Sunday, October 4, 2009

Weekend with the Animals and the Fishes

We got a last minute visit from the Fish's...always a fun thing! Thursday night Kirby was able to help out with my shoe party (more on that later); it was so much fun and great to have the extra help! While Ryan and Scott went and played tennis and hot tubbed. Best of both worlds! Friday morning we headed off to The Wild Animal Park. All four of us had never been and having free passes gave us every reason to go check it out! Way cooler than I thought it would be! The San Diego Zoo is hard to top, but I kinda feel this out does it hands down. Or maybe it was just the good company and the fact that Camryn is starting to appreciate all the animals.

Since our camera is being fixed we were able to use Scott and Kirby's, which is WAY nicer. Man we need one like theirs!

Scott petting an African Deer. We were so fascinated by this, minus Kirby who wouldn't dare touch them! You can feed them leaves and they are SO nice but extremly scratchy!
Trying to get proof that they eat from your hand and that Camryn liked them, didn't work out all that well!

Inside the Aviary. Don't worry that this bird ate a hole in Ryan's shirt and then right after this picture was taken the birds freaked out and 20+ birds flew over our heads squawking. I am pretty sure we all got peed on!

This place is so cool because you really are able to see the animals so well and not blocked by huge fences. They have SO much room to roam and makes for great pictures. Each time Camryn saw an animal she says, "Whoa! Wow!" She gets so excited. Too bad we saw all these cool African animals and she still loves flamingoes and ducks the most!

Checking out a jaguar she is getting way too old! She is also back to pulling out her bows again. At least her hair is starting to finally come in though now!

The rest of the weekend went from hanging out at the Romney's beach house in La Jolla right on the beach to a garage sale the next day! Couldn't be more opposite! But I did make $350! Thanks to my MIL who is redoing their house, I got half! Hopefully it wan't too boring for Kirby and Scott since we spent most of the day hanging out and shopping at the outlets. It was so great having these guys in town to watch conference with, laugh a lot and have great conversation! We love them to death and wish they lived closer!

17 comments:

Kirby said...

Wow you were so on top of posting, way to go!! So sad that we are home, we wish we were still there with you guys! I am already trying to plan our next trip. :)

Trent & Brooke said...

soo fun! i LOve the wild animal park-- probably more than the zoo! And Camryn IS getting so big! She is so pretty!

Oh and you definitely made way more than me at your garage sale-- they are fun though huh?!

miss you guys!

Carrie said...

My oh my! Look at that big little girl! Can't wait to see you guys next month! The park looks real neat. Someday I want to vacay at your house again!

Brenda said...

What a great friend Kirby is to help out with your shoe party and the garage sale! I'm glad you have money to play with. That was the easiest money I've made, supplying the stuff and not having to sell it. Although I'm fortunate to see Camryn often, I'm still amazed when I see her in pictures, she looks so darn old...one year old October 15th! What a beauty!!! I'm proud of you Erica for all of your hard work. I love you!

Brittany and Derek said...

I'm bummed that we missed you and the company this weekend! Our timing is always off! Glad to hear about the shoe party and the garage sale! btw....you are looking crazy skinny!

lauren ann said...

Erika... can I just give you a shout out from your amazing talent- you have your own company?!? I love it, and love that you are behind it all- congrats. I am currently trying to narrow down which of all the cute shoes I am going to buy. I am so impressed. Congrats on all of this- If you ever want to do a show in Utah, I would be happy to host one.

Karen M. said...

I love the title to your post-very cute! Sounds like the weekend couldn't have worked out better. Camryn is looking so grown up and way too cute! I love how her hair looks now. There was a cousin that loved "flabingos" too, remember? I bet the backpack worked out great there so Camryn could see everything. Can't wait to see you soon!

nikki said...

You guys have such a knack for packing a weekend full of fun things. We have wanted to go to the WAP and have never - so I hope we can come visit you and do it some time soon. Camryn is looking so big! Can't believe her bday is almost here!

Congrats on your garage sale money and I can't wait to hear the details on your 1st shoe party!

Amy said...

Clever title! I meant to call you so much this weekend to hear all about the shoe party but I kept thinking I'd be interrupting friend/confernce stuff. I'll try to call today (if my kids will let me... they won't let me out of their sight!). LOVE the last picture of Camryn looking so big. Can't wait to see you and her and Ryan too in HAWAII!!

Jenie said...

What cute pictures and Camryn is so darling. I can't believe she's almost a year old. Erica you are so tiny. Glad you guys had such a fun weekend and I love the black shoes that are the "new arrival". Congratulations on your new business...I'm keeping tabs on your inventory. :)

Amanda said...

The WAP is amazing! I used to go there for field trips for zoology class. I hope Kirby said "hi" to you guys from me when I talked to her on Friday. I'm jealous all you guys get to spend time together every once in a while. I live so freakin' far away that it's not even a possibility :(

Chase and Nichole said...

Can I say I am jealous of how many comments you always get on your posts! Am I a nerd? I seriously love reading comments and you are one of my regulars! Anyway, looked like a fun weekend! I love the pic of Ryan and Camryn with the birds! And that sucks it ate a hole through his shirt, but better his than yours, right?! Camryn is getting so big! I can't wait to hear all about her first birthday

Kathy said...

Camryn is the cutest! Love her little outfit. :)

Nichelle said...

camryn is so big already! aren't moms supposed to have motherly bodies after babies? erica why are you getting hotter and hotter? you look so pretty! i want to go to the wild animal park

The Davenports said...

Cute pics! Camryns outfit is adorable but so is yours!! I love your jean shorts! Ryan looks great too, don't want to leave him out :) We should try and get together sometime soon, let me know when you guys are free.

Heather and Ben said...

Cute pictures! I have to say I'm pretty jealous you guys are still wearing shorts. I wore my winter coat to work yesterday....sad day!

We need to move to Cali, end of discussion!

Lonnie and Lindsay Fox said...

Ryan- That pic with the birds made me laugh. It made me think of Spain and you screaming every time one landed on you. At least parrots seem a lot more sanitary than pigeons