Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Off to the zoo, again

So Trey and Dylan get to go an an amazing field trip with the school. They get to spend the night at the Natural history museum and then go to the zoo the next day- so we went and met them all at the zoo. Luckily we are zoo members so we don't have to pay all the times we go. We stopped at the school and picked up all the sack lunches for the kids- so a bus driver would not have to sit in a bus all day with the lunches and off we went.

Taya is in love with elephants- so on the way up she kept saying the elephants were crying for her- so when we got to the zoo, naturally she wanted to see the elephant right away. However, we had stopped at Starbucks to get a box of coffee- has anyone ever heard of a box of coffee?- it is a disposable thermos type container- but we knew the teachers would be running on empty after spending the night with the kids- so we wanted to perk them all up a bit.

On the way to the elephants- we of course have to pass all sorts of other animals- I am pointing them out to Taya- and she is crying/screaming- throwing a three year old fit letting me know she does not want to look at zebras or lions or anything else except the elephants. Oh she is impossible, can't she enjoy the other animals on the way to the elephants? Absolutely not- it is her way or the highway!

All in all it was a fun day- I do love the zoo and all of the animals- now Jen has decided we need one of those huge tortoises- so she is on the hunt to add one to our farm.

Construction has come to a halt again- I guess a roof collapsed in town on a building- so my guys are rebuilding it- I understand this is more of an emergency situation- but I would sure like my kitchen done. They have been working on the roof for the past 3 days. It has been 4 months for us already! We got our cabinets in- so the shop is full of like 40 boxes- so that makes it harder because I am so ready to see this all finished. We picked out the flooring and it matches the counter tops perfectly. I ordered a trash compactor- should be here in 2 weeks- now we just need to get a sink and faucet- yeah!

2 weeks until school is out and we leave for Hawaii!

Trey looking so happy to be at the zoo

Dylan- now I see why he wanted to break away from his group- so Mom can buy him snacks

I love this picture of Taya and Dylan- it will make a great scrapbook page

Group shot- Taya was most excited about the sack lunch

True love!


  1. Looks like you guys had a great time at the zoo!! And don't you just love the tantrums?!! ;-)

    I know you have to be so anxious to have your kitchen finished and have your house the way you want it. It will be all worth the wait, just frustrating waiting.

    Oh, and you never answered about me(us) stowing away in your luggage!! We are so excited to be going to Hawaii! lol :0) Can't wait to see pic's!!

  2. Thank you so much for emailing me. I'm so glad I found your site. I have followed it immediately. Love the post and the's just wonderful. :)

  3. Looks like you guys had a great time! Love all the pictures.

    I'd want my kitchen done, too.

    I'm sooooo jealous you get to go to Hawaii. Man, I wanna go!

  4. Hawaii.....I am so jealous. and your box of coffee for the teachers, that was so nice of you to think of them.

    thanks for commenting on my blog, I really appreciate it, I jsut love visiting your blog. but you guys already know that because I keep coming back.

    I do get nervous when i click to make sure there were no more accidents. I do love the photo of the two kids holding hands.....priceless. A definite must scrap