Wednesday, June 13, 2012

May/June Pics

Aurelia's 2-Year Photo Shoot

 Aurelia LOVES  to swing at the park, here with Chloe and Brianna


 Hanging out with Bruce, she was worried about a dying bee that was crawling across the sidewalk, so the sat outside together for 30 minutes or more while I made supper

 With Grandma and Grandpa at the parade

 Memorial Day Ceremony

 21 Gun Salute - LOUD when you are standing so close!

 Yummy fruit pizza for dessert on Memorial Day

 Goofy kids at the zoo!


 Bald Eagle



 Black Bear
 Cougar: this one was pacing and pacing in it's cage, I think all the little kids had it a bit aggitated!

 Lynx or bobcat, can't remember which



Note: There were more animals at this local zoo, but I was only able to get pictures of some of them.  The rest of them would turn around and show me their backsides when I tried to snap a shot. 

 Porcupine: interesting fact, they smell like really bad BO, ugh

 Looking at the prairie dogs

 Sitting in his food

all the kiddos with Jami on the big swing

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Trip to Phoenix - Big Cats at the Zoo

My favorite part of our trip to the zoo was the Lion, who was looking for the warthogs and the Jaguar, who posed very nicely for us

Trip to Phoenix - The Laydens

The second part of our trip we spent with the Laydens, it was great to see them again!

 We went out to the White Tank mountains to go on hike

 Nate and the kids in back


 The trail was smooth enough to take the stroller, Aurelia was napping the first part

 the kiddos

 It is nice having other people who want to push the stroller

 Saguaro, I also got a hawk or some kid of bird flying above!

 The last part was not for strollers

 A waterfall in the dessert!

 the little pond

 Daddy and Aurelia

 checking out the water



 Our little family

 The kids, Aurelia thinks it is funny to put her arm across Alec's face

 The girls

 Best Buddies!

 Aurelia's rid back to the car

 On Daddy's shoulders


Trip to Phoenix - Kent and Cindy

We stayed one night with Nate's Aunt Cindy and Uncle Kent. Aurelia loved all the puppies that were there (I didn't get any pictures). We also went out to an olive mill, it was very interesting, I know a lot more about olive oil now!

 Kent taking Nate and Aurelia on a golf cart ride, 
his main mode of transportation in the retirement community

 Off they go

 Nate and Aurelia with Kent and Cindy

 Laughing with Auntie Cindy

Driving the golf cart