Erin recently got a package of accessories from Aunt Adi (thank you they're adorable!) I got her to pose...sort of. She's not one to wear things when you ask her to, it has to be on her own timeframe.
She's okay with the hat...though likes putting it on Patrick and laughing her head off better.
She's not a fan of the headband. I'm surprised she kept it on long enough for me to take the picture. She told me to wear it today...so I did.
But, she LOVES the flower clippies. I'm trying to tell her that putting on just one is okay, but nope...has to be all of them (she was tired of taking pictures by now, she wanted to hold the camera herself)
We went to the zoo on Friday with Danica and her kids. It's getting to the point where I have to get creative about my picture taking since we've been so many times. But what can I say? We LOVE the zoo!
Erin and her sunglasses
Patrick's hair after I sunscreened his head
The four looking at the maned wolf. Patrick's in that difficult age where he WANTS to get out and walk, but doesn't follow anyone or even really walk holding hands.
Erin looking at the Siberian tiger
The kids in the reptile area, looking at snakes and lizards
The capybarra. This things was HUGE. It was about the size Princess (our black lab) was. She was small for a black lab, but this this is HUGE for a rodent!
They're building a new habitat for the asian elephants, and as part of the fundraising they're doing for it they're selling paintings done by the elephants themselves. If I had several hundred dollars to spare, I would buy one.
There were lots of pictures from other people in the group on my laptop that I wanted to share, but the laptop wireless is no longer working, so I'll just do ours
Just after arriving at the cabin. Starting at the top, going clockwise, Audrei, Tyler, me, Telima holding Brooke, Katelyn, and Jared. Matt took the pictures, and the other kids were around playing somewhere. Marc and Ingrid hadn't arrived yet.
At the Grand Canyon visitor's center. Erin and Katy love each other (Katelyn took this pic)
First view of the rim. It's a really big hole in the ground.
These two girls were from Hamburg. They were going to the University of Colorado in Boulder. Small world, huh? Matt talked to them (in German) for a while. He's always looking for a chance to use his German.
Family picture to prove we were all here.
We left and on our own went to go visit the ruins nearby. This is a kiva (ceremonial room)
Pretty cactus flower
Another view of the canyon. It was SO WINDY
This is the Watchtower, built in the 1930s to provide the widest view of the canyon, but still "blend in" to the surroundings.
Yesterday, we rode the train downtown to have lunch with Daddy. Erin loves trains and is continually talking about them.
We walked down 16th street.
We asked her what she wanted for lunch, and she asked for hotdogs. So off to Biker Jim's Gourmet Hotdogs stand we went. It was fun to get lunch at a sidewalk hotdog stand. It made me feel like a Big City person. lol Biker Jim's dogs truly were gourmet. They had lots of different kinds. I had the Alaskan Reindeer (good, but not really like anything else I've had), Matt had the wild boar bratwurst, and Erin and Patrick shared a kosher all-beef hotdog.
Afterwards we went to get some fat-free frozen yogurt. I've never been a fan of frozen yogurt, but Matt told me I HAD to try this place. It's called Kuulture, and it's only location is here in Denver (though they're looking to franchise). And it was GOOD.
By the time we got home, both babies were sleeping
When dad got home we decided to go swimming, since it was hot and Erin loves swimming.
Erin's got a little vest that's supposed to help teach her how to float
And Patrick's got a penguin floaty. I couldn't help myself. I thought Aunt Adi would appreciate it.
When we came back, they watched a movie while I cooked dinner and decorated the cake
Erin wanted to open presents first
And then she was SO EXCITED about blowing out the candles