Monday, July 16, 2012

Cherries Picking

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My posts are all out of order right now, we're time traveling back to June since I'll looking at my pictures on flickr and realized that I didn't have a post of it. We went cherry picking with some friends back in June at Brentwood, CA. It was T's first time and she had a lot of fun. She's a self proclaimed fruit monster so being able to just eat as much cherries as she wanted right off the tree was perfect for her. We even managed to limit ourselves to a mere 7 lbs.

Chris does the climbing for us.
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Farm animals too!
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Safari West - Santa Rosa

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We took the first week of July off. The first idea was to do a road trip up to Portland. Then the reality of actually driving to Portland set in and we decided to just stay more local. We heard about this Safari West place and decided that this would be a good time to check it out. Tickets have to be ordered in advance. T ended up really enjoying it, but I found out after I came back that one of my co-worker really did not enjoyed it. I guess it all depends on how interested your kid is in animal? This is a wildlife preserve/breeding operation specializing in African animals. The animals gets to roam around. No lions or anything, otherwise there will be no animals left. The scariest animal we saw where cheetahs there were in a cage. T was very excited to them though since she was a cheetah for Lion King. We got to go on an hour long ride on these WWII Jeeps that they refashioned into touring vehicles.

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She found a feather, but she's not allow to keep it. So we took a picture instead.
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Baby monkey! I can't remember if she's two weeks or months old...
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There are these cabins/tents on premise that you could rent. We thought about it, but decided against it as it was a bit pricey. It does have a working bathroom and that is the type of "camping" I'm willing to try. Maybe next time.
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The zebras were my favorite and totally unexpected.
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Wildebeests are really not the most attractive looking animals.
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This ostrich is named Goldie. She followed us around for a while looking for food.
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For more information on Safari West:
safariwest.com

Dance Recital June 2012

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T had 3 shows this year. Along with rehearsals, I was at the theater with her as follows:
Monday: 3pm - 7:30pm (rehearsal)
Thursday: 2pm - 8:00pm (rehearsal)
Friday: 4pm - 7:30pm (Lion King performance)
Saturday: 12pm - 6:30pm (1pm show for Sugar Sugar & 5pm show for two excerpt from Lion King)

I don't know about her, but I was exhausted and had to catch up on work since I was barely there that week. Now that she's also going to be in the tap performing company next year year, I think I might as well as take the whole week off work next year. No shows for me though since I was backstage with her the whole time. People who saw it told me they were good (but one of them was C, so maybe not so unbiased here). I got a total of 10 tickets between all three shows and I'm glad all except for one were used. She loves to have people come watch her. I think the musical theater group she joined this past year really helps a lot. She was the youngest in the group and she had to work a bit harder to keep up with the rest of the girls. 

I just can't wait to be king - Lion King
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She was so tiny among all the other girls there were 2-3 years older than her.
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These are from the first rehearsal where they were not wearing any makeup. I should have taken pictures during the final rehearsal instead. No photo or video were allowed during the actual recital. I'll probably have to order the DVD for the Lion King if it's not too late.

Sugar Sugar
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Father's Day 2012

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Matching t-shirts this year from preschool!