Thursday, July 15, 2010

Festival at the Park

June 8, 2010

A nearby park had a special event for the community, which featured a Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert. The concert was too late to stay for but the kids did enjoy the other activities available.

There was a great petting zoo (with a wide variety of animals: goats, pigs, chickens, turtles, ducks, bunnies,...). Both Ethan and Eliana love animals, so they had a blast!

The highlight perhaps was the bounce house! Neither one of them had jumped in one before and they both loved every second.

Piggy tails

About a month or so ago, I realized Eliana's hair was probably long enough for pig tails. Here is my first attempt fixing her hair in pig tails. Even though it is a bit lopsided, I think she looked adorable!! Her hair was like this for approximately 10 minutes before she ripped out the rubberbands :). It was cute while it lasted!!

Spray ground

A great thing about living in the city is the number of free things available for kids. Dallas has six or seven spray grounds across the city, which are free! A few weeks ago I took Ethan and Eliana. Contrary to their personalities, Ethan started running around screaming and having fun, while Eliana kind of just sat there for a while taking in her surroundings. It did not take her long to start running around with big brother, though. We have not gone back, but need to before Summer is over. It is going by fast!

I absolutely love this one...look at that face! Pure joy!

Summer fun

Ethan and Eliana both love the pool this year! Last year Ethan would not step foot in the pool so we were glad when he got right in this year. Most of the time they just walk up and down the stairs and jump to me and then do it again! I love having a pool right outside our door!!

Here are the kiddos in their swimsuits (notice Ethan has on a CARS swimsuit...yep the obsession continues :)!!)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Oh, how we love the zoo

Ethan & Eliana absolutely love the zoo. We were blessed to receive a zoo membership from Nana and we have definitely put it to good use. The Dallas Zoo is literally miles from our house, so we can go whenever we want. The zoo recently opened a new exhibit which doubled the number of giraffes and elephants. It is amazing and is my favorite, as well as the kids. Here are some pics of our many trips to the zoo in no particular order.