Monday, November 30, 2009

A few from Thanksgiving Holiday 2009

A Thanksgiving flower, wha? you hadn't heard of the rare Thanksgiving flower?

My aunt's dog playing keep away with the frisbee.
Riding the grandad's shoulders because she was just too tired to walk.

Marco stealing kisses.

Planting the tulip bulbs for spring 2010.

There, Marco, go get it.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Pictures of the bird

from the last zoo visit, Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pictures from the Zoo 5/25/09

Even in the rain the zoo was fun and crowded. One panda was hanging out on his gym thing out side. This monkey and G had a staring contest, too funny. This little tortoise was trying to escape his glass enclosure to get out into the rain for some relief from the bright lights of the tourist trap, heh.

G took the pic of me holding the birds, which I think she liked better than holding the birds herself. G and her stick of two birds.

G wanted to go to the parakeet pavillion which we did and paid our dollar for the priviledge of feeding birds. I managed to get two to this stick for G. G even took some pics of me holding the birds.

Then the polar bear interacted with G and other children. Look how the bear is looking at G.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Pre-K Graduation!

Great march in.

Looking bored with the ceremonies.

I got the certificate.

Look at this nice reception.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Day at the Museum

Maze crawler at her best, heh.

maybe a dentist could be in my future?

practicing her new calling, grocery store clerk.

Intense concentration. Sticking your tongue out always helps you cut straighter, right?

Okay, enough pictures, thanks.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pictures from the Zoo May 13, 2009

We were early to the zoo yesterday getting there before opening. But we had a great day there. We met an FCC family from our town. G even rode the merry-go-round by herself. She even got down from the horse by herself. Now in all honesty, she probably could have done that a long time before now but riding with her grandad is also a special memory for her too.

Snow leopard

Spaghetti Anyone?

Sometimes G is just plain silly!

More Museum Pics

These pictures of the circus have a wonderful story behind them. This is a working circus carved by one man Park's Circus. It is a miniature circus that is very old. Most of the pieces work as they should while some need to be fixed. One thing I noticed because I am becoming more race aware especially when G is with me, the audience in the carving is split. White audience members are on the largest side looking directly at the center ring. The end has all of the black audience members, segregated. It made me sad when I realized it. I had seen this as a child and then being somewhat colorblind I didn't even notice. This time I did. Still it is a feat to behold that someone would take that amount of time to carve a circus down to the tent where the circus workers/performers would eat.

Monkeys in the cage.

Tent pegs and the big top.
Trapeze artists and other perfomers in the big top.

G in front of the civil war weapons display.

One room cabin from the early founding days of big city next to us.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Last year G couldn't do this. The pics loaded backward.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Birthday Pics

With the new shower curtain G is now pointing countries out to ask for a baby sister.