Friday, April 22, 2011

First Trip to the Zoo

On Tuesday Nick and I took Makenna to the zoo for the first time. It was the first time that just the three of us have gone on a little adventure like this. It was so much fun! We happened to be there on what was probably the only warm sunny day, in Seattle, in April.
It was so fun to watch Kenna's face as she discovered all of the animals and the other fun things the zoo has to offer.
Makenna really loved the gorilla's. She waved and said "Hi" to them probably 1 million times.
The Woodland Park Zoo is huge! Nick and I probably walked 4-5 miles that day and Makenna walked most of them too. She loved being able to walk and run around outside.
Through out the trip we had a few very kind people take family photos of us.
Here is Kenna and I checking out the Elephants. She was enthralled with them.
While we were at the zoo, we saw many other toddlers and Kenna made several "friends."
She couldn't get enough of this little guy. She gave him hugs and even a kiss. She is so friendly that I have a feeling we are in for trouble.
This picture cracks me up. Look at her face!
Kangaroo's! She really loved watching them hop around.
Look at these silly faces. What a funny girl!
The otters were probably her favorite animal of the day. Every time they swam by her she giggled, waved and said "oh Hi!" to them.
The grand finale of the day was the carousal. Kenna absolutely loved it! She kept saying "Oh WOW, Oh WOW!" It was very funny.
Here we are on our way out of the zoo with our souvenirs and a very tired baby in hand.
Taking Makenna to the zoo for the first time is a very wonderful memory I will always cherish. Everything about that day seemed to work out just perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better day and I can't wait until we get to go back. Next time I think we'll try to drag grandma's and grandpa's along with us.

Fun in the Park

Today we took Makenna to the park. The weather was absolutely beautiful today and Makenna had a lot of extra energy to burn. What better way to wear out a toddler than to take her to the park?
Not only did she burn off that energy but she had so much fun!
While at the park we ran into Auntie Kara. She was there enjoying the weather as well. Makenna LOVES Kara and had so much fun playing with her.
My mom's office is just around the corner from the park so we asked her if she wanted to meet us there. Both my mom and my dad joined us at the park for a bit.
We're hoping the sudden change in the weather means spring in FINALLY here! Which in turn will make for many more trips to the park and time to spent outside.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Today is Nick's birthday! We have had a pretty fun day today so far. I took the day off of work today to stay home and celebrate his big day and Nick's parents came to town for a couple of hours today. We went out to lunch, and to see his grandparents. Nick even got to take a nap with Makenna today! I made one of his favorite meals, Chicken and dumplings and we had delicious ice cream cake.
Blowing out his candles. I put trick candles on his cake. I know its not nice but, it's kind of funny.
It took 3 tries but I think this family photo isn't to bad for impromptu.
Happy birthday to you, my love! Thank you for everything you do for Makenna and I. I am so thankful that you are my eternal companion and I will be able to grow old with you! I love you very much! XOXO!