Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Zoo time!

Grace experienced the zoo for the first time last week. What a day! It was pretty nice out, so we didn't have to deal with the rain, but I almost would have taken that over all the people! We went on a Thursday, and for some reason, it was completely packed. It took us about 20 minutes just to find a parking space, and I'm not exaggerating. Then once we got in, we had to pay $9.75 per person to get in. PER PERSON!! My sister said the Washington DC zoo is free. I'm sure it's a million times better than the Oregon zoo, too. Anyhoo, after we got over the sticker shock (which, I'll admit isn't horrible for an entire day of entertainment), we headed in to see the animals, right? What animals? I think all of the big animals were on hibernation. Although, I must say that Grace LOVED watching the fish and playing in the water. I think the zoo is more of a 3-5 year old thing. Once the kids actually know that they are looking for animals, it's probably much more entertaining for them.

She did love to ride the train, though. She was getting a little fussy at this point, but she liked to watch the trees go by.

Even one year olds can get bored at the zoo.

Grace and Jesse sat in the big eagles nest. They were having so much fun! Jesse's cousin Aiden, however, was not. It was far too dirty for him to step foot in. But I must say, I'm with him! It did look pretty dirty!
All in all, I must say we had a pretty fun day. Grace enjoyed herself, and she got to see some pretty wild fish! I know I sound skeptical, but we really did have a fun time. We won't be going back, though, for a couple years. :)

Birthday Fun

Matt turned the big 3-0 on May 14th. He just wanted to lay low, which is so Matt, so we just had a small party at home with the family. It's probably better this way, anyhow, since the last time I tried to throw him a big surprise party he found out about it and everyone kept asking him for directions!

This is his excited face:

Grace is a ham and loves the camera. Ok, she really just wants to grab it from you. Well, any electronic device, really. Whether it's a remote, camera, phone, really anything that looks like fun to break!

Well, as promised, here are some pictures from Grace's first birthday. She had so much fun riding in her new car and digging into her birthday cake! She had a bit of a reaction to the cherry frosting, but nothing major. As soon as she got in the tub the rash started to disappear (thankfully!).