Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pretlow Play

Today we met the play group at the Pretlow Library in Norfolk. The whole second floor is dedicated to children and it is so neat! They have tons of books and a room for story time but they also have puzzles, games, a kitchen and creative play area and a soft mat play area. In the soft mat area there are tunnels and fun foam blocks with velcro that stick to the walls! Izabel had so much fun and she was so good! No hitting today which made me very happy. Even Tanner had a good time laying on the floor smiling up at me :) The only sad thing is that we can't check out books because we don't live in Norfolk but we'll start visiting the library here soon!

Recipe for a great play date:
Fun play area + Kids Izabel's age + FREE admission = Perfect!

(Only a couple pics because I thought I forgot my camera until the very end)

Getting blocks to stick on the wall
Izzy is very protective and she didn't want any other kids around Tanner

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Day at the Zoo

Today I was finally feeling up to getting out of the house and going on a play date so we met one of the play groups at the zoo. We got to bring Maegan with us and she had been looking forward to going. We started off with the petting zoo and the farm animals. Izzy had a great time feeding the goats and wasn't afraid to stick her hand in there. Then she checked out the giant pig and thought he was really funny. We looked at snakes and monkeys and even bison in the American section. Then we moved around to the African section and saw elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes and more! Izabel loved them all and she would point to them and then run to the next thing. After we looked at all the animals we took a ride on the train. It is a new addition to the zoo here and this was the first time we got to ride. They charge $2.00 for adults to ride but all the money goes to help support the animals and build new exhibits. The train took us around all the construction so we didn't get to see animals from it but they told us what they were building and that was exciting. There is going to be a whole new tiger exhibit along with primates and some other things added to what the zoo has to offer. When they first built the African section they said their goal was to build a section for each continent so we'll see if that ever gets accomplished! After the train ride Izzy played in the fountains with Maegan while I fed Tanner and then we had lunch at McDonalds before heading home. I knew Izzy would fall asleep in the car so I wanted to make sure she ate first so she would take a good nap! We had a great time and I was really glad to get out of the house and outside for a while! We look forward to going back to the zoo soon!

Maegan and Izzy in the petting zoo
My beautiful girl

Feeding the goats
Maegan inside the prairie dog exhibit!
Taking a ride on the train

Monday, July 20, 2009

Some Fun Pictures

Since our weekend was pretty boring I thought I would put some fun pictures up. I had some pics that were kind of random and didn't have a particular post to go with and also some pics from WOW last week. Hope you enjoy and hopefully we'll do some fun things this week that I can post pictures of!

My big boy sitting up!
Izzy reading her books
Tanner sitting up in the entertainer having a great time :)
Jumping in the puddles with Aunt Theresa
Check out the adorable rain boots!
Izzy and Maegan at WOW (Botanical Gardens)
Love the face :)
Bench swings that we just discovered on this visit
Playing in the water
It's pretty cold