Friday, January 11, 2013

LA Zoo 2013

 Happy birthday Miss Tessa!! This year since we're not throwing birthday parties for the kids, we decided that we'd let them pick a place they wanted to go on their actual birthday. Tessa picked the Zoo, because she just loves the all the animals!
 Quick list of pros and cons for going to the Zoo in January.
Pro: it's not crowded at all
it's not insanely hot
and you have a clear view of all the animals
Cons: it get's pretty chilly in the shade!
since it's so chilly a lot of the animals have to stay indoors and you don't get to see them
and finally you pay full price but only get to see half of the animals.

 Riding the snake just like in "The Rescuer's Down Under".
 Stinky flamingos!!
 Riding on the back of the snake!

 My handsome little man!!

 Reading the map with all her sassiness.
 The kids (and I) really love all the random squirrels running around the zoo!

 Riding a giraffe!! Because honestly who wouldn't ride a giraffe given the chance?!

 Visiting the Lair!! It was Daddy's first time seeing it, and our second time. Except this was the first time we actually went through the whole exhibit. Which by the way is pretty neat!

 And finally the zebras! We got a kick out of watching them. Three females running from one male. Pretty sure it was mating season lol.


 My own little LalaLoopsy!!
 He first set of press on nails. Aunt Caitlin put them on here and she loved them for two seconds then decided she had to rip them all off!!
 I thought they were cute.
 She's decided that wigs are not her thing and now refuses to let it anywhere near her head lol,
 He clearly was not as amused as I was :)
And one more just because it's hilarious!!

Christmas 2012

 I somehow managed to upload all these pictures backward, so we're looking at Christmas in reverse :) Dublin loves the cartoon Jake and the Neverland Pirates and has been telling us all year long how he "needs" not wants all the toys that go with it. So here he is being a cute pirate!
 Playing with it even before it's unwrapped all the way :)
 And Tessa, my girly little princess! She just HAD to have this Princess make up kit (which I keep put up at all times so she can't paint the carpet with it).
 {Also notice the adorable tutu that she now wears everywhere!! Thank you Aunt Shanade!}

 Just waiting for Daddy to open her new Lalaloopsy dolls!
 A new house for all her mini dolls.
 And of course he needed Jake, Izzy and Cubby to play with all the new pirate ships.
 Legos because every little boy needs some Batman legos!

 Christmas Eve after "Santa" came and dropped off the gifts.
Looking at these pictures I'm already excited for Christmas to be here again!!