Sunday, February 27, 2011

February Happenings

It's hard to believe that the month of February will be done and gone in another few days. Though the days sometimes feel very long, the weeks surely fly by.
February always begins with Brian's birthday. He turned 46 this year, and since he requested an ice cream cake, I didn't dare put that many candles on it for fear it would become liquid. :) Jacob, of course, had to get in on all the birthday action, from "helping" Daddy open presents to blowing out the candles.

Jacob likes to draw on the whiteboard we have on the refrigerator. Sometimes the artwork is a joint effort, as with our family picture. He asked me to draw Daddy, then Mommy, and I added Jake and "baby sister" to complete the family. Obviously she's physically present in the picture (and I've lost all the baby weight), but hey, I can dream, right?

Since we spend just about every Saturday working on something in the house, we decided to take a break a couple of weekends ago and head to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Jake and I have been there a few times, but this was Brian's first trip. It was a beautifully sunny, albeit chilly, Saturday, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

 Wouldn't it be fun to really be this close to the elephants?!
 Brian feeding the giraffes--none of us have ever experienced feeding giraffes at any other zoo. Pretty cool. And here's a random tidbit of pregnancy information about giraffes (since I'm expecting and take note of such information)...Giraffes are pregnant for 14 months--poor mama!--and when baby is born he is 6 feet tall! I suppose it's all relative, since giraffes are extremely tall animals, but that's so big!

 Mama tiger and her cute little cub :)

 Jacob got to ride a horse all by himself and loved it! (It was really a pony, but Jake insists that it's a horsey. I guess if it looks like a horse and acts like a horse...)

Auntie Fra Fra came for a visit one afternoon, and the pair had a blast playing around in Jake's new bed. He still asks me when she's coming back to our house to play with him.


Wendy said...

What great pictures and adventures! I guess if you were going to be 6 feet tall you would need a little more time to grow....

David and Kate said...

cute pictures! What a fun zoo to go to. Maybe we'll have to come visit the new house and new baby sometime =)