Thursday, July 28, 2011

Meeting Cousins Once Removed

My Dad and I had the opportunity to visit two of my Aunts and my cousin Heather at my Aunt Mara's house. I also got to meet my two First Cousins Once Removed (sons of my first cousin Timmy)... Eric and Mikey. They were visiting from Japan. It was a nice dinner - us "kids" played Jenga and Aunt Mara made a good meal.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Spiral circle on black board

Check out this awesome spiral circle that Larkin drew on her black board. We were impressed!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Maddy's Birthday Party

Larkin went to her friend Maddy's 3rd birthday party and had so much fun meeting Cinderella! Larkin was in complete awe and tried her best when Cinderella taught the kids how to curtsy and bow.

Then Cinderella gave each kid a crown and did face painting on the kids. Face painting is one of Larkin's favorite things. She was first in line, got a rose on her cheek and she was so proud of it.

Group picture with Cinderella and Larkin wrapped up as a present!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

KC Zoo, Nikita

Meeting Nikita the polar bear is most certainly the highlight of the Kansas City Zoo. He puts on shows for his visitors. Check out these pictures that little 'ole me got! He's amazing! And the kids just loved him. I love the pic of him face to face with Larkin and Sierra.

A new addition to the KC Zoo is a ski lift over the Africa part of the park. Larkin and I had fun, Nama (who doesn't like heights)... not so much.

When we got off the chair lift, we ended up at the chimp exhibit and Larkin had some great face time with a friendly chimp that seemed to interact with her through the glass. She had fun there.

Here's a pic of Larkin watching some male lions sleep. These males look like females since they were castrated so young that they never grew a mane.

Other fun at the zoo... time with Nama and the carousel!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July

A tradition for us is to celebrate 4th of July with our friends the O'Callaghans at their annual party at their house. They bought a big blow-up pool with slide and Larkin played on it for an hour non-stop. She only stopped when she was so blue from the cold water that she couldn't stop shaking.

Then, it was time for playing outside, standing by the bonfire, eating amazing BBQ, and just hanging out. Then, fireworks! Larkin loved the glow sticks and the earplugs!