Yesterday we went to the Hogle Zoo. We try to go at least once a year because the kids love it so much. It was a beautiful day to go: not too hot, and not too cold; it was just right! My brother Alex, and my childhood friend Jonathan Karsenty came with us also. Jonathan was visiting us for the weekend. It was great to see him and catch up on everything both old and new...
At the Zoo I found two adorable little turtles hiding in their shells. And of course, I took them home with me.
Alex, Julien, and Logan lounging on the elephants trump!
One of Jon's favorite thing to do at the Zoo, is feed the giraffes. Please tell this to no one, I love the Zoo and wish to go back many more times! He is hilarious...., he grabs a piece of shrubbery and taunts and teases the giraffes until they feel comfortable enough to come over, stretch out their gigantic tongues, and eats the leaves. I must admit, it is pretty entertaining!
The boys making faces at our favorite monkey Dexter (from the Night at the Museum) or the Capuchin Monkey. Dexter would study us, and curiously raise his eyebrows so far that his spiky hair line would recede backward; it was so funny.
On thursday night, two of my girls at New Haven wanted me to take them to a Zumba class (a salsa/ hip-hop aerobics class). I was so excited to go, I heard it was a blast. As I was looking for the keys of the company cars; I realized that there was only one set of keys. At that point, I was starting to get a little worried and overwhelmed as I knew that the keys I was holding in my hand, were the keys to the Chevy Express, our huge 15 seater van....
A little background about me and cars: I hate and refuse to drive cars that are not mine, for the sheer fear of recking them (not that I ever plan on recking them in the first place), anyhow... in addition, I have never driven a van aside from the SUV we currently own, and am afraid of their monstrous sizes.
So here I am, driving a beastly looking 15 seater van, which I do not own. You can imagine the panic I was experiencing. The way to the driver's side door seemed like it took an eternity.
But, all went well. I drove carefully, and we all made it to the Zumba class and back in one piece, even the Beast!
Our easter weekend was wonderful! On Saturday afternoon, some of our neighbors in Wymount prepared an Easter egg hunt for the kids in the neighborhood. The kids loved it of course. But frankly, who does not love to look for goodies to eat!
The next day, we went to my parents' house in draper to do the traditional Easter feast, lesson, and the famous Easter egg hunt. My mom had prepared a delicious ham, with new potatoes and lots of other delicious food. Then we did a brief lesson on the Easter story.
Our day ended with the Easter egg hunt; the kids we running wildly through the yard looking for eggs. It was so entertaining!
My friend Delly, and her two boys were able to join us as well as our friend Franco. It was a beautiful day to celebrate Easter with friends and family.