Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A Day at the Zoo

We are blessed to have a great zoo near us. We most recently took the girls there on their birthday (March 29th, obviously this post is a little late). It was great because Christoph was on spring break and I didn't have to work. We were able to make an entire day of it and I think we all had fun.

Katrina was old enough this time to actually pay attention and be excited by the animals. She really loved the goats in the petting area. Emily's favorite were the lorikeets. She was a little freaked out to have the birds land on her, but she liked feeding them while they were on Daddy's arm.

They both got very excited about running around in the grass which made us really want to get our backyard done (right now it's a pile of dirt and weeds).

It was so much fun to reconnect and spend time as a family. Since I work every evening during the week and our weekends are usually so chaotic, sometimes it feels like Christoph and I barely see each other. It was also fun to spoil the girls a little. We let them each get something from the gift shop, Emily got a stuffed lorikeet and Katrina a stuffed goat to remember their favorite thing from the day. The butterfly exhibit opened back up in May, so I've been itching to go back for another visit. That's my favorite thing in the zoo. Other then little girls eating snow cones.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Candid Moments in Ballet

I think I've mentioned before that Emily is in ballet classes. They are offered through our local parks and rec department, so they are pretty low-key. I like the exposure without the pressure. These shots make it seem perhaps a little TOO low-key. Some poor classical ballet teacher would probably have heart palpitations if she saw them. You gotta love it.