We went before the zoo oficially opened & they let members in while the zoo keepers are feeding and still taking care of the animals so you can watch! It was pretty cool. This little guy is rarely seen--he's always hiding in the bushes, so it was very fun to see him even if his poor little knees were wobbling with nervousness!
My favorite little animal!
Isn't it gorgeous?
Dave gets some great shots with our new camera.
All the times we've been to the tucsson zoo, the sun bears have always been gone. This time they were there! I think they scared Abby a little.
Dave's inspiration (for his comic--- you should check it out every M-W-Friday if you don't already! www.animalwardcomic.com It's a riot!)
Camping was AWESOME! We camped up at at the top of Mount Graham by this amazing lake! It was extremely cold up there, but refreshing for a change. Ok, so it was amazing, but freeeezing cold--note the thick coat & gloves. Yes, this is where Abby fell in the lake...and two days later her pants and jacket were still soaking wet! Awesome. This picture makes me think of Mill Hollow or Parent Trap. It was fun to camp by a lake! Abby LOVED being able to play with cousins night and day! They were on a "boat" in this picture.
The lake was breathtaking even if you couldn't feel your toes. :)
This is one of the cannons that Grandpa Talbot MADE! It is amazing to see all he has made and hear him talk about all he knows! I love it! He did a demonstration & presentation for a group while we were up in Utah and it was awesome to watch! Dave will have to get on here and write some of the details about all his cannons that I can't remember.
Aunt Tammy was a huge help with the kids! (HUGE THANKS!) Dave was taking pictures/filming and I could only cover the ears of one kid when the loud "BOOMS" of the cannons shot out. Abby has called Grandpa Talbot, Grandpa BOOM ever since this day! I'm sure he doesn't mind! :)
Dave trying out the bugle! I love Dad's look on his face...it's almost a smirk like "go ahead and try"! Hehe!
Mom and Dad Omer dressed in pioneer clothes and helped Grandpa out with a lot of the demo. I really like this picture!
This one makes me giggle a little- it looks like Mom is about to do a dance for everyone or something! lol
I love this picture of Grandpa Talbot! He's smiling! :D
Jay & Grandpa getting ready for another "Boom"!
Uncle Jay with one of the "big bullets" (as a girl would say) that Gramps made.
The target on the mountain side--it's kinda hard to see, but it was an orange circle up there.
There was a little stream that was nearby. Abby was kind of afraid of it!?
Abby meets Turkey. The gobbling was actually kinda scary!
Dave's brother Dan...he's the one in the orange! :)
Dan, Roz and their son Adam met us at the Wheeler Farm one afternoon. It was SO much fun hanging out with them. And the kids loved the animals! (totally free if you're up in the SLC area and have never been)
Spring is the best time to go...lots of babies! Granted, geese aren't that nice, so watch out!
This and the next picture just turned out awesome, so I had to post them. This porker was huge!
This one had the coolest hat or hair i've ever seen!
I think Abby feels like she is part duck. She does have a good quack going on.
Petting the baby goats....kids? Is that right?
Ok...swine flu galore! Watch out! This pig sneezed BIG time! It made Dan jump 10 ft! It was awesome!
This sheep wanted out! It would not be quiet, and I swear got to a spot where it could've jumped out of it's pen! Baaaaaaaa....ck up!
Thank goodness she can't drive until she's 16, and she doesn't live on a farm! lol