Saturday we filled our day with family fun. Uncle Greg and Shaina were in town. We celebrated birthdays and an early Mothers Day. We went to the zoo with family and friends. We enjoyed ourselves a lot!
Elias was super excited to go to the zoo. Here he is getting ready. He put on his hat backward and ran around the house.
Elias loved touching the pygmy goats.
Simon was a very happy boy. He was awake for much of the morning. Here he is laughing/smiling at Auntie Kristy near the hippo exhibit.
Uncle Greg and Shaina pose for a picture.
Elias was more interested in the lion statues than the real lions. He wanted Daddy (and later Uncle Greg) to come up and sit with him.
The cheetahs were more active than I have seen them in a long time. This one ran quickly right up to the window. It scared me and Auntie Kristy…as we were not paying enough attention and only saw him at the last moment!
We stopped to eat a picnic lunch. Uncle Greg and Elias played and played. Elias was so happy. He has been wanting to stop and run around on the grass for the last few trips we’ve been there, but I’ve denied him due to cold weather. Uncle Greg ran around with him, and even spun him around!
Simon fell asleep after lunch. Auntie Kristy got an arm workout carrying him around.
When we came home, we thought Elias would nap for sure because he had run around so much. Alas, he did not. So after quiet time, I did a water color activity with him. After painting his project, he decided he needed a mustache too.
In the evening, we went out to dinner to celebrate Uncle Greg’s birthday, then went to Ama and Baba’s afterward. Uncle Scott is coaching Elias on “manly” activities like playing in the dirt, digging holes, finding worms, and other things that Elias thoroughly enjoyed.