Sunday, October 5, 2008

Another trip to the zoo

This weekend was a great weekend, and I am sad that it is over.... Boo.
Friday we went with my family, sans Heather and Jody because they live much.much.much. too far away. (We missed you!). It was the perfect weather for the zoo, the animals were more active then I have ever seen them. Even the Tiger put on quite a show. Fun was had by all, and as usual I took way to many pics. Bear with me.

Our little monkey's looking at the monkey's. These 3 had so much fun!


Trav and I. I am so grateful that even when he is feeling awful, he makes sure the girls have such wonderful memories.The whole day animals would come right up to the glass, and the kids loved it. Even the gorilla was right up to the glass.Matching mom and daughter. I planned it. (just kidding!)They found a way to make sure all 3 of them could fit in the wagon. Looks comfy huh?

Afterwards we ate at Ruth's Diner. I've heard about this place from so many people, and Amy had eaten there and had "the best breakfast ever." It is only about 2 miles from the zoo, and Oh my goodness was it delicious. The ingredients were so fresh, and the atmosphere is wonderful. We had such a wonderful relaxing time. And now I want to go back and eat that caprese sandwich one more time!


It seems we can't leave the zoo without buying the girls a small surprise. (It's impossible!) Adyson picked out these little figurines that she could paint. So when we got home she painted them, and was so proud of her work that she decided she wanted to keep them somewhere very special. So my mom, being the doting grandma that she is, delivered. Saturday afternoon she had Adyson come over and they made Adyson's special box. I wish I could explain how proud she is of her box, and how much fun she had making it. Thanks mom! You made her day.


The rest of the very rainy weekend was spent watching conference and just relaxing. And of course playing Monopoly with Cody and Amy. (If only Cody could win a game.....) Sorry Cody, maybe next time.

16 comments:

Eileen said...

I love this post. You make blogging fun! I wanna make my girls (grandbaby girls) cool boxes. Where-ever did she get that awesome heart shaped box!?

And how did I miss your fun Etsy post? Blogger!? You failed me! I bought an oh-so-cute baby wrap for baby photos on Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5915495

Super Mandi said...

Can I have your mom? I'm jealous!

Hiatts said...

The zoo is so much fun!! I love Ruths Diner!!! Fabulous place!!

Kirsten Carbajal said...

We love the zoo. We go pretty close to once a week. It brings out the kid in everyone

Trisha said...

I always knew that your mom would be the coolest grandma!

And yeah for Ruth's Diner...don't you love all the pictures of her and her cig?

Michelle said...

Fun!! the Zoo twice!!!
Love those kids.

Melissa said...

i am so jealous you went to the zoo, chris and i have wanted to take isa, and I don't know why we haven't been able to make it....i think i need someone to coach me with time management, I am terrible at it :O)

Haueter Photography said...

Now I understand, you get it from your mom! You two are awesome and so much fun. Oh, and the pictures of Ady in the collage are way cute!

mortonfam said...

We need to get to the zoo, I bet it was a good day, not too hot!

Jill and Matt said...

I'm so jealous the animals were active, but happy for you. So I guess that's the trick, go on a day that is not hot. Love the special box.

sherisse said...

its always fun reading your blog, your kids are amazingly darling, love the box, your mom is awesome. We are doing lunch with all who want to come on monday the 13th at costa vida at noon. hope to see you there.

Tasha said...

Your mom is so creative and so sweet to do that for Ady! Do you think she would make my daughter one??? :)

Kristen said...

That little box is so creative. Your kids will have great childhood memories, that's for sure.

Katie said...

You guys are the funnest family- I know that's not a real word, but you are! And the girlies- cute as ever. I give full permission for Jack to marry Sienna- lets make this happen! We can be the scheming moms. Lets start by getting them together to play. Hope you guys are doing well and that Travis' treatments are being noce to him. Let me know if you ever need anything! Do you still have plenty of fish?

Haylee Munk Brown said...

Oh man....I read this and got homesick! We used to go to Ruth Diner after EVERY gymnastics meet out that (Believe me, that is a lot of times!) Also, how fun is the zoo!! I have a membership because I live less than a mile from the Houston Zoo and I go all the time by myself. I know I am pretty lame! I love to sit and watch the tiger swim in his lake...

Dustin and Shelli Chambers said...

We were at at the zoo on monday, and we loved it too! I'm glad you had such a good time! The tiger performed for us, too. Don't you love his new habitat? so much better than that concrete room you used to see him laying in...