Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo

For Lola's 3rd birthday she requested a ride on a camel, a pony, and an elephant. We knew that the Toronto zoo would be able to accommodate 2 out of 3 of those requests.
So, on Lola's official birthday we all played hooky and headed to the zoo for a day of animals, fun, and sunshine.

The camel ride was our first stop.
Lola wasn't completely sold on the camel at first.
But, by the end she loved riding Titan.
He even paused right in front of Dad for a photo. Clearly this is his good side and he knows it.
The next stop was the elephants. While there was no opportunity to ride the elephants Lola was ecstatic to see them.
They were beautiful and giant.
After that we headed to the pony. Unfortunately after much discussion and anticipation Lola had no interest in actually riding Max. We just gave him a pat and headed on our way.
The final stop on our tour was Sting Ray Bay. Which is pretty cool. We saw lots of other animals while on our zoo visit and hope to come back and visit more soon.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lola's Camera

We have been busy being here, there and everywhere. Lola and I have taken our cameras with us most of the time. Though, I am pretty sure that Lola has taken 100 times more photos then I have. Here is a sampling of the world through the lens of Lola's camera.
More to come and better updates once we get everything unpacked and life gets back to normal.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

This year Lola asked for a Woody and Jessie birthday party. On top of everything being Woody and Jessie related she also wanted a bouncy castle and face painting. While they didn't really fit with the theme I did my best.
We set up an arts and crafts table where guest could decorate their very own Woody neck scarf.
And made Sherrif stars with a picture of the birthday girl for everyone to wear.
Face painting for all the kids showed off the artistic talents of Sarah. And the kids weren't making easy requests she had a Nemo, sword fish, vampire bat, etc.
Tamara all set for the party!
The cupcakes were pink on the inside (as requested by Lola) and were decorated to look like the pattern on Woody's shirt or the pattern on Jessie's shirt.
Carefully carrying the cupcakes to the birthday girl in the backyard.

She has been practicing her candle blowing since last years incident.
Happy cow folk and their cupcakes.
After lunch and cup cakes we played pin the tail on Bullseye.
The crowd was riveted with excitement while the kids were playing.
Some happy cowboys, with a deflated bouncy castle behind them. I don't have any shots of it in action, but trust me it was there and the kids were bouncing.
Yee haw. We had a root tootin' good time. Thanks for joining us and making it such a fantastic day!

Monday, August 15, 2011


Is it supposed to hurt this much?