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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Fall trip to the zoo

We really love the Omaha zoo.  We go often.   We decided to squeeze in another trip in October before the weather started cooling off too much.  It was a great day!

"Just taking a walk with my peacock friend"

The wiggly bridge

My favorite part of the day was this new exhibit.  You get to feed stingrays.   They come right up to you and take the little fish right out of your hand.  Alexa and I both had a lot of fun with this!


Parker doesn't know if he likes the petting zoo or not.  He will pet the animals but just for a brief second before pulling his hand away.   He was full of smiles though. 




Paul and Alexa on the Skyfari


We are looking forward to our next trip to the zoo already!

Halloween and the Grand Prix

On Halloween, the day started with the Awana Grand Prix at our church.   Alexa has attended Awana for a couple of years but this is the first year she has participated in the Grand Prix.  This is like a pinewood derby and she was very excited to make her car.   Since Alexa was going to dress like a unicorn for Halloween she decided to stick with that theme and make a pink and purple unicorn car.   Alexa worked hard on her car and she helped every step of the way.   On race day, she did very well and even ended up with first place for design!   She was so excited!   






That night, we went trick or treating with Grandma and Grandpa Ladd and Serina and her kids.  I didn't get very many good photos from our adventures.  

Alexa was a unicorn, Parker was Luke Skywalker, Rivers was Superman and Ila was a super cute baby.   It was a lot of fun and the kids got way too much candy!


We carved a lot of pumpkins this year too.

In October, Paul and Alexa also ran in the Pumpkin run.   They did very well and had a lot of fun.  Parker and I cheered them on and Parker was having a great time clapping for everyone as they ran by.  It was cute.

Vala's Pumpkin Patch 2015

When we went on our annual Vala's Pumpkin patch trip this year, it was extra fun because we got to go with Paul's sister, Serina, and her cute kids.   They moved back to Nebraska in August and we love getting to see them more often.  Alexa loves her cousin Rivers and they are good buddies.  Alexa does tend to forget that he's only two and expects him to be able to do everything she can.  And he gives it his best effort!  They are really quite funny together. 

Oh my goodness!   He is just so darn cute!

Parker really liked this long slide!

Not sure who was having more fun?

JUMP!




Alexa loved the obstacle course.   She wants to be an American Ninja Warrior when she grows up!

Family pic in the corn maze