Monday, April 12, 2010

Woodland Park Zoo

I have so many pictures on here because we love the zoo and had so much fun, I just could not pick a few pictures, so I am sharing a lot.
Tyler, Kai and I went to the Zoo on Friday in Seattle. I was not sure what the weather was going to be like, but it ended up being beautiful and the zoo was not packed with people, so it was just a great day! All the animals were out, nothing was hiding in a cave or behind bushes etc.. so it was very cool to see all the animals. WE spent all day there, just the three of us, and just had a really great time. I have explained the pictures below...

The gorillas were very cool and there were like 5 or 6 of them all up next to the glass eating and this little gorilla came down from the tress and cuddled up to his Mamma, the girls loved that.

They had these gorilla statues that the girls loved to climb and play on.. look at Kai, she is a little monkey herself!

This snake was just having lunch as we got to him. He caught this live fish out of the water in his tank. It was fascinating that he could eat it as it's bigger than his own head....
But, slowly he started to swallow it....
Until that poor little fish was no more.... it was fun for the girls to witness this.

We got sticks with food on them to feed these birds and they loved that the birds were right on their stick and so close.

Oh the Lions...

These are my favorite at the zoo. The giraffes are so beautiful and we just stayed and watched them for quit a while.
And this is the type of picture you get when you ask someone else to take your picture.... ugh so frustrating that people can't work a camera!

The hippo opened his big, huge mouth for us. Tyler and Kai loved that.

There was an African Village that you could see how the people live and go in a typical house, school etc.. they loved this little hut and asked if Daddy could make them one at home.

These were Kai's favorite, the flamingos.

This was our last stop at teh zoo and Kai was feeling pretty tired by now...

So tired, that she would not even look at the camera.. oh well.

We loved the zoo and just had a great time!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

We didn't have any big easter egg hunt this year because the weather was not great and both girls have a terrible cough, so I did not want them in the rain. Although, we did have an Easter Brunch with our friends where we had waffles with berries and whipped cream, delicious bacon, home-made cinnamon rolls, orange juice... the works! It was fun to have everyone over and celebrate this special holiday. Unfortunately, I was the cook and didn't do a good job of taking pictures, so they are limited. We had a very enjoyable afternoon, the food was delicious and the company was great.

These pic's of the garden's are Tyler's special preschool project. She planted wild flowers and grass, then all those small plants are bean sprouts and more wild flowers. I thought they decorated the house for Easter so nicely and she did such a great job, we are so proud of her!

After brunch, I went on a nice, long run while my friend rode the bike and did 14 miles... my longest run yet, and it went really good. I am very sore today and my body hurts, but it's a great feeling of accomplishment that I am sticking to my training schedule and getting these long runs in.

I hope everyone had just as great of an Easter as we did and we have to much to be grateful for.