May 24, 2009

Jam-Packed, Part II

After rests, we set up a small kiddie pool and a little splash pad for Little A. It was the first time the girls were in bathing suits this summer. Sassy loved getting in and out of her pool. Little A was cold, but she enjoyed herself, too. Mostly, she enjoyed trying to get as much grass in her little fists as humanly possible! I'll tell you one thing... girl is persistent. Uh-oh. Oh, and is there anything cuter than chubby sun-kissed baby cheeks under a floppy sunhat? Didn't think so...

Thinking back, last Memorial Day weekend was the first time Sassy got into her bathing suit (or band-aid suit, as she likes to call it) also. I brought up those pictures from last year (they are some of the oldest that I have post-computer/external hard drive crash... tear). Look how much Sassy has grown in one year. And, her hair. Oh, my. She still had chubby little baby cheeks. Oh, my aching heart...

Last night, we also partook in one of my favorite summer activities... grilling, baby! Sirloin steaks, sauteed portabella mushrooms, corn on the cob, and pears. Yummo!

We woke up bright and early this morning in order to beat the crowds tot he zoo. The new Slawson Family Tiger Trek exhibit just opened Friday, and we went straight there. Forgive my dirty lens on picture #2:

Sassy and I also rode the tram for the first time. She loved it, and we actually learned some interesting tidbits about some of the animals. The most endangered animal at our zoo- the Amur Leopard. The most dangerous- the King Cobra. Our Bald Eagle was rescued from being hit by a car and has a glass eye. Who knew??

Sassy and Little A also fed the giraffes for the first time. I guess we have never happened upon that exhibit during feeding hours. It was pretty neat:

After our exciting morning at the zoo, we headed over to Sedgwick County Park for a picnic lunch and some playing. They built a really neat playground there last year, and this was our first time visiting. We had an awesome picnic of tuna salad, wheat thins, strawberries, grapes, and ice water:

Sassy was eager to pass out strawberries to each of us:

Then she danced around like a "pwincess" with Anna:

This is what Little A did while we ate and played at the park:

Now, I must go do the same...

3 sweet tweets:

Whitney said...

Oh my gosh - I love grilling too! My favorite is corn on the cob and chicken! And hot dogs...what can I say! Ha! That pool looks like a blast!

Kendra said...

Wow what a fun filled weekend!! I am SO with you on grilling..LOVE it!

Leah said...

MckMama skipped the Not Me's this week, but you can still participate in Toot Your Horn Tuesday! Come on by
What great adventures and lots of memories made!