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What started out as a site to update on our daughter's cancer has thankfully grown into a site to update on our beautiful family of four. Enjoy our journey...

Sunday, October 07, 2007

What does a monkey say?!

We had a great trip this weekend! This was our first trip as a family for just us...and we had so much fun!

Saturday morning we met our friends Eric, Courtney, and Landon (link to his page to the right) at the zoo in Omaha. We went through the desert dome, ate lunch, and then went through he lied jungle! After the jungle we started our walk around the rest of the zoo! We saw monkeys, tigers, lions, bears (oh my), birds, fish, name it we saw it (except the elephant, that was too far away!). After about three hours Charli finally conked out, so we headed for the hotel. Once we got there and had a snack we all went for a swim in the pool! After supper we all went down for bed! The kids did SO great together, played so was amazing to see them play together after all this time! This morning we got up and had breakfast together and let the kids play around a little bit before taking off. We all had a great time, and hope to do it again soon! Charli did great :-)

Here are some pictures to enjoy...I have received several emails saying "get those pictures up!!".(they are very much out of order...sorry!!)

just like our last hotel trip...she found the Kleenex!

the big kids, getting ready to go home :-(

Charli in her fall jacket from Grandma...a little big yet!

playing around after getting home!

Landon going for a fly! (big tough Eric doing the tossing!!)

Charli flirting with Landon!

running off some energy before bed...the halls are SO much fun!

finding fun toys with friends!

what do you think is in there Landon...let's check it out!

zonked out at the zoo!


mommy & me in the pool!


let me climb out!

daddy telling me about the penguins!

sharing toys!

they played SO great together!

their first meeting! Are YOU that boy I have heard all about!

our family in the zoo!

Chad, Brenda, Charli, Courtney, Landon, and Eric!!

we had so much fun!!

Charli tried to chase this bird, he ran away!

wow, the life of a fish - swim this way, swim that way!


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you ALL got to go do something FUN!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures!!!!!~amanda

Anonymous said...


Mark, Samm and Deqlan said...

Photos are gorgeous - Charli looking amazing! Megs bought a John Deere tin today cause it reminded her of you guys! Have a lovely week our prayer remain with you please continue to pray for our soldier Deqlan!
God Bless
Mark, Samm & Deqlan

Shevy said...

It looks like you all had such a great time! The pictures of the kids playing together are so precious!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. The zoo is such a fun place to visit. Charli looks like she enjoyed playing with her friend. Did she tell you what a monkey says???? Grm P

AndreaChad said...

What cute kids!!! It looks like the zoo was a blast! Glad to hear that you got away to hang out and do some fun activities!

Anonymous said...

Are those NOT the two cutest kids ever? I thought so! We had a blast! Hope to see ya'll again VERY soon!!!

Cindy said...

I'm so glad you all had such a great trip. The pictures are great and it looks like a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

Wow it looks like she had fun at the zoo. I am glad to hear that you guys got to on a trip as a family. She is so cute and is getting to be so big.


Misty said...

brenda, what great pictures! it's been a while since i've been on your blog to see how charli is doing.. she looks amazing! what a blessing! ~ misty (clairon13 from babyfit)