Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Wildlife

My sister and her boys came up for a visit a few weeks ago and we thought it would be fun to take the kids on a little field trip to a cool little wildlife rescue close by for my nephews birthday. We opted not to take a two hour tour because we knew the kids would not pay attention so we just walked around and looked at all the scary wild creatures. It is a really neat facility that we had always heard about and never been to. The facility was bigger there were quite a few more animals there than we had thought.
When I was a senior in high school I was doing my homework at the kitchen table late one night. On the porch right next to me was where my mom kept the cat's food. I heard something on the deck and then I saw it eating the cat's food through the screen door. I woke my mom up to tell her that there was a mountain lion on the deck and she told me that it was probably just a big dog. About ten minutes later my dad called from the car and he told me that he saw a mountain lion running out of the driveway! Seeing this mountain lion reminded me of that night. Look at him licking his chops like he was going to eat us...creepy!
And another lion looking at Ava like a piece of meat.
"Hey Celeste, is everything alright in there?" The kids kept knocking on the door to make sure she was okay, they were hilarious.
Waiting for the reptile show to begin.
The lady was so sweet. She would tell them about the reptiles and then ask them if they had any questions and then she would finally let the kids pet them with two fingers. The kids did not care to hear about the animals and kept interrupting her to ask if they could pet them.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Hiking and the lake

A few weeks ago we hiked Feather Falls with some friends. We just took Caysely this time because it would have been really hard to take Ava on a 8 mile hike. We took Ava when she was a baby so we had to make it fair by bringing Caysley this time.
Mommy and Caysley at the Falls
Daddy and Caysley taking a break.
Daddy and Ava in 2008 (proof that we really did take her:) After the hike we met up with my family for an evening on the lake. It was the perfect end to our day.
The kids love to watch the wake boarders or skiers behind the boat. Michael put this funny little life jacket on Brycen (my 36 pound, five year old nephew). He use to wear it when he was a baby and it still fits, sort of. He is too funny.

Silver Dollar Fair

Memorial Day weekend we headed to Chico to the Silver Dollar Fair with my sister and her boys and my mom. We didn't get there until 9:30 so it was a very late night. Ava liked the swings the best, no surprise there. At first she went on the swings for little kids and she had fun but when it was over she looked over at the big swing and said, "I want to go on that!" so Michael took her on it and she loved it!
Caysley in her cowgirl hat from grandma Terri
Cute little piglets. Yes, Michael does want a pig now. What am I going to do with that man?