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The Lowry Park Zoo Boo

3 Nov

Last weekend we went to the Zoo with Paul’s buddy from work Jonathan and his girlfriend Laura!  I was sobbing to Paul the night before about how we could have taken Zoey to Zoo Boo like last year if we were home (totally dramatic of me I know) so when Jonathan and Laura mentioned there was one in Tampa they wanted to go to I was so excited!

Here’s Zo and I waiting in line – I loved her little witch costume..

The walkways were decorated to the nines with stringed Halloween lights and blow up ghosts and pumpkins, there were two haunted houses, a 3D creepy trapped in time walk through, a kiddie roller coaster and a huge bouncy house kid area – even the bug tanks had spooky decorations! It was pretty cool.

Most of the animal paths were blocked off – but we did get to pet the stingrays, see the manatees and take a peek at a few creepy bugs.  Here’s Jonathan and Laura at Stingray Bay..

We didn’t get there til after 8 – and tired little Zo did awesome. She even kept her witch hat on the whole night!  (besides it falling off when she ran around like a mad woman) Super weird for a kid who hates wearing hats – she still puts it on at home!

Thanks Jonathan and Laura for showing us that just because things here are different from home they can still be fun!


Happy Halloween!

31 Oct

Here’s a little sneak peek of Zoobie’s costume..

(taken after we got home from Zoo Boo last weekend)

Happy Halloween everyone!

The Zoo of People?

4 May

Last week we met the Tierneys, Shaws and Moshatys at the Zoo.  Looking back at our pictures it seems we took shots of anything BUT the animals.. Whoops!


Zoo Boo

26 Oct

Last Friday Connor, Zoey and I went with the Shaws to Zoo Boo.  We were looking forward to seeing the animals at night.. but when we got there most of the paths were blocked off and all of the animals were inside!  It was still fun to see a spooky zoo and watch the kids dance and play games.

Julie, Connor, Olive, Lucas and Steve.

My little Pumpkin and I.

Olivia dancin’  (For some reason Aqua and the soundtrack to Glee was playing.  I wasn’t complaining..)

Jenn and her two kids met us there too!   This is her and her son Landon.

Her daughter Maeve was born a week after Zoey!  She is so cute..

Olive showin’ off her face painting.

Between Easter and Zoey

27 Jun

We recently moved into the house I grew up in at 15 Beardsley St. Its in a quiet neighborhood on the east end of Auburn.  Only a couple blocks between the elementary and middle schools, Hoopes Park and the newest gramma in the Clay family Nicki! [though I think she goes by Nana] I think it’s pretty cool that my grandparents built this house and raised my mom in it, then my sister and I grew up here, followed by my sister who got married and started her family in this house and now Meg and I are fortunate enough to be living here and starting our own memories.  It’s kind of the “Starter House” for new families. However….. we’ve  accumulated so many new things for the baby that the once small pile of baby clothes and toys turned into a larger pile, then into a huge pile, then eventually took over most of the upstairs.  Among other things our camera fell victim to the nonstop flood of babylongings, not to be seen for months.. But we finally found it just in time!!

Here is a few quick pictures to catch you back up..

We went to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo with Julie, Olivia and Lucas.


Moments after we took this picture the bird above Megs head pooed on Julie!

Kissing penguins.



Someone has a case of the Mondays! HA

I compromised with Meg. She can get a kitten if I can get a monkey.

The zoo tired some of us right out!

Then it was Easter! So we colored easter eggs with the very camera shy Tierneys, Shaws and Diegos.


We think Olive figured out that if you broke an egg you got to eat it?



Humpty Dumpty!

Putting some of that art school knowledge to use.

The final product of all our hard work! 

Then after three months we finally found our camera in a bag of baby clothes, just in time for our first summer cook out!

Jules came over with Olive and Lucas, Brittney and Kevin brought their son Brayden and Justin and Monique  [who’s due in September] brought their son Sam.

Justin and Sam playing Kan Jam.

Meg and Kevin showing off the babies.  Lucas and Brayden were born on the same day!

Apparently Sam was pretty hungry!

Lucas and Aunt Meg enjoying some corn on the cob.

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