Sunday, March 22, 2009

Downtown, zoo, cake

So, Matt's sister Kim came into town for her Spring Break on Wednesday. It's been fun to have her here. On Friday, we took the train downtown.

Erin loves to push the stroller herself

After lunch we went to a bookstore called the Tattered Cover and Erin loved this Babar

She wore herself out and passed out on the train home

Kim got this shot, and I just loved

Then Saturday morning we went to the zoo. I was really excited to go.

Erin on Kim's shoulders, looking at the lions
Erin pointing out the zebras (she said "bebwa?")

Kim keeping Erin entertained while we stopped so I could feed Patrick.

Erin and the giraffes. There was a new baby!

Me and the double stroller. I would have worn Patrick in the wrap, but we needed the "cargo space" of the stroller. I was amazed at just how many double strollers there were at the zoo!
There were peacocks everywhere, and this one was stealing bits of people's lunches

I found this sign particularly funny. Glad he was asleep.

Erin really liked the elephants.

but she LOVED the bears

I thought this little guy was so adorable

This jaguar was beautiful, but definitely not happy about something.

And I love oragutans. The ones at the San Diego zoo in 2005 had carboard boxes they used as hats/shades. This one wrapped himself up in a blanket to take a nap.

This female gorilla came over when she saw all the little kids gathered in the corner. Erin really enjoyed having an animal so close. I think the gorilla liked interacting with all the babies too. She must have been baby hungry.

I bought myself this stuffy. It was a promotion "in honor" of the baby giraffe that had been recently born. Isn't it cute???

After the zoo we went to Dave and Danica's for barbeque and cake. Matt got the cake at Dairy Queen. When they asked if he wanted something written on it, he said that he wanted them to write "love" in huge letters across the entire cake. He was disappointed by what he got. I thought it was cute anyway.

This picture isn't so cute though. But I need proof of blowing out the candles, right? In dad's words, we need "documentation."

Erin loved licking off the candles. She kept sticking them back into the cake to get more stuff on them. lol

Oh and on a completely random note, in the pics in my last post, Erin wasn't sleeping. She had thrown herself on the ground having a fit.


HRHSpence said...

erm - that's not a good look for Matt, he needs to have longer hair next time, ok?

Cute pix and thanks for documenting your birthday!

Hope it was a great day.

Nyssa said...

i'm glad you had a great day :)

Kari said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday! I wish I lived somewhere that has lots of fun things to do!

aubreycase said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Sorry its late, but I was thinking about you. You look so good. The Zoo looked like it was so much fun. I'm hoping to take the girls to the zoo this summer in IF. I have missed you so much. I hope to hear from you soon.

quilting queen said...

Sounds like you had a good time. Looks like it too.I realized yesterday that I had forgotten to call you and wish you a Happy Birthday but dad said he told you.I can't wait to see you guys and especially the kids.