Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wild Animal Safari

While in Pine Mountain, we went on a Wild Animal Safari. I know it is in the middle of no where and you are sure it is a hoax, but I am here to tell you it is a real wild animal safari. I have been twice now, and it was fun and exciting both times. Although Noah won't remember it, he had a blast! They take you around in a zebra painted school bus and the animals come up to the bus and eat food out of your hands!
This water buffalo and his gang greated us as we entered the gate in the zebra bus. The were all quite eager to eat the treats we had for them. This cute elk ate right out of my hand! Noah loved seeing the animals come right up to the window, but he wouldn't give them the food. He kept putting it on the windowsil for them.Yep, we are feeding a giraffe. We were all very impressed.Daddy seems awfully friendly with this cow-looking animal.

I had told Noah about the zebra bus for several days, so it was probably his favorite thing on the safari. If you ask him what he saw he'll tell you "zebwa bus".

So, you can drive your own car through the safari if you want to, but there are a lot of deer and cow-type things with big horns and antlers. I don't think they'd do too well with the sides of your car! There were so many different types of animals in the safari!

Almost all the continents were represented, I couldn't believe it. The carnivorous animals were kept separately though. I guess the giant Liger (lion daddy, tiger mommy) might eat the giraffe.

Callaway Gardens

Last week we took a little family trip to Pine Mountain, Georgia. We stayed at Callaway Gardens. Noah was a great traveler, and we all enjoyed the beauty of God's creation. We saw some cool wildlife and a ton of beautiful plants and flowers. And, we were definitely the youngest people there. It didn't even dawn on me that not many families with children travel during the week during a school year. There were plenty of, um, older people there. Of course, they all loved Noah!

My precious little boy by a field of poppies. He loves his sunglasses. He'll leave them on the whole time we are outside!

Mommy and Noah on a bench in the kiddy garden. Noah so kindly invited me to sit with him on this tiny bench. You can see my tummy is starting to show a little bit.

Daddy and Noah hiding in the foliage.

Noah found a blue tractor at the vegetable garden. He's been talking about it since.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dying Easter Eggs

Silly Mommy thought dying Easter eggs inside with a 1 1/2 year old would be loads of fun. Well, it was for Noah. I, on the other hand, got a lesson in patience. By the end most eggs were cracked, but we were all having fun!


At the end of March we went to the beach. Remember that week it rained all week in Jackson, we were at the beach in the rain. Noah still woke up every morning excited to see the beach. He probably didn't know it isn't supposed to rain at the beach. Daddy took Noah to play on the beach in his rain coat, and for about 2 hours on the last day we saw the sun.

Ah, a family picture at the beach.
Notice, I am dressed for winter.Daddy and Noah studied the waves and the sand.
Nana helped Noah play with his beach toys.

Uncle Max gave Noah and Daddy an ab workout.

Nana's Birthday

Nana had her ?0th birthday party in March. Noah thought the brownies were spectacular! Happy Birthday Nana!

Treat time!

Noah loves Sonic as much as Mommy does!