Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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We have been going nonstop...literally...nonstop.

The annual Memorial Day picnic at Grant's Nannie's house, yesterday, started out hot and sunny. Right after we finished eating, the sky got dark, and moments after we got everything into the garage, the sky opened up.

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I only have 3 pictures from Memorial Day, because I was too busy trying to keep the kids out of the rain. It didn't work too well.

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Then, the horrible thunder storms rolled in and lasted for several hours. We were all stuck in Nannie's garage, but managed to have fun (and eat a lot). As soon as the storms stopped, we made a mad dash through the rain to get to the car. Off we went to our friend, Rex's birthday party.

We stayed at the party until midnight, and on the way home, we got to witness the aftermath of the storm. Trees down, driveways washed out, streams flooded...it was a memorable Memorial Day!

Today, we headed to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium as soon as we were all awake and dressed. It was one of those perfect zoo days. Very few people were there, the weather was beautiful, and the animals were close. Our friends met us there!

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Every time we go to this zoo, we have a neat experience. Today's was getting to see the bear get fed.

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This adorable guy is 28 (3 years past the average life expectancy in captivity) and arthritic, but he puts on quite a show when he catches fruit in his mouth!

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I love the monkey house, even though it's 100 degrees and super smelly inside. Love it!

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Lexie got up close and personal with one of the residents, and asked to take it home with her. It was difficult explaining why that could never happen.

After the monkey house, Dylan got tired, and jumped in the wagon with Jack.

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As usual, the aquarium was a big hit, and it wasn't crowded today!

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Lexie didn't want to join us for a picture, so Jack happily took her spot!

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When I first got to the zoo, something got in my eye. By this point, my eye was super irritated and my mascara ran from my eyes watering, so excuse the dark circles! (Now, I have a raging eye infection.)

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The kids love crawling through the tunnel that goes underneath an aquarium. Today, Lexie noticed exactly what was in there.

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I doubt she'll go back in! She quickly jumped in the wagon!

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We had to rush through the rest of the zoo!

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It was a great day at the zoo!

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Minutes after arriving home for a quick sandwich, we had to leave for Dylan's T-Ball game. I entertained Lexie at the park, while Dylan's team practiced.

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We returned to the field to watch Dylan's game. Once again, Dylan's team (Tigers) played the Yankees, so they had identical uniforms!

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Dylan hit really well tonight, so he got the game ball! We were so proud of him!

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Phew!!! I think I need a vacation!

11 comments:

  1. Her dresses are too cute!! Wow what a busy few days you had. =) I think I need a nap just from reading and looking at all your pictures. HA!

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  2. ok that picture of Lexi on or about to go down a slide is SOO CUTE!! Love all the pictures, the bear pictures are great.

    Glad you had a good fun weekend even with the storms!

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  3. cute pics just skimmed over the last few posts too. we have been busy too. eww i hate those gorillas lol they are scary!

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  4. Great pictures! Looks like a fun family time.

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  5. You do need a vacation! I love all the pictures from the zoo! So cute! We are going to the zoo next Monday and I am hoping it isn't unbearably hot!

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  6. Great photos! Looks like you have been having a lot of fun! We went to an aquarium while on vacation last week and had a blast! It was the boys first time at an aquarium. We also saw a bear, however ours was in the middle of the road just down from our cabin we were staying in! :)

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  7. I love that white, black, and red dress!! So adorable.

    How cool that you got to see the bear eat!!

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  8. WOW!! what a busy day that was! :) i love that photo of Lexie walking barefooted :) so cute! but all the photos are wonderful! thanks for bringing us along with you on your trip to the zoo. Oh and I wish that eye irritation is all well now!

    hope youll have a restful weekend!

    hugs,
    Marice

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  9. How fun!! Such great pictures:) Your little ones are adorable.

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  10. It looks like y'all had a fun weekend! Your pictures are great and you kids are soooo adorable!

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  11. Oh my gosh...your kiddos are just SO cute! All the pictures are fantastic! Your zoo looks WAY better than ours!

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