Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Zoo Crew

Today I got to do something that I have wanted to do for a long time. Go to the zoo!!! Through the years, I have told everyone how mistreated I was growing up because I had never been to the zoo (or watched the Wizard of Oz). Come to find out, I had been telling a story for many years because my mother informed me that she took me when I was little, but I must have been a toddler because I don't remember it.

I wanted to take Emily last year, but with the move and being pregnant, we just couldn't fit it into our schedule. But today was the day!!!

I must warn you before you go any farther, that you may experience picture overload! I went crazy taking pictures today.

This is Colton, our adopted son. Just kidding!! He was our neighbor at our old house. We moved into our old house right after we got married and Colton was around 6 years old. He and Chris became fast friends (I refer to Chris as the "kid whisperer"-all kids love him). Now he is about to turn 14 on Saturday!!!! He has spent the last three nights with us. It has been just like old times and, we are so glad that he could come with us. Hopefully his sister Anna will get to come with us next time.

Chris showing Emily the stork...which is how she and Gracie got here....right?

The girls are pretty fired up about the zoo!! Gracie can't wait to see more animals.

I asked Emily what her favorite animals were at the zoo and she said the flamingos and the really big turtle.

This is in no way, shape, or form a dig at my brother-in-law Jamie...but it made me laugh a little that yall had the same name!!

Gracie and her Daddy

Chris showing Gracie the camels. I don't know how many times I heard people say.."watch out they spit". I hate to sound dumb, but do they?

Gracie always the trooper. She was getting tired but she never complained.

Colton and Em

How sweet is this!!!

As we were about to leave, I had to take a quick poll to see who had fun at the zoo.

Oh well, one out of two ain't bad. I'm sure Gracie had fun too.

The first thing we had to do after leaving the zoo was find something to eat. We decided on Jim & Nicks. It was so good!!! Then we had to make a run to Target since we were close.

Chris and I have this running joke the we are like the Grizwalds form National Lampoons Vacation. Not every time, but most of our trips seem to go the way the Grizwald's trips go. Today on the way home, our car started to quit on us. It would go dead on us while we were going down the road. It did it like 10 times!!! All we could do was laugh! We made it home, but Chris is definitely going to look at it tomorrow.

See...everyone in good spirits!!!

Thank goodness for a TV in the car. We don't use it all the time, but today it came in real handy.

A great time was had by all!!!!

Later Gators!!!!


  1. It looks like you guys had so much fun!! All of the pictures were great!! It is so funny about the Gorilla. Anytime a monkey comes on tv, I always tell Jamie there he is!
    I miss you guys!
    Love you

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