Monday, November 10, 2008

Boise Zoo

We went up to Boise on Thursday night to visit Bert's brother and his family. The boys did really well in the car and had a fun weekend playing with their cousins. On Friday we woke up and headed off to the Boise Zoo. We were disappointed when we got there and found out the new African exhibit was closed, but the rest of the zoo was very fun and we had a great time. Here are some pictures from the zoo:
Josh, Samantha, and Cooper going down the giraffe slide. Josh and Samantha were so helpful at the zoo!! I don't think Bert or I ever had to push the stroller because they always wanted to. And if Cooper was out of the stroller Sam was holding his hand and walking him around.
Jacks' outside the African Exhibit. Cooper was so excited to see the giraffes, but this was the only one he got to see.

Samantha taking Cooper down one of the slides.

Cooper wanted to kiss every statue in the zoo.
Bert and Jacks watching the penguins. These next pictures of Cooper crack me up because there were a bunch of penguin statues outside the penguin aquarium that represented all the different species of penguins. And, of course, Cooper had to kiss them all. "Kissed this one...""And this one...""Oh no, what am I going to do now?""All right, I'll just kiss him right here then!"

Our bat-eared foxes!!
We had a fun, busy weekend. Thanks to Dave and Julie for letting us stay with you!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trick or Treat?

I can't believe that Halloween has already come and gone! Time just flies! About a month ago I bought Cooper's costume and tried it on him only to have huge tears and a fit the whole time. Bert was concerned that I had wasted money to buy a costume that he would never wear but I told him that I had a month and I would work on him. Well, I am happy to say that there were no tears on Halloween when it was time to put on his costume and he wore it the whole night and was a good sport about it. I borrowed Jacks' costume from my sister-in-law and he loved it. The only problem was it made him really hot and when I took it off him at the end of the night his head was all sweaty.
My cute monsters!

Here are the cousins (except for Breann)

The kids with Tiff and Shar

Feeding the Ducks

Bert has a duck pond at his work and the boys love to go visit Daddy at work and feed the ducks. So last Tuesday I loaded up the boys and and the bread and we went to have lunch with Bert and the ducks. The boys had a great time and I sat there worrying that one of them was going to fall in. It's been such nice weather lately for these kind of activities and I'm not looking forward to all the cold that is on it's way.