Thursday, October 9, 2008

September Trip to the Zoo

The middle of September my family had an opportunity to go to the zoo for my dad's company picnic. The timing couldn't have been better because we got a chance to see the newest addition to the zoo: a baby boy elephant named Samudra (Sammy for short)! Here are a few zoo pics for your viewing pleasure...

These are of Samudra. Sorry the pics are a little blurry!!

While we were standing in line (I have to say it was very hot and we were in line for a very long time) this nice lady came up and asked us if we could figure out what it was she was holding. We all took a shot at guessing, but come to find out it was an elephant tooth. Who knew?!!

A cute little porcupine!! He kept trying to make a great escape into the bushes!

All of the penguins were grooming.

This monkey was so funny!! Blake was kneeling down in front of the glass, and the monkey came over and sat right in front of him and starred at him.

The new CAT exhibit.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Various Summer Events

Apparently I'm really behind on my posts, so I guess I'll get to it. I have some pictures of various summer events to share!! Enjoy!

For about as long as we've known Vanessa, she and Beth and I have talked about wanting to take a cake decorating class. Since we don't really have time (or money) to take a real class, we decided to give it a go at home! I think this was around June/July-ish!! We had a lot of fun, and I have to say our cakes turned out beautifully!! Although, I don't think any brides will be hiring us for our cake decorating services anytime soon.

Celebrating Beth's 25th Birthday with a barbeque on the deck!! Mom and Dad were there (I promise), but I couldn't find any pics with them.

The newest Toland family. So cute!!