Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sunday, May 30

Well, today is my birthday - Brenna and I had lots of fun making our pink frosting and pink cake yesterday along with our trip to the zoo. Can't wait to cut into the cake and see how my homemade strawberry cake is (this is my first attempt at a homemade strawberry cake and I did some motifications that I really hope work out :-) Our trip to the zoo. I thought Brenna was going to be our photographer of the day, but after this picture she was just interested in finding popcorn and seeing the animals...

The polor bear was interested in seeing us - it almost looks like he smiles at us in the next one, lol.

The penguins were enjoying a morning swim...
The big fish at the zoo...
The giraffes
Brenna was most interested in having her picture with all the statues in the park - I think we got almost all of them :-)


This cat reminded us of our beloved Abby - we do miss her (although I am not in an hurry to add a cat back to our lives - I have enough cleaning to do with the dog and our house)...
they had little baby leopards at the zoo - so cute, but I didn't get any good pictures of them as Brenna was much more interested in finding the next statue...

I kind of liked this picture even though the bars are what is in focus - at least you can see that the lion was out, lol.
Brenna liked the diggers (and since we have never seen them in operation, she was pretty happy just to sit on them and pretend that they did the digging :-)
the baby bunnies in the "petting" area of the zoo...




loved her face expression below :-)
doesn't she just look so sweet?

the lioness enjoying some sun

picture fun at the bus stop (funny, Brenna was ready to pose and have her picture there and it was not a very pretty spot - the green behind her is the trash can) (but she looks good!)

Our self photo of the day
Hello All!!

Brenna and I had a fairly busy day yesterday. I decided we should go into town by bus in the morning, but as we got closer, I thought about the playground idea I originally had and decided maybe a trip to the zoo would be better. The morning weather was perfect (plus, I knew that I would not be able to bend and play with Brenna at the park - and it isn't much fun to play by yourself). So, we hoped on the train to Karlsruhe and spent our morning at the zoo (we didn't stay long - just enough time to enjoy the animals and some zoo food (hot dogs and popcorn) and then we headed back to our town). I am glad that we did decide to come back home as I had a headache by the afternoon (and I didn't prepare my backpack to be out longer than the morning - I took no snacks and no drinks - good thing the weather wasn't too hot). We found some drinks in town and then took the bus back home (we also found some new shoes for Brenna - hope she gets good use out of them this summer). We made another trip to the store in town and then we made our cake and frosting. Brenna was starting to get tired by this point, but we managed a quick call to daddy and then it was off to bed. We can't wait until he is home today - hopefully all will be on time and he will be home sometime after lunch. (the weather here is rainy all day so it will be a pretty lazy morning indoors here). (in case you are wondering how my back is doing - still stiff (about the same as yesterday), but the pain isn't so bad - probably need to start some stretches today to get some flexibility back to it - ugh - I'm too young to be falling apart!).
Take Care!

4 comments:

Janice said...

Brenna, you look so good in all the shots...we all are so blessed to have you! Mommy, keep flexing your back, you have a lot of years to use it yet!

Gardner's said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AMANDA... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!

mikaysmom said...

Happy Birthday! You will have to let me know how your cake tasted, sounds yummy! Loved all the pics from the zoo. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy the weather before it got rainy! Love you!

DA&B said...

3 people consumed the cake in 2 days, so I would say it had a resounding 3 thumbs up :-) (it has been my favorite cake that I have made over here).