Wednesday, May 16, 2012

An April Visit to the Zoo!

The girls and I went with our friends Summer and Aubrey to the zoo one Tuesday in April. It was cooler weather than we'd hoped for, but thankfully the zoo is full of outdoor AND indoor exhibits so we managed!

We decided on a tour of the bird exhibit even though Summer is terrified of birds. As it turns out, the only thing she needed to be afraid of was this lady. No joke, she gave the girls a 5-minute lecture about "not climbing on the rocks and not touching the wires and don't scare the birds and don't run because you might fall on the birds and hurt them". Summer and I kept looking at each other like, we had no idea this was going to be such serious business. :)

Yeah, those birds really look threatened. :)

The indoor penguin exhibit is definitely a 
better experience than the outdoor one - too fun!
 Ohhh, creepy.

Peacocks are everywhere at the Milwaukee Zoo.

There is a bear in this picture... waaaaay in the back.

Very excited about her zebra shirt. :)

The selection of the wax sculpture is absolutely
the highlight of every zoo trip for Mallory. 

Can't forget to ride the train!

And, of course, the carousel!
Abby loved this - can't tell, can you?
She asked to go again. :)

It's safe to say our next trip will be equally as much fun,
and hopefully warmer.
We're hoping this will be our first summer with a zoo pass!
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Easter Weekend - 2012

We went to Illinois for Easter this year - the weekend included dying Easter eggs, family time, playing outside, hiding Easter eggs, hunting for Easter eggs, and our first experience at a hibachi restaurant - all good times! Enjoy!

With splashy dyes we decided to go topless, haha.

Or markers. :)

A little fun in the backyard.

Easter morning -
waiting for Daddy to see if the Easter bunny came.

 Looks like it!


The Easter Bunny may have overestimated
the amount of eggs necessary for two girls. ;)
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April 2012

We had a busy April -  here are some of the highlights!

Someone found a stool... and the Easter candy.

Coloring is an impromptu sport -
it happens wherever there is room!

We have experimented with the potty.
Small successes, but mostly she thinks it's a toy. ;)

I am the luckiest momma around!

Casey took Mallory to the dollar store so she could pick out my birthday gift... $14 later, I was the lucky recipient of everything shown here! Complete with a card that read "Happy Birthday 4-year-old! (Oh, don't forget the mocha from McDonald's which was Daddy's addition to the gift and the only thing that didn't end up in Mallory's toy box, haha.)

 Birthday festivities.
The girls were using sand for lotion..................

Mallory picked out the cake - yes, that's a guitar.
Hey, it was ice cream cake. You didn't hear me complain. :)

The following week was my dad's 60th.
We had him and his wife along with my brother and his family over for dinner and cake.
It's not 60 candles, but it sure was a lot of flame. ;)

Stay tuned for Easter pics and a trip to the zoo!
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