Friday, July 31, 2015

Kylies Early Birthday Gift

July 23, 2015
Kylies birthday isn't until August 4, but we gave her an early birthday gift. She loves animals and mostly marine animals. This year for her birthday she requested a penguin cake. We gave her a choice for activity since she doesn't get a friend birthday: a special activity at the Zoo or Aquarium. She chose Zoo so we headed up there for Lunch with a Zookeeper. We got to spend time with just her walking around the zoo before it began. First stop was of course the polar bear, sea lions, and bears. 

Pretty sure she would have stayed there all day watching. Wish we could have taken her to Sea day :) 

After having some fun we went to the lunch. She got to touch a small turtle and a cock roach. She had no fear and loved it! 

She also made a special picture for the zoo keeper...the Zookeeper was really cute about it! 

After we had pizza and lemonade they did a presentation about Tortoises. That was the animal that we would get to go see today. After the presentation we headed to the area where they are kept. It was the zoo keepers first time doing this and she decided to let us go in and actually meet them and touch them. Even the lady in charge didn't know we would get to do that! Kylie soaked in every minute! 

Small tortoise- can't remember the name?

Then there were the two large Tortoises, one male named Kronk and the female Esma, Emperors New Groove anyone? 

After the keeper talked to us about them she then took one family at a time down to touch Kronk. When it was Kylie's turn he climbed right up the hill to meet her. We got to talk to the zookeeper one on one and ask questions. It was so great! 

 Kylie and the zookeeper

Afterwards they gave us a little calendar to take home as souvenir. We also bought Kylie a two dollar bracelet that proceeds go towards protecting the Tortoises. We had a little time left over so we walked around seeing what we had missed in the morning. 

After we left we went to Article Circle to have ice cream. It was great spending time with Kylie and also getting to experience something new. Hopefully she will remember this birthday for a long time! I know I will :) 

Paisley's 5th Birthday

July 18, 2018
Paisleys birthday fell on Saturday so we did her birthday party that day. We had a camping theme, picked out by her. It was a blast to plan and she really enjoyed herself which is what mattered! 

The invite


 Each guest received a name tag, water, coloring pages, and trail mix for the days adventures

 Counselor Dave :)

We had lunch 

Played games and did activities....including finding the bugs in the tent, musical sleeping bags, and coloring camping pictures.

Opened Presents 

And had cupcakes and ice cream

 It was a great time! Thanks for everyone that came! 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Seven Peaks Carnival

July 16, 2015
Lets start by saying that its good kids don't care about much because this was a disappointment from my stand point. Seven peace advertised that they would have a carnival with all sorts of rides. It sounded great. Turns out it was a bunch of really small rides and Lily could barely go on anything and we thought it would be fun for everyone. Luckily the younger ones enjoyed it and Lily had spent the day at Seven Peaks water slides with Dad so she was okay to let others enjoy. We did get some cute pictures...

Proud mom moment that I am now going to brag about so if you would like to go past this part feel free.....

Lily found a bunch of change inside the bouncy house. She came out and said "I found this, I am going to take it to the front." I was a little surprised and proud and said "okay." A few minutes later someone approached her that worked there and handing her a dollar said, "the lady at the front wants you to have this for your honesty." She decided to use it on a game. She won and received this little alligator. She named him (with a little help from us) Honest the Alligator. Proud mom moment for me that she chose to be honest about something she found even though it was so little.