Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial Day, Zoo Day!

We had an absolutely wonderful Memorial Day, it was one of those holiday's that was full of all things that every holiday that should be full of; family, kids, food, sun, animals, laughing, grilling, guitars, crazy pictures.  *Sigh*, it was just what a holiday should be!

Duane and Sallie came down from Wyoming to take us to the zoo!  We hadn't been to the zoo here before, and I was pleasantly surprised.  It was much bigger than I thought it was going to be, which was a good thing, because the place was BUSY!! 

 Owen is pretty chill when we go on outings, he just likes to sit back and soak it all in.
 This was about as close as the crowds allowed us to get to the elephant.

 Look at this cute picture of Grandad and Marin.
This little peacock was strutting his stuff all over the little picnic area, I was hoping he would splay his feathers for us, but no luck there.
 Sallie and Marin looking at that crazy peacocok.
 Kristoffer and I in front of the wooden elephant.
 Sir. Rhino was eating his lunch in front of the window for us.
 Love my girl.
 Someday I will have cute shorts like Marin's.
The carousel!
 Owen and daddy dancing and waving to the carousel music.

 Owen and grandad.
Marin and Sallie on the carousel.  Marin was a little worried about riding on any of the animals, and she wanted to ride on the chair instead.  We convinced her to ride the turtle, haha, it was so cute!
 Monkey yawn!
 This tiger was taking a nap right outside the window.
And this giraffe came right up in front of us to nibble on some grass.
 Family picture!!
 Posing is short lived, this was take-two about two seconds later!
Marin suckered Sallie into getting her some cotton candy.  This little girly was on sugar overload!

 Marin decided to dig a nest for the birds, such a thoughtful girl...she actually took over Owen's digging spot.
 After the zoo, we brought the kids home for a late nap and set up for a little picnic. Kristoffer's little sister Melodie and her new fiancee Justin came over and it was perfect.  We were so grateful to have them there and be able to spend time all together, it was so wonderful!

 If it weren't for my funny kneeling-on-concrete pose, I would be over the top in love with this picture.
 Here we all are!!

We LOVED Memorial Day, I hope we can fill all of our holiday's with things like this every time, it makes me we've taken full advantage of our day off.

1 comment:

Ryan, Becca, Brinley Boo AND Casen too! said...

What a FUN Memorial Day! I am so glad it was a great one and that it was filled with everything you wanted! Looks like now I need to join you for dinner and holidays :)