Monday, April 28, 2008

Grapevine Mills and the Fort Worth Zoo

A couple of weeks ago, Lily asked if she could go ride the merry-go-round. "Not the one at the playground. The one with the horsies". Ah, the carousel. So on Josh's day off we had high ambitions of driving out to Stonebriar Mall to indulge Lily on the carousel and me in Pottery Barn Kids. (Think we found Luke's bedding there, by the way...) But once we all loaded in the gold mini and made our first stop, neither Josh nor I felt like making the trek out to Frisco. So, Grapevine Mills was the next best thing. Lily got to ride the carousel and visit the alligator outside of Rainforest Cafe. As you can see, she was tuckered out from all the excitement. 

We also ventured out to the Fort Worth Zoo recently. Lily was a little unsure of the animals at first but soon warmed up to them. She got to see a gorilla and the white tiger up close. The white tiger was pacing up against the glass pane- a little too close for comfort- and Lily squeezed Josh's neck so tightly saying, "Hold me, Daddy!" Josh was loving it. I think her favorite part was being able to run all over the place. We took her big red wagon, but it ended up toting around our jackets and cameras since Lily wanted to race everywhere. She'd say, "Ready...go!" and take off. I think she sat in that wagon maybe five minutes! And of course, we took the little train across the park to ride the carousel. Those were probably Lily's favorite animals of the day! It was a great outing, and we'll definitely be back at the zoo again.

10 comments:

Summer said...

she's so big!!!! sheesh. when did that happen?

Kristyn said...

Great pictures! I love the tiger one...it really was SO close!

Emmers said...

Oh my goodness, the picture with of her holding Josh's neck absolutely melted my heart!

The Andujar's said...

so cute...thanks for sharing with us.

Dawntoya and Adam said...

Oh my goodness, I love this:)

The Engelhardt 4 said...

I love the pictures of her and Josh, looking back at you and with her head on her chest. She is absolutely adorable.

Brooke & Freeland said...

those are precious pictures!!! I loved looking through them & you look fabulous as always!!

Johnson Family said...

Nat, I found your blog from the Kouba's blog. Your family is adorable! I think the last time I saw you was when Nick and I stayed with you and Meredith Ripley in London. Then I think you stayed with us in Paris after that. Crazy how much has changed since then!! I have loved reading your blog and seeing pics of your growing family.
Jen (Hoge) Johnson

B-HO said...

Ooh my Goodness...that pic of her golding on to Josh is to die for!!

Christy said...

love all of the pictures - especially her hanging on to josh's neck. also - i LOVE the bedding at pbk - i think i am getting that one for jayden when he moves to his next bed! also - love the name luke - so cute!