Sunday, July 3, 2011

Days 7 and 8

Since our visiting friends are leaving on the 4th of July, we decided the weekend should be relatively low-key. Saturday we went to the zoo and Sunday we spent the day at my in-law's.

Our zoo has a little amusement park, so I'll let you imagine how many times we heard, "Is it time for the rides?".

Before the zoo, we grabbed lunch at Wendy's and had a make shift picnic on the grounds. It was great until Gianna fell and got a nasty cut just above her front tooth. I thought we were going to have to take her to the ER, but once the bleeding stopped, and she calmed down, we knew she (and her tooth) were going to be ok.
Here is Gemma pretending to be a bunny, (notice the ears). She was trying to cheer up Gianna.

Gianna even got some bunny ears, but wasn't feeling like herself just yet. Even though the bleeding had stopped, she insisted on holding a tissue on her gum line. Poor baby. :(
Now it's time for zoo pictures! The kids sitting on a giant brass turtle. Gianna wasn't interested in posing yet.
Jared, John and Spencer enjoying the shade. Spencer was sporting his South Carolina t-shirt our guests brought for him. They actually brought one for each of us!
After seeing a few animals, we decided to seek shade and wait for the sea-lion show. We had to wait 30 minutes for it to start. Gemma isn't in the photo because she, Jared and Sophia decided to get a closer seat in the hot sun. Spencer waited until just a few minutes before the show started to sit with the kids. Smart kid!

After the show we continued walking and saw the lions'
And the giraffes.
We tried to see the wolves, but they were hiding. We ended up finding more shade and having frozen lemonade to cool off!
Finally it was time for the rides. Gianna loved the car ride.
Spencer and the big kids went to "driving school!".
They also went on a roller-coaster.
The final event at the amusement park was this game. The kids launched water balloons at eachother. This is before it started.
Look at the confidence!
And then it was show time!

And here they are after - not soaking wet, but wet. The kids had a lot of fun and enjoyed the added benefit of cooling off in the water!

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