Monday, April 29, 2013

At the Zoo

We haven't been to the zoo for quite a while.  With Alyssa in school all day we don't have the freedom we once did.  Now that the weather is finally getting better we'll be able to pick her up and then head down for a couple of hours.

This trip to the zoo we met up with Nana and Grandpa Jack who were looking after Victoria for the day.

The wolves aren't out very often, must have been close to lunch time.  They were busy walking all over the enclosure.

Victoria and Alyssa (who is so happy to have some girl cousins after so long)

Emerson and Victoria.  I love this pic, Emerson does the tongue thing all the time.

Victoria is a runner, in the opposite direction you're going.  Alyssa and Emerson had so much fun chasing after her and pointing her in the right direction.

Grandpa and Victoria watching the otters

They were very busy today playing and swimming.

I love the meerkats, they're so cute!

The hippo Ghost came out of the water as we were walking by

Alyssa and I 

He is going through the I don't like pictures phase. Good grief!

After hanging out with Nana, Grandpa and Victoria for a while we went to check out the gorilla talk.  It was very good, we got to learn all about the group, their names, how old they were etc.

Showing off and sliding down one of the hoses for the audience.

I think its awesome that they have things for the kids to look at and touch.

Here is Emerson practicing his good gorilla manners.  When you have your back to them and play peek a boo you are saying that you're not a threat and you're friendly.  Staring at them and facing, facing them and smiling is like baring your teeth and yelling "I want to fight!"

Emerson practicing more good gorilla manners.  Hiding your teeth and shaking your head, looks funny but he's showing he's friendly.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Timbits Hockey 2012-13 Jr. Leafs

Emerson had an awesome first year in hockey. He loved it is an understatement.  While he was happy with it being over and having a rest, it seems like a few weeks was all he needed.  The count down for the next season has begun.  

I am glad with our decision to not put him in Spring hockey, he did need the break.  Now we are looking forward to getting him some roller blades for the summer months to keep up with his skating skills and a couple of months of road hockey with family and friends.

Here are a couple of pictures from a tournament in February.