Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hoots And Howls

While Blake was busy repairing a sweet old lady's house in Kansas City during his Christmas in October charity project, I took the kids to the zoo for Hoots and Howls. It was a really cute event with a lot of activities perfectly suited for our 3.

Lainey had on her precious dress from Mae Mae, so I tried for a photo. Right after, I asked myself, "Why do I try?"

Obviously, something was entirely more exciting to Jack and Lainey.

And, then, after my prompting to scoot closer, Jack tried to put his arm around Lainey.

Wrong move.

OK, so we ventured over to the pirate ship. Super cute and Jack LOVED it.

Spooky stuff to see inside, but not scary or intimidating to the little ones. Well, OUR little ones. Normal kids might have been bothered.

Enjoyed the shark and octopus additions.....naturally.....because we're at the zoo!

Hula Hoops next.

And, a hayride! Check out the vest, ladies. Sizzlin.

Hayridin' through the loved it.

How precious is the guy standing behind us?

Because it was chilly, we ventured into more indoor exhibits than we normally do.

Another favorite....."tractor bikes".

Sweet Carter helped Lainey.

Inside to the Tropics Conservatory. It's humid in this building...a stark contrast to the cold outside.....thus the blurry pics. Another attempt by Jack.....he got his arm around Carter instead. Sweet boy.

Not sure what this face on Lainey is all about. Goofball.

Love this pic. Racing tractor bikes on our second visit to this area.

Lainey Bug trying so hard.

Here she is asking Carter to help. Our little shrimp can't reach the peddles. Meanwhile, Jack is circling madly through the hay bales.

If you watch Dora the Explorer, please conjure up "Reach, Reach!" This is what Lainey says in situations like this.

Eventually, she gave up and pushed the tractor.

On our way out, we ran into the Kansas City Fire Department guys and a fire truck. This automatically equates to fun, fun, fun for this crew. They sat inside, rang the bell, played with tools and tried on the gear. Jack was so excited when he got the boots on.

Precious Carter.


Another failed attempt. 3 looking and 3 smiling? We're still years away. And, that's OK. Because when they're all cooperative, they'll be older than they are now. I like them little.


The Jones Family said...

Ok, Mae Mae has out-done herself again this year... LOVE the dress, super cute!

Looks like a fun filled weekend!

Cate O'Malley said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend - love Lainey's dress!

Jennifer said...

OK, Who is Mae Mae and where can I get a dress like that for my girls??? Please tell.

Also, lovin the LSU hat! Geaux Tigers!

Heather said...

Such a cute post. Love Lainey's dress. Love your sizzlin vest. LOVE the pic of Carter in the fireman uniform. Jack is so sweet always putting his arm around someone. If they could only stay that little... precious

Dee Stephens said...

looks like a fun day! love Lainey's little dress and the pix of them on the bikes is my fav!

starnes family said...

Here is the dress! Well, this design is flip flopped, but I love the polka dot ribbons.

You won't believe the price! I couldn't believe it myself. And, free shipping.

Buy it quickly!

SASS said...

Too cute! The failed attempts crack me up. And the Dora reach. Little Laine's face is priceless trying to get to those pedals.
And, side note, I'm not sure precious is the right word for the guy in the background.
But, you are SIZZLIN in that sexy getup!

donatelli98 said...

Love the dress and your attempt to get them all in on epicture smiling!

Tammy said...

Love that I got to be part of your adventure through your pictures. I love all the photos! I need to find some of those tractor boys would be all over that!

The Lenzers said...

I love your zoo!!! Looks like so much fun. There is just not a camera fast enough for little ones!

Monica said...

Love the dress. Love the kids. Such a sweet and precious family!

If the shoe FITZ said...

did you really say Sizzlin???

Jodee said...

What a fun day at the zoo! Cute pictures! We will be going to Boo at the Zoo in a couple of weeks. I can't wait!

BTW, your vest is sizzlin! It's so cute!

I hope you have a great week!

merrilee said...

Love Lainey's dress. Love your vest and scarf--you look great! LOVE the tractor pictures--so funny. Love Carter's hair--he looks like a California kid!!!! You are such an awesome mom--always taking your kids out for a fun adventure.

The Rand's said...

That dress is the cutest thing ever! And LC's hair is getting so long--it's gorgeous!
Love how Jack tries to put his arm around Lainey. Sweet, sweet boy. And Carter just looks so grown up with his long hair. So handsome!