Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lions and Tigers and Cougars, Oh My!

Back in June, we went as a family to visit In-Sync Exotics for their tiger birthday party. In-Sync Exotics is a local, privately-run refuge for large cats that were abused. It is only about 20 minutes from our house and a fun discovery!

This albino lion had eyes the same color as Emma's.

But perhaps the best part of the afternoon was that we got their kind of late, so we had the bounce house all to ourselves!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Like Father, Like Daughter

David comes from a fishing family, and he decided that it was time to begin passing down this tradition to his own children. We took a trip to the Bass Pro Shop in Mesquite and procured a pink Disney princess pole, and Emma and Dave embarked on their maiden fishing trip on June 12th. (I stayed home with Madeline, who was taking a nap. We feel it is in the best interest of Madeline's young life to keep her home from these fishing trips, as she has a tendency to drown herself when near any large body of water). Destination: the catch-and-release pond in the front of our subdivision. The trip was a success, with Emma catching three fish.

Notice the donut in Emma's hand. Donuts at the beginning of each expedition are a major part of the excitement. They have been twice so far, and Emma has learned to cast and reel in by herself. She can't wait to show Grandpoppy her skills!