Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Playing Ketchup

So, thought I'd take a few minutes and catch you all up on our amazingly awesome spring/track break activities from a few weeks back. Wish I could say we did lots of fantastic things, but alas, just not the case.
We did go to the zoo though. The local zoo. It's kind of small, but it's still pretty cool. Hello Mr. Tortoise. How are you today?

The Barbary apes really have attitude.
This is one bea-u-tiful kitty. A bobcat, or mountain lion. I always forget how big these guys actually are.
Definitely not someone to mess with.

The obligatory kid shot on the fake elephant.
and another one, just cuz'.
Isn't he gorgeous?
We really lucked out. They were getting ready to feed the lions while we were there.
We don't often get to see them so active when we go to the zoo. It's usually roasting hot, and they're napping in the shade. So this was WAY cool for us! These two are brother and sister. They were born the year Ashley was born. We have pictures of them as cubs. So, they're celebrating their ten year birthday's this year.
Feeding the multitudes
(of pigeons, roosters, hens and chicks)
Peeking at the otter. (can you see him?)
watch your fingers!! SNAP!!!
So we also went to the park a couple of times.
See that building over there in the distance? That's a school. There was a fire truck in the parking lot, it had just shown up, sirens blazing. Justin decided he needed a much closer view of the "Cah!!!""JUSTIN!!!! Get back here!!"
running away from mommy.
more sliding fun....And last, but not least. Why "playing ketchup"? Justin seems to think it makes a great facial and hair conditioning treatment.



Kristina P. said...

I have to say, I really dislike ketchup, so that picture is sort of making me gag!

This coming from the girl who eats Spam.

Merrianne said...

cute cute and more cute!

gotta love the ketchup :) anybody got a french fry?????

Laura said...

What cute pictures of fun times! I think ketchup is the cure for getting skunk smell off you, so he'll be ready for any skunks he may run across - LOL!

funky bag freak said...

awe sweet....I think riding a turtle would be a blast!

gigi said...

I love some spring break fun!! Cute pics!

Jan the crazy lady said...

I love days like that. Lathered in ketchup LOL.....

What fun. Thanks for the pics.

Lisa Loo said...

Oh my goodneess you are a busy person!!!! I don't know how you do it all!

tammy said...

Looks fun! I loved your title and the ketchup pic!!

Cherrybaby said...

The first time I went to the Vegas Zoo I just felt bad for the animals. It's so tiny and they don't have the greatest enclosures.

Amy J. said...

OK so that is too funny. My first thought when I saw this title was ...."UhOH! I bet the twins got into the ketchup." and then I saw the turtle and thought, "Oh how cute is that, I get it, Turtle playing catch up cause he's so slow." This post was full of cute pictures and play on words!

Jenny said...

Very cute "ketcup" post. Your zoo trip looked like fun. It is something I want to take my children to do this summer.

The Foulgers said...

I'm glad you did some fun things with the kids over your break. I never went to the Vegas zoo while we lived there.

Love the ketchup picture!