Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Weekend Definitely did NOT Stink (despite what Scout seems to be saying in this picture)

The weekend was full of all sorts of wonderful, laid-back, good-to-be-together sort of moments. It was most definitely NOT stinky; it was quite aromatic, in fact (a bit like home-baked cookies or a nice rainshower. Good stuff, for sure!).

Some of the highlights:
* Dinner date night with Gary (from whence we came home so disgustingly full of buffalo chicken appetizers, and steak, and baked potatoes, and margaritas, and a crazy concoction of ice cream/ chocolate chip cookies/ hot fudge that it wasn't even proper!)
* Watching a lot of Atlanta Braves baseball (they are actually looking really good right now!)
* A little bit of scrapbooking
* A little bit of baking
* Great morning at church with friends and inspiration
* Quality time with all the girls!

The only activity I have pictures of, though, was our trip to the Zoo on Saturday for a birthday party. Sydney was invited by her friend Bella, and Gary and I left McKenna and Delaney at home (they had a youth lock-in at church Saturday night that involved them staying up ALL night long; so they had a lot of sleeping to catch up on!) and went solely with Sydney to the Zoo. It was SO much fun to have some one-on-one time with Sydney and Gary and I really had a relaxing time together.

The picture at the top of the post was Sydney's reaction to the camel habitat. (LOL) Other than that, though, she--and we!--thought the Zoo was awesome.

Here are a couple of pictures from the birthday party portion, and then us wandering around the zoo (before the camera's battery died before we made it to the red pandas and otters and lions, which just happen to be my favorites!).

From our happy she-giraffe to you...we hope you had a wonderful weekend as well.

See you all again real soon!


Adrienne said...

Awww what great pics!!!!!! She is getting so big SO FAST!!!!!

Stephenie said...

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Gretchen said...

Aren't flamingos the best? Other than being stinky, I mean. I haven't been to a zoo in quite a while. I just may have to go now. :)

Cheryl Wray said...

Adrienne--I know, it's crazy!! She's turning into a little lady (who talks a lot!! lol)

Steph--I'll have to check it out!!

Gretchen--Love flamingos (they're Sydney's faves!). We don't go to the Zoo often and then when we go, I wonder why I haven't gone more often! :-)

Phats said...

Looks like you had a great weekend with the family! The date night dessert sounds too delicious for words

Anonymous said...

These pictures are so great and it looks like a great day at the zoo. (Sydney is so cute. I cant believe how big shes getting.)


Andy said...

love your header pic
and the fam one on the profile
the flamingo's are beautiful
looks like fun

Cheryl Wray said...

Phats--You know that I ALWAYS find room for dessert. It was yummy!

Marg--I can't believe it either. She just gets bigger and prettier everyday!

Andy--Thanks! Great to see you here. :-)

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I love going to the zoo, but hardly ever go. Why is that? lol

Great pictures. Sydney's looks like such a little girly girl. :)


Cheryl Wray said...

Kari--I know! When I go, i wonder why I haven't gone more. And, yes, Sydney is quite the girly girl!!

Daisy said...

LOVE the Flamingos!!!