Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Latest Trip to the Zoo

As a family we love spending time at the zoo, and the best time to go to the zoo is in the winter when no one else is there.  This trip we were heading with the sole purpose of visiting the new baby polar bear.  We saw him and he was pretty cute; we have no photos of him because the polar bears are part of the Tundra Trek and it was too cold to get the camera out.  After seeing reindeer, wolves, arctic foxes and a few other cold weather animals we headed to African Savannah to warm up. We were so pleased when we got to Africa because not only is it super warm, but there was a brand new baby gorilla.
The mom and the baby were having a sweet little nap together when we got there, but eventually the proud mama gorilla was more then happy to show off her new little girl.

We were surprised that the lemurs didn't wake up when we started to sing "We like to move it, move it"; all we got was this bored look from King Julian.
It was a very interesting and super educational trip to the zoo.  I love it there.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Thanks Baba

Some weekends Grandpa and Baba come over to watch Lola's ballet class.  They always bring coffee and sometimes Baba likes to sneak in a little treat for the kids.  These ring pops were not one of her sneakier treats.

 It took us days to get the blue off of Quinn's face.

Thanks Baba!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Quinn Two Years Old

It is just getting harder and harder to get this boy to sit still for a nice photo.  This is the best that I could get!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Big Day

A birthday in our family is never celebrated with just one cake; Lola wanted to plan something every special for Quinn's actual birthday.  She asked that we make a train cake for Quinn's (second) birthday cake and I was more then happy to oblige.  She picked out the pan, the cake, the icing colours and was very helpful during the whole process.  
I was pretty impressed with the way that it turned out.  I had a few moments where I thought that I would have to explain that it was supposed to be a train.
 But, before we could have cake there were a few presents to open.
Lola was right there to help when Quinn couldn't get the wrapping or the packaging open.  The ever helpful big sister!
 Quinn was very excited to have a few new trains to add to his growing Thomas collection.

 Once the engines had been opened, it was pretty hard to keep him focused on anything but 'choo choo'!

Eventually we convinced him to sit down for some cake (he mostly sat down because we explained that it was a train cake).

Again, Quinn had no problem blowing out the candle and getting down to the business of eating the cake.  No hesitation, just boom, blow of the fire, remove the candle and eat.

 The boy loves his cake.
As the birthday boy you are allowed to help yourself to as many servings of cake as you want and Quinn took full advantage of this fact.
I think that Quinn enjoyed his birthday, but next time I'll go with icing colour that don't stain his skin as much.  He was a bit blue for days!

Monday, February 10, 2014