Thursday, May 28, 2009

Trip to Maryland

We went to Maryland a few weeks ago to visit Matthew for his Fire Academy Graduation. While we were down there we decided to visit the Maryland Zoo. I have been dying to take Carter to the Zoo... and this was the perfect opportunity.
This is my little Tortuga... isn't he cute?

The Otters put on quite the show for us. This one was a character. He came directly up to the glass where we were standing... and began performing. He did a little dance, turned around, began stomping his feet... and then relieved himself at us! It was quite interesting to say the least!

So this is the first exhibit when you enter the Zoo. Quite interesting to say the least.....

We didn't get to see any bow-chicka-wow-wow... but he was pacing and sniffing. I think she was on the other side of the gate....

This was my absolute favorite!! They had this really neat balconey that you walked out on and they were just standing right there... like 20 feet away! They also had a giraffe feeding station... which looked cool but we didn't do that. (not this time at least)

Carter was absolutely infatuated with his Uncle Chew all weekend long! Wherever Matt was... Carter was. This picture is a little fuzzy... but you get the idea. I think we may have a future firefighter on our hands!

LOVE this picture. Carter just pulled Matthew around all night... going here and there.

A little big... but someday he'll grow up to fit it!

Just cute!
I have to appologize for my slacking the last month. It has been one crazy ride. We have battled bronchitis, pink eye, sinus infections, and the flu. I hope that this is the end of the illnesses for a bit and we can get back to normal.
On a better note... If you haven't heard... Jason and I are expecting our 2nd child somewhere in mid-January. Yay!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

We took a trip to Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago. It was absolutely beautiful! The tulips were at their peak... and gorgeous!

This is an amazing room. We figured that this is one of the rooms at Phipps where a wedding ceremony can be held... absolutely stunning!

There are amazing pieces of hand blown glass throughout the Conservatory. These are the ones that caught my eye!

More pictures of the beautiful flowers!

Carter loved wondering around! Checking everything out.. and getting into everything! I even think he did some gardening that day... whether they like it or not!

This was a really cool tree they had out in one of the courtyards. It was huge! They hollowed out the trunk and carved steps in it. Carter and the girls were able to go into the tree... and climb to the top!

Maggie, Carter, Molly and Jenna

The fountain that he fell in love with! It was the perfect size for him. Luckily it was soooo hot that day... the was able to splash in the water for a while.

I found this spot for him and thought it would be a good place for some pictures... boy was I wrong! It was right beside a fountain and all he wanted to do was get in the water!

More water.... and absolute fascination!

We loved the fish!

They had the most amazing orchid room. There were orchids of every size and color. I took a million pictures of them... but this is the one that I loved.

And now we get down to Monkey Business.....
We love bathtime... and soaking Mom and Dad! This is a very good indication that we will be soaked in about 3.5 seconds...
3.5 seconds is up!!!!

Going in for the kill....

Got him!!! Very sweet.. but very wet! The tongue is ALWAYS out!

The innocent Drew look... yeah right!

I guess something was funny! He loves beating his chest like a gorilla... not sure where he learned that one... DAD!?!
One of his favorite things to do with daddy....

Didn't want to look at the camera... but turned out to be a good picture, much to his dismay!