Sunday, August 27, 2006

The East Bay

Rachel and I got to spend a few very relaxing days in Elk Rapids with the fam before the busy school year starts. We were SOOOO thankful that we had one day of sunshine so that Daddy-O could take us across the bay to do some snorkling around the sunken "ship"... Sammie's pooch Boe got to do some snorkling too :o)

Monday, August 21, 2006

Monkey Poo

Good 'ol John Ball Park Zoo.
Kris goes back to "the grind" tomorrow... getting ready for the new group of students who will be blessed with his God given talent as a middle school teacher this year.......

SOOOOO... to celebrate... and mark the end of a FANTASTIC summer, filled with long afternoon naps.... We headed off to yet another zoo.

We learned that monkeys just plain poop a lot.
- Leanne

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Maggie's great uncle... twice removed

Crazy Dog

We think this may be one of Maggie's distant relatives. ... She is not, however, QUITE as bipolar...

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Zebra Snot.

What do you call a dishonest feline?


Kris and I spent the day at Binder Park Zoo... We walked through "Africa" and were licked by some spoiled giraffes... We saw a Alligator Snapping Turtle named "Crunch" that was born before the Civil War....

... we saw a Red Panda, followed around a couple of Peacocks... watched a pack of wolves take a really looooooooong nap.... took pictures with a couple of fisty Lemur's ....

.... watched the Wallabies dig around for bugs... were growled at by some very large Emus.... Spent a good 15 minutes watching this little guy show off for the crowd....

As we left the zoo, Kris made sure to mark his territory.... so that people knew we were there... and that we shall return!

Friday, August 04, 2006


These two felt left out. Just because Chester doesn't like to play in our pool, doesn't mean he leads an uneventful existance. He is always busy napping on the front porch, napping on our bed, napping on the living room floor and playing fetch.

Dakota also dislikes the kiddie pool. Here she is pictured laughing at Maggie for soaking herself and looking like a drowned rat. Dakota would rather significantly lower the local squirel population... ...she has already gotten a great start.