Thursday, May 31, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

On Sunday we had some family and friends over for a BBQ.
These three enjoyed the bounce house... first time for Baby Brooks!
 Awww... kissing cousins!

 "See you later"

 Natasha is about to take a tumble...
 ... and she is down!

 Girls just want to have fun!
 And on Monday we didn't do a thing... lazy day!

Fun at Maggie's Party

 On Saturday we went to Little Cottonwood Park in 
Los Alamitos to celebrate Maggie Yabroff's 1 st Birthday.
 It was a fire truck theme party with a fire truck that made pizzas.
 Natasha loved exploring the fire truck
 Daddy and Tasha

 Kiki checking out the tunnel slide
 Tasha'a turn

 Singing Happy Birthday to the birthday girl

 Tasha catching a ride on daddy's shoulders

 It must have been a delicious cake
 Natasha sure enjoyed all the homemade cupcakes and treats

Allison did such a great job with the dessert table... the party was lots of fun!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Family Fun Week: Day 5

 Feeding the bunnies and guinea pigs at Zoomars
 Our little animal lover
 In the goat pen
 Riding the choo choo train

 Playing in the corn with Charlotte and Nolan Locke

 Group shot... Jeremy is in there too (hiding behind Natasha)
 What she does best... climbing!
 And sliding

 Feeding the goats

On Friday, we met our friends, the Lockes at Zoomars in San Juan Capistrano.  Natasha has been here many times, but this was a first for Zac.  It is a small petting zoo with animals to feed, pet or even ride.  We had a great time watching the kids feed the animals and of course, play on the playground.  However, Natasha did not want to ride the ponies.  Or in this case a horse.  I think it was too big and she was too high up, that she got scared.  Maybe next time!  And that concludes family fun week.  It was busy and exhausting, but we all had so much fun!  But I think next year, I want to go somewhere tropical for a week.

Family Fun Week: Day 4

 We are at Sea World!
 Checking out the polar bears
 This polar bear was quite the entertainer... at one point he walked right past us!
He was huge!
 Zac and Tasha checking out the polar bear footprints
 Tasha was dancing to the music
 At the Shamu show... she did not care for it and neither did we.
 Touching the sea stars
 Reading up on sharks

 Watching the sharks swim over our heads... definitely a cool exhibit.
 In front of the sea lion exhibit... before I flung a 
fish at Zac (it was an accident)
All tuckered out with veggie sticks in hand

We had a great day at Sea World on Thursday.  I always love going there and seeing all the aquatic animals.  Natasha had a good time too!  We all enjoyed the sea lion show, but was not that impressed with the Shamu show.  It is very different now that the trainers don't swim with the orcas.  All they did was play music and have the orcas do one trick after another.  There was no commentary what so ever.  It felt like they were in the process of revamping the show, but failed to mention that.  Anyway, Natasha did great riding in her stroller and walking through all the exhibits.  She enjoyed the penguins, dolphins, sea lions and the sharks.  Besides the dolphins, I think the shark exhibit is one of my favorites to see.  I love riding on the people mover and watching the sharks swim overhead.  Another favorite was feeding the sea lions.  Zac had bought me a tray of fish and they had told him to watch out for the birds.  Well, I managed to feed one sea lion a fish without problem.  But, then as I was holding the fish to feed another sea lion (I guess I was holding it a second too long), this pesky bird dived straight for the fish in my hand and out of reflex I flung it at Zac (accidentally, of course)!  I was able to retrieve the fish and feed the rest to the sea lions, but that bird watched me the entire time.  We ended the day with lunch and drove home, where as you can see Natasha passed out with food in hand!