Wednesday, April 20, 2011

...Spring Break/Birthdays/Zoo...

A month ago I headed to Temple to spend a few days with the fam.  2 of my nephews have birthdays 3 days apart, that also happen to fall right around Spring Break.  This makes for some great time for the fam to all gather, since the rest of the fam (not me) actually get a Spring Break.  So, we celebrated birthdays. One turned 3, the other 9.  Sorry, no pix :(  For the 3 year old's party I was too busy painting faces, as it was a Circus theme and we were all given assignments.

The day after the party it was nice weather and we decided to hit up the glorious Waco Zoo.  I had actually never been to the Waco Zoo.  It was a good outting with all 6 kids.  Here are some pics to document the occasion:

I think this is the Eagle exhibit.  All 4 boys with Gramps.  Don't miss Macie in the stroller, looking up, trying to see what all the excitement was about!

Attempt at pic of all 6 kids, not bad.  Cole, Brady, Ashlyn, Bradley, Blake Macie

Love this goofie kid, posing with a beaver statue!

Coming down the otter tunnel...which has to be nasty dirty!

Stinky hut/teepee thing.  To be honest with you, I don't know why there was a hut at the Zoo...I'm sure it has some kind of educational purpose.

Macie was so good the whole time at the Zoo, just sat in her stroller, enjoying the day.  When we got to the giraffe's she pulled herself up to see those crazy looking things! She loved the giraffes!

Hair blowing in the wind!

Traditional flamingo pose, even though you can't see any flamingos in the picture (other than the imposters).  When I say traditional pose, I mean that I am relatively sure that my sisters & I have a picture like this in front of a flamingo exhibit.  I am 100% sure that we have another pic of these kids doing the same thing about 4 years ago at the Houston Zoo!

Boatwright boys loving the elephants.  I think Bradley is attempting to make a trunk...not sure.  Sorry for the backside view of the elephant :/

With my Macie girl!
3 monkeys!

Our attempt at another pic with all of the kids (minus Macie).  You would think it would get easier the older they get.  Not so.  It was virtually impossible to get a shot of them all looking at the camera.  Trust me, these were the best 2.  Here, kissing the gorilla (not sure why...).

Fun was had by all!

Love making these family memories with these kiddos!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


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