, "CHEEEES!"

Pretty girl! Her eyes just pop in this one.

This is my only good one of the kids together outside. Shame.

Note Jack's eyes. They were glued to his Easter basket!

Awww! That's so not a choke-hold at all!

And of course, we can't forget Christopher.
No, not sweet Chris. He's such a happy, content baby. He reminds me a lot of Zoey at that age.

It was time to examine the goodies and compare.

Now it was time for the BIG Easter baskets from Grandma Suzie!
 Note Audrey's expression. Priceless.

 Words can't describe this picture. Sorry.

Conclusion: What a great way to enjoy each other and lift up our savior!

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