Saturday, July 25, 2009

Visiting with Friends

Hannah, who is a good friend of mine from high school, was back in Springfield for a visit with her family. They had all of us over for a BBQ before Ben and Hannah leave for training for missions. They are devoting their lives to full time mission work and will be stationed somewhere in East Asia. For the next few months, they will be completing training in Virginia and Vancouver! Britton loved playing with all the kids!
This is Braidynn, their little girl! Wouldn't they make a cute couple!
I'm so proud of Ben and Hannah and the life they are going to be leading!
After a nap it was time to play with mama!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We're Expecting!

We had our first doctor's appointment today and unfortunately, the baby is measuring a little small. We're going to pray that God's hand is on this pregnancy and that my dates were just off a little!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Louisville Zoo

We headed to the Louisville zoo for a day trip. Our first stop was for some breakfast at Cracker Barrell!
We were so excited when we got to the zoo.
Britton loved the big turtles (tortoise)!
They were huge!
Britton thought the orangutans were pretty neat as well.
This orangutan was pretty entertaining!
Penguins! They were swimming and on the land, dancing like happy feet!
This was a white alligator, apparently it is extremely rare.
Brandon loved the snakes, I hated them!
The bald eagle.
Britton was really entertained by the sleeping jaguar. He kept saying "jag sleepy"
Brandon's favorite animal was the snow leopard, apparently it can jump 50 feet!

The zoo was extremely packed. I think everyone decided to go today because the weather was perfect! We got one of the last parking spaces in the grass before they made people just hunt for a space! While we were eating lunch, I noticed this emu right behind me!
Of course Britton decided that the choo choo tracks were a great place to play!
Luckily, the train was out of commission so the tracks were "safe" to play on.
The kangaroos.
The tiger was Britton's favorite animal! When you ask him was he saw at the zoo and what his favorite was, he says "tiger!"
Even though Britton liked looking at the gorillas, he did not really like them that close! This one was eating a paper bag.
This gorilla was posing for all the cameras.
The baby elephant.

"Look at the elephants mama!"
Mama and baby.
Courtney and Britton saying cheese!
My favorite animal, the lion!
Baby giraffe and mama.
Trying to climb and see the rhinos.
He was getting a little sleepy but still so happy!
Up close with the giraffe.
Courtney decided to come with us and Britton was so glad that "Tortney" had come along!
Riding the rhino.

We had to much fun at the zoo! It was a great family trip!
On our way home, we stopped for a break in Bowling Green. At one of the lights, 4 policemen on motorcycles came out and a cop car to stop traffic. Over 70 corvettes proceeded to drive through. People got out of their cars to see them and everything.
It must be something special to the area! We had a great time on our trip but were extremely exhausted when we made it home!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Monkey Joe's

Britton and I decided to take a trip to Monkey Joe's today.
After showing him how to climb up the stairs a couple of times, Britton headed up there himself!
He loved the slide!
This is a great place for him to play and I know when he gets just a little older, he'll have that much more fun!