Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Day at the Zoo!!

Some time between 12:00 and 2:00 a.m.

The famous cake. Mader, Lightning, and Barbie all together

Yep!!! She ate ALL of it. Every last bite!! WOW!!

Exhausted after the zoo, ......resting for the cake.

Lillian, Reagan Mac Kenzie, Reese, and Madeline. Dylan and Emery were not interested in posing!!

Some of the group waiting for the rest of the group.

Kyle the "picture hog"!

As the day began. Rested, waiting for the sun, and excited.

Lillian, almost 3

Wow!! What a weekend. Lillian, along with two of our other friends kiddos are celebrating birthdays within weeks of each other. Lillian will be 3, Dylan will be 3, and Reagan will be 6. What does mean? This means we get the crazy idea of getting everyone together for a day at Henry Doorly Zoo. This happens to be one of the world's best zoos and it's right in out "backyard"! So about twenty of us accumulated and spent the day with each other. Needless to say it was alot of fun. After the we were all exhausted from the zoo we all gathered at Kyle and Dana's house to celebrate the birthdays and watch the Husker game. This is pretty typical of this group. Fun, rest, eat, fun, rest, eat, fun, get the idea.

Kyle makes their daughters cakes every year so this was no different. He just had to figure out how to incorporate two themes into one. Not hard right? Lillian and Dylan wanted Lightning McQueen and Mader from the movie "Cars" and Reagan wanted Barbie. He spent 5 hours creating his masterpiece. THANKS KYLE!! It was awesome. The day started at 7:00 a.m. and ended at 2 a.m. with Eric, Duane, Kyle, and Coyde pretending to be a rock band by trying to figure out how to play some songs with Kyle's Rock Band game.

The next day, Sunday, started much the same way with four little girls giddy with excitement playing with each other while the very tired adults in the house tried to pull themelves together for today's events. We got the cars loaded and eveyone again packed into their vehicles and headed across Omaha to the Suicide Prevention Community Walk in honor of Chad. The weather was windy and chilly but it could have been worse and after all it was Chads kind of weather. It was kind of fitting. There were over 60 of Chads family and friends that walked in his memory. It was a great event. It was quiet and kind. There was a certain graciousness and kindness among all the participants. We all miss him deeply.

The girls slept all the way home and went straight to bed. We'll see how they bounce back in the morning. All-in-all it was, in Lillian's words, an awesome weekend.


P.S. Sorry for the spacing and spelling errors. I'm tired!!!


  1. All this activity and you made it to work today too? lol :) Looks like you guys had a great time at the zoo - love the pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Awwww... sounds like fun. Too bad we missed it!