Sunday, September 23, 2012

We're going to the Zoo!!!

Still on vacation with my sister Deedra and her husband, Andre, along with their beautiful children, Chris and Triniti! 

Deedra, myself and TT were off to get our toes done!  This was a first time for TT . She took to it like  a pro!  She was in HEAVEN!! 
                              TT also helped Uncle cook while she was here. She loves to stir!
 So Deedra and Andre were in need of some time to sight see on their own, so Uncle John and I, along with Arrick took the kiddos to the Zoo!!
 We borrowed a wagon and were on our way! It was another really hot day so the shade was nice.
 But wait!!  Before we go see the animals, lets get cooled off!!  First stop, the fountains to cool off!
                        Chris really got into it...literally!!   TT was trying to get her hair wet first!
 Okay once cooled off...
 if you look closely you can see to TT's left an orangatang's head...he's sitting in the corner..napping!
 Chris thought this sign was pretty dang funny!  Needless to say we didn't stick around to get an upclose view of the Tapirs
 We saw Giraffs!!
 TT insisted that Uncle needed help pulling the wagon.
             We saw some elephants...
    A sleeping Lion!
   and lioness...
       TT was showing Uncle John where the kitty's were sleeping.

 Where is Arrick leading us...let's go to see what we can find!
 Rhino riding!!! wohoooo!!
         Butterfly chairs are the coolest!!!
      Arrick lead us astray!!!  buhahahahahah
      Arrick, face your fear of web at a time!!
      Turtle riding...
      Chris is a turtle riding pro!
 back at he fountains...

    A butterfly face mask for a  cutie pie!

A Day at the Beach. Kitty Hawk, NC

While Deedra, Andre and the kiddos were here, they HAD to see the Atlantic and play in the surf and sand! I asked TT if she was ready to play at the beach she said,YES!! here we go!
 We all head down to the shore, boogie boards and sand castle buckets in  hand!

 The water is cold at first and the sand squishes around her toes!
 Andre and Chris are getting ready to jump the wave!
 Now to settle down to making a proper sand castle! All hands on deck!
   TT watches Uncle John carefully...
 Ian is a pro at building sandcastles!!  he leads the group!

 Andre is going to try his hand at body surfing...he's watching for a wave...
 here he goes!!...
 waits for another one....
 the wave got him!! lol
 weather began to move in...hoping it holds out for a bit longer..
 John surveys the gang.
 washing sand off and getting a few more wave jumps in before the rain starts..
 Get ready it comes!!
                             Masters of the Sandcastle building!!!  Good job guys!

It's August, it's HOT, and we're off to Busch Garden's Williamsburg!  We head off to find some rides for the wee folk, and the adults!

                                  Chris and TT gear up for a ride in Sesame land!
 Oscar's wild ride!!  Chris manages a wave!  TT loves the fast rides!
 A water ride...they didn't get wet but there was a small water park where they got a little wet to cool off!
 TT wasn't thrilled about getting her picture taken with any characters except this cut out of Ernie, an actual exit sign! It works!
 We rented a "wagon" for the day.  It was very handy and kept some sun off of the kiddos!
 Deedra and TT in Italy!
 Chris on the flying chairs in Germany!
 TT waving ...kind of...

 Ah,  here we go. A fast ride!  Look out folks!
 TT waving to the little people!!
 Andre and Chris ready to take on Ian in the bumper cars!
 Chris on the kinder carousel!
 uh oh...a rope walkway.  There goes Andre, Chris and Ian & TT bringing up the rear in Dragon Land!

 We took a train ride...Lemme tell you, it's difficult to get decent pictures when you are jostled around!
 Chris, Andre, Deedra, John and Myself went on Roman Rapids!  Ian and TT stayed ashore and fired the water gun at us. She had excellent aim and enjoyed shooting water at us!! LOL
 At the end of the evening, getting the boys portraits done.  We had them done several years ago. It was time for an update.
 Arrick sat first...Ian's next.  It's amazing to watch them create these pencil drawings.
 Chris crashed first....TT was strong...but...
 moments later...she crashed! 
 We're all really worn out, tuckered and ready to hit the air conditioner!
        except these two!! Geez, get a room!
 Andre and Deedra pose for the obligatory picture in Ireland at the "treeman"
                             It was a blast sharing Busch Gardens with my sister and her family!!