Monday, April 18, 2011

A Special Weekend Guest

 Alexa brought home a special friend from school on Friday.  Corduroy was going to spend the weekend with us and she was to journal their activities together.  The first night he got to sleep in a fancy American Girl bed.
 The second day Corduroy spent the day at the Grandparent's house.  Boy, was he tired from all that playing!
On the Sunday we had a special treat for him and we went to the Desert Botanical Gardens.  Here they are in the Butterfly Exhibit.  It was fun to have the little guy over for the weekend. : )

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Zoo Day

 Off to the zoo for the day.  Alexa was on Spring Break two weeks ago and we filled it with lots of fun activities.
 My favorite photo of the day.  This lovely fellow came over and sat on the other side of the window and kept stealing a peek at Alexa when she wasn't looking.  Just a there is not soda in that cup. ; )  My girl has never even tried a soda and I'd like to keep it that way.  She gets a half water- half lemonade...I know, I'm no fun.
 Off on her ( and my ) first paddle boat ride.  The Chief took us around the lake and she thought it was pretty cool.
 The Chief and Alexa at the Petting Zoo area.  Phoenix zoo is actually a pretty good zoo for kids.  It's been voted in the top 5 zoo for kids.  I'm not a big zoo lover but I know Alexa really loves animals and enjoys it so we take her.  It pains me to see the animals pacing or just plain bored in their enclosures. 
 She loved the Reptile House and seeing some familiar faces that we encounter here at home.  I'd much rather see them in a zoo than at my house!!
Alexa's favorite was the Komodo Dragon.  There were two of them, each in a separate area. Alexa thought it fascinating that they would kill each other if together and that they eat the "occasional human" as the sign stated.  She loves facts about animals and thought was the coolest one of the day.