Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Annabeth!

My little princess turned three today! And she was the first member of the family to have a birthday party in the new house. :) All went well, and now I'm sitting here posting this instead of cleaning up the mess in the kitchen...

Oh, and here is a picture of the lovely dent I now have in my car. Brandon and Nathan were throwing the football out front and Brandon ended up doing this:
Thanks, Sweetie :P

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Helping Daddy

Yesterday we celebrated a momentous occasion...mowing the lawn for the first time in our own house! Well, I thought it was pretty momentous anyway. Brandon said he liked it better when we had people who did that for us. Of course, we all did our part to help him as you can see from these pictures: Ethan sat in the grass and told him how to get the bag off, Annabeth put grass clippings into the gas tank, and I stood on the porch taking pictures of him and yelling, "Look happy!" :)

A Trip To The Zoo!

This weekend Brandon had the great idea of taking us all to the zoo! It was a beautiful day and all the animals seemed to be as happy to see the sun as we were...they were actually all out where we could see them! The kids had a great time and Brandon even bought them a year-long pass so we can go back whenever we want. :)

Looking at the jaguar:

The peacock with his feathers spread and can't see them in this picture, but there are a bunch of flamingos in this area that he's trying to scare off:

Annabeth trying to get a look at "Marty" the Zebra (you know, from Madagascar?) Once she saw him she cried the rest of the time..."I want to ride Marty!":

My little turtles :)

Ethan and Daddy looking at the anaconda:

Stopping to check out the map:

She didn't get tired of walking until we'd been there for two hours! I was impressed!

Ethan and the komodo dragon:

Checking out the elephants:

At the hippo pool...notice that no one is very happy about me taking their picture :P