Friday, April 13, 2012

Anna’s 1st Grade Field Trip to the Zoo!

Yesterday, we went to the Gulf Breeze Zoo with Anna’s first grade class. The day was beautiful and perfect for an outdoor field trip. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice, and big, the zoo was after hearing people talk about it. I was not expecting much.


Here is Anna at the Gorilla cutout on the boardwalk.

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Anna and Jazmyn liked the trash cans. Here they are in front of the zebra trash can. Crazy kids.



Here is Anna and Jazmyn posing with what looked like a white peacock to me.



Here is Anna with the peacock.



Anna took this picture. I thought it wasn’t too bad.



Jazmyn’s mom, Janey, took this picture of the girls. I don’t know if food was on this window or what, but that bear sat there for the longest time licking and clawing at the window. Luke just giggled hysterically when I put him in front of it. If you can’t tell, that is Anna and Jazmyn in the window.



I think these birds were sleeping. They were pretty!

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Anna as a raccoon!



Anna, the tiger!



Anna with the giraffes. She took this picture for her sister. She refused to feed them.



Here are some of the kids in Anna’s class trying to feed the giraffe. You’ll notice that Anna is in the back not holding up her hand.  Because the kids were so short, the giraffe had to stick its tongue out about six inches to get the food from their hands. It was so gross! I really don’t blame Anna.



Anna and her sheep. She loved looking at the lambs.


She was willing to feed the llama from the cup.



These Siamang Monkeys were really showing out for everyone in the afternoon. We could hear them from all over the zoo.  The kids were laughing and hollering at them. It was quite a sight. Luke, however, was shaking and ended up pulling his sun shade down so that he didn’t have to look at them. They were about six feet away and were extremely loud. We watched them for a long time. At the end of the video, you can hear Luke try to imitate the sound of the monkeys.




It was a wonderful day! Hopefully she’ll have some great memories!


Oh, and I just have to say that I will NEVER AGAIN go into a bird house to feed birds!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter 2012

This year for Easter we decided to go to Nana’s house instead of making everyone drive to our house for the day. It worked out nicely since Sarah is on couch-rest while she tries to keep Charliegh from making an early appearance. We had a great time with all of the family able to make it (except the Bailey’s that live in Seattle).


The food was delicious, the company was good (and by that I mean we all got along), and the kids had a great time.  Nana had around 400 eggs for five kids; so there was plenty to go around and for the Daddies and Mommies to steal from.


Here is a picture of the kids chasing around the bubbles that were in some of the eggs.

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Connor digs through the eggs looking for something good. And his daddy is no doubt looking for some candy.



Here is Anna showing off a pink egg. I am not sure why.



Riley is pretty good at hunting eggs.



Isabelle is helping Connor get some eggs out of the tree. She is always the big sister.



Luke picked up some eggs, but he was too busy looking out for ants. He knows they hurt and made sure he told everyone about the ants that he found.



Isabelle liked hunting eggs at Nana’s house because there was actually places to hide/find them instead of them just being thrown out into the yard like we have to do at our house and the church.



Before lunch we had a chance to take some photos. Here is Nana and Paw.



I think I already posted this to Facebook, but here it is again. Our family in our matching oranges this year. Luke’s tie was the same color as the girls dresses even though you can’t see it.



Here is Anna with her Easter basket (what was left by the time church rolled around). We had tried earlier to take a picture but she would not cooperate. Cried the whole time so we took these right before we went to church.


Here is Isabelle with her basket.



Here is Luke with his basket. By this point I had removed the candy so that the church clothes weren’t ruined. He just wanted to play with Daddy’s flashlight.



Instead of buying store dye this year, I made it with my cake icing dyes. They turned out better than I expected.



Last weekend we had the church’s Egg Hunt and here are a few pics from that day.  Luke found a few eggs.

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Isabelle,  Jada, and Skylar go through their eggs.

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Isabelle and Anna  show off their finds.

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Mrs. Vivian, who normally runs from the cameras, was willing to take pictures with my kids this weekend. I had to share these. They love their Sissy!


Love this picture!



And here is my favorite picture of the Season. My beautiful babies. 


I hope everyone had as good of a time as we had this weekend celebrating Jesus’ Resurrection.  Please don’t forget that He Lives!

Luke’s Candy High

I have to say that even though I am not proud of this, we decided to just let the kids pig out on their Easter candy while we were at Nana’s house for the Easter weekend.  We got there Sunday after church and stayed until Monday afternoon (so really only 24 hours). But never-the-less, we allowed it. Then when we came home Monday evening we had a quick pizza before bath and bed time. During our meal (while Luke was still riding high from the candy) we tried to have a discussion about what  Luke’s name was, where he lived, and what are his parent’s names. This is the result of that conversation. Please keep in mind that though I know his attitude isn’t the greatest in this video we were giving him a little leniency because WE allowed the sugar high.  You’ll be glad to know that all of the Easter candy has been confiscated and is now being rationed (well, all of it except what their daddy is eating).


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