Thursday, March 17, 2011

Easter and Emilia's 5 year pictures

Emilia and Beau took Easter pictures and Emilia took her 5 year pictures yesterday.  Spring Break has passed so fast!

Sleeping Beauty

Instead of seeing The Nutcracker this year, we decided to go see Sleeping Beauty.  We really enjoyed the ballet but the same can't be said about my choice of seats.  Balcony boxes are great if you don't have a fear of heights and think every movement people around you make means they or you will soon be falling to your death.  Beforehand we ate at Spaghetti Warehouse.  Emilia loved going with Mia, Zara, Jordan, and Violet!

Friday at the Zoo

Emilia and Beau skipped school to go to the zoo with some of my oldest friends, Rebekah (with her husband Kevin, son Vincent and daughter Isabella) and Donna (with her daughter Joy).

Emilia loves to climb all the animal sculptures around the zoo for a picture.

 The first animal we saw was the Red Panda.  It is so cute and closely related to the raccoon.  Too bad it was behind glass so I didn't get a good shot since it would scurry around so fast.
 Emilia and Joy
 New baby elephant.  There's a new part where we were able to see them getting a bath before they were let out into the pin.
 Emilia and Beau (he really liked the fish.  Probably because they were the only thing at his eye level.)

 Thanks to Dora, Emilia was totally into reading and following the map in the new Africa section.  And thanks to Diego she knew some of the weirder animals.

 Feeding the giraffes!  For $5 you get 3 big pieces of lettuce to feed the giraffes.  They let 2 people on the platform at a time so you wait for your turn and then get to feed the giraffe.  Emilia wouldn't get too close so I saw how long their tongues are!

More Spring Soccer

Here are some more pictures from Games 2 and 4. Game 3 was rained out and rescheduled for next Tuesday. Emilia was able to play goalie in every game which makes her very happy! She has no fear going after the ball that's heading close to her goal.