We like to spend a lot of time outdoors over the summer.  Winter is for curling up on the couch with a glass of red, an open fire and a movie.  Summer is a time to get outside and enjoy yourself. 

We go to the zoo often as we have a membership there, but today we actually got to see a few really cool things that we'd never seen before

like a snake shedding it's skin – how I wish I had a video camera with me.


The bubs had a great time in the Petting Zoo and actually went up to a couple of goats on their own this time to pat them.

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Then the boys went for a ride on the Skyfari while I hiked with the stroller all the way to the Polar Bear exhibit to meet up with them … I swear I walked 400 miles uphill and it must have been 120 degrees … okay that may be a slight exaggeration, but it sure felt like it at the time, which was made even better by them calling me every 2 minutes asking if I was nearly there yet.  Ah, no, I'm not.  

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The highlight of the boys day was seeing a rat being ripped to shreds … delightful, I know, but every boys dream.  They thought it was disgusting but could I get them to leave.  Nope.  I took the babies for a walk, sat in the shade, came back and they were still mesmerized.  BOYS!

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Cheryl Lage June 25, 2008 - 5:00 pm

What a three days, holy smokes Tonya! (Hope you have some red in hand now!)Love all the pictures…and will have to show my six-year-olds that last image as they were kvetching about the same pool being “too small” for them both! Big boys can share, so can they!Hope things are falling into place…glad you’re back!

MamaBriggs June 25, 2008 - 5:00 pm

That little Marisol!Great pics! You get more done in 3 days then I do in 3 weeks!

Sharlene June 25, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I love seeing Jayden and his friends in those kiddie pools. It cracks me up because it reminds me of things I would do as a kid. Looks like a good time at the zoo. So jealous of your annual pass!

TUTU Monkey June 25, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Bummer…we were going out while you were coming in….we need to “zoo it” soon……after the 4the weekend?The dentist souded awful….sorry!!

Lisa amp; Gerald June 25, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Fun in the sun for sure even for the big boys ! sounhd like you guys had a great time at the zoo and in the backyard!

The Collins Family June 25, 2008 - 5:00 pm

The adventures of Jayden and his friends…that kid has a pretty great mum!! Love Flynn using the towel and Marisol playing catch!

Jane June 25, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Fun!!! LOL about flynn using the towel for blockage. ha ha. Go Marisol!

Tabbatha Rose June 25, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Busy Lady!!!I would have been seriously IRATE at the law office. UghhhhhGood to see the kids have been enjoying themselves.

Deanna June 25, 2008 - 5:00 pm

No wonder you haven’t had time to blog. Have you had time to sleep?

Mom Taxi Julie June 25, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Well you’ve been super busy! What are the chances the boys won’t stay up all night lol.

Bottles Barbies amp; Boys June 25, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Wish my kids would keep me up all night (oh wait they do) and feed me ice cream in bed! Your week has exhausted me just sitting here! Looks like fun!

angie June 26, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I love the picture of the boys passed out…..and the video, too. Your kids are so cute. I’m sorry to hear about the Citizenship crap, though!

cat June 26, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Gosh Tonya, you pack a lot into 3 days!

The Romero-Schroeder June 26, 2008 - 5:00 pm

HOLLO WTH with that lawer office i wear…….Great pictures and as always a lot of FUN….. Marisol sure can catch

Gibson Twins June 26, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Totally loved the video of you and Marisol playing catch! She’s really good! Where did you find those monkey backpacks? They’re too cute. Can’t imagine what my kids would do in the time it would take us to go to the dentist. I’d probably let my teeth rot first before taking them lol

Christy June 26, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Looks like a fabulous week so far! So cute about the boys passing out in the chairs! Trust me, I know about how teenagers stay up all night! Luckily I have a basement and my bedroom is upstairs so I normally can’t hear much and I have learned to block out everything else!

My boys are Army Brats June 27, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Wow a busy few days you’ve had! Sorry you had suck sucky service with getting your citizenship. I hate when other people waste my time like it has no value. I love all of your pictures. Especially the big boys in the tiny pools. I soooo would have done the same..I’m pretty sure I did in fact. Thank god Mom didn’t take pictures much!


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