Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Another Trip to the Zoo

This past Saturday our little family headed up to the zoo again.
Lincoln had been talking about going to the zoo for a few days, so we decided we had better go.

It was a lovely day and a lot of the animals were out and about.

First off the giraffes!

Then the lions!

Lincoln was obsessed with running and being on his own this trip.  It was hard to keep him in line.

Link still talks about his favorite things at the zoo being the snakes.  We spent plenty of time in the Small Animal Habitat building looking at snakes and lizards and things.

Also, the orangutans and gorillas were playing outside.  It was so fun to see them so active!

It was another successful visit to the zoo!  Since we have a membership, I'm sure there will be many posts to come about the zoo.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Antelope Island

This past weekend Andy, Lincoln and I joined our friends the Alden-Rivers in a trip out to Antelope Island.

I can't believe Andy and I have never been out there.

As soon as we pulled into the Visitor's Center parking lot we were greeting with a lovely view of some buffalo.

The other views from the island were spectacular too!

Linkie and his first buffalo siting!  

Our first real activity was checking out the Visitor's Center.  Lincoln really liked the "hands-on" items they had there.

View from the Visitor's Center:

Then we decided to drive over to the trailhead for Buffalo Point.  There were some great views from there as well!

I do have to mention that it was CRAZY windy!

Then we all started the short hike up to the point.

Lincoln was all about blazing his own trail up the hill.  He loved hiking and climbing around.

Once we made it to the top we were awarded with being surrounded by some pretty cool rock formations.

Then it was time to start back down.  Lincoln had hiked the entire way up by himself, so he caught a ride back down.

After our hike we grabbed a bite to eat at the little grill on the island.  Then Link was able to play in the sand for a little bit.

Our next and final stop was at the Fielding Garr Ranch.  It is a historic ranch that we were able to walk around and check out the old buildings.

Bethany & JoJo in a huge chair:

Andy trying to lasso:

We wandered around the ranch for quite some time.

On our way out Linkie just had to ring the bell.

It was a really fun trip out to the island.  It was really windy and that made it kind of chilly, but we really enjoyed ourselves!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Playing in the Snow!!

We have actually had a pretty warm and rainy February this year.
So, that means that Lincoln hasn't been able to play in the snow that much.
Luckily for him, there was a nice big snow storm that hit us this past weekend.

So of course I had to take him out to play in it.

He loved it!
(And he love eating all the "nice" (meaning clean and new) snow.)

I'll let the pictures express his joy.

Lincoln also likes to thrown snowballs at his mom.  So it's not all about eating the snow...