Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lazy 5 Ranch

Over the weekend we took Emma to the Lazy 5 Ranch & had a great time. We did have a hard time finding it with Chris's Google map iPhone app so we finally had to use our actual GPS. So a trip that should have taken 30 minutes took over an hour & a lot of driving in circles. This is NOT a place you stumble across, it is in the middle of nowhere & has NO signs to help you find it. At least now we know where it is & the correct route.

For those who are not familiar with Lazy 5 its more like a small zoo or sorts than a ranch. There are no cowboys on horses, although that would be neat (we only saw a few horses on our way in & out. They have a petting zoo of sorts & trail you can ride on either by car or horse drawn wagon to feed the animals.

 African coned crane

 camels

 napping porcupines

 Sweet baby goat

 This goat was trying to eat my shoes, the stinker

 Us
Mama & baby zebra

 White deer

 Emma hiding from the lhama, they licked her earlier & she was not happy with them

 Cow/steer with very large horns we were not allowed to feed

 Water buffalo asking for a bite

Say ah, here it comes

 Bison watching us leave, doesn't he look mad

 GIRAFFES!!!

 Emma & Chris feeding the giraffes




 Shy deer that would let you feed them. 
They only been at the ranch 1 yr & are not used to all the people quite yet.

Some kind of ram, don't remember what???

 Swinging, I think this was her favorite part.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

1st Backyard Picnic

I have been dying to get Emma a kids picnic table & they finally went on sale a few weeks ago so we got her one. She loves it. Her aunt Karen has one at their house which her & Morgan eat on & play at often so I knew it would fit right in at our house.

Last week we had our 1st picnic outside so she could use her new table & she had a blast. Now of course she didn't eat very much but she had fun.

 A happy little girl with her new picnic table


 Talking with her mouth full 


Monday, August 22, 2011

Puzzles

One day last week I was trying to get Emma to help me clean up the toys before her nap. I asked her to clean up her puzzles & she came up with a very creative way to do so, which is so Emma, thinking outside the box. As you will notice the pics, we didn't much cleaning done in this attempt but her idea was quite funny.

 She put her Mickey character figures in the places where the puzzles pieces should go. 
This is her attempt in cleaning up the puzzle.

 The actual puzzle pieces

 I asked if I could take her picture with the puzzle & these were the best I could get.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Model Search

I have entered Emma into another model search & is hoping for a lot more votes this time. This one is thru Children's Place (one of my favorite places to shop for Emma) and there are a lot more children for her to compete against this time, so we need your help. It only takes a few minutes and you can vote once every day so place take advantage of this opportunity and help us out. Here is her id#174212 which will make it easier to vote without digging thru all the other entries. Thanks again for your help.



Thursday, August 11, 2011

Vacation Bible School 2011

We just finished VBS on Saturday & Emma had great time. She wasn't real sure of all the songs at first "too noisy" but by the second night she started doing some of the hand motions. I think her favorites were "Roll the Gospel Chariot", "Wise Man", "I'm in the Lord's Army"& "This Little Light of Mine" (which she already knew). She is still walking doing all the hand motions with random song lyrics.


On Saturday night at the end VBS we had a cookout to wrap things up. Emma & I made cupcakes for the event & she had a blast. I think I may have a little cooker on my hands. She loves helping me in the kitchen.


 Mixing the strawberry cupcakes

 Placing the cupcake "wrappers" in the pan

 Adding sprinkles

Our finished product & a proud little girl