Rachel and Bennett came in late Thursday night, so their visit with the folks overlapped for three days over Zoralee's birthday weekend. Our Pickle is a pretty lucky gal to have family travel to wherever she is just for her birthday! Last year it was Alaska, and this year Texas. We might have to move somewhere even more exotic next year to test the family's stamina. Oh yeah, we are - North Dakota! That'll be the true test, one of overcoming shame and humiliation. For you see, we grew up in Montana telling North Dakota jokes, which generally focused on a North Dakotan's lack of intelligence or good looks. Very mature, I know. For example,
Anyway, that was a rabbit trail if there ever was one. First, here're some pics of the general family visiting activities, then I'll do another of just Z's 2nd birthday. Also, Rachel has more pictures and stories over at her blog.
|snakes are evidently not cool in Zoralee's book|
|the Okapi, a shining example of genetic indecision|
|self-dusting: similar to Zoralee's self-yogurting|
|wishing we'd gotten to the goat petting pen before it closed|
|helping Grandpa with his morning reading|
|greeting upon arrival a weary boy and his Mama|
|Chore #1: establishing positions on Grandma's lap|
|pull ups on the playground|
The kids love each other, even though they continually wake each other up from their non-coordinated naps. As I write, Zoralee ran up to Bennett and patted his cheeks, saying, "Bennett! Bennett! Bennett! Bennett!" She concluded by shaking his hand and saying cordially, "Nice to meet you!"