We've really been enjoying learning how to use our Big Green Egg grill, and the results have been tasty! =)
On Friday, Philip grilled burgers, marinated chicken tenderloins, red peppers, and pineapple!
Last night I grilled burgers and marinated veggies!
(Those are pickled onions on top of my burger - I've had them at restaurants and loved them and found out that they are super easy to make!)
Sitting on the patio after a delicious meal, watching these people play in the yard is one of my most favorite things to do!
Playing football the other night
On Saturday, I took the kids to Exploration Place. Our pass comes with unlimited mini golf, so (now that it's open for summer), we checked out the 18 hole course for the first time. Since it had rained that morning, it was pretty wet (some of the holes had Huge puddles on them!) It was a fun, easy course though and will be great to play whenever we go!
Yesterday was finally a day with NO rain! The whole day was beautiful, sunny and about 80 degrees! Philip still had to work (boo), but the kids and I got out to enjoy the weather and headed to the zoo! We hadn't been in a while because of the weather, but now summer is practically here and it was time!!
When we checked in, we were handed a "ticket" for Members only to preview the new (not open yet) Tropical exhibit! It was for two days only and yesterday was the last day! How exciting! It was Really awesome! I only had my fixed lens on my camera, so I wasn't able to get any wide angle shots of the interior (a beautiful rain forest), but here are a few shots of cool stuff we saw!
Keenan remembered the name of this, a Nicobar Pigeon (I'm so impressed!)
Such pretty plumage!
Three cuties in the rain forest
(I love how Keenan posed himself)
This cool bridge is in the middle
Isn't this one cute??
This guy has great hair!
These (pretty big!) bats were just hanging out in the open!
(They had vampires in an enclosure in the dark)
A beautiful hibiscus
A cool walkway that goes under a big pond
(They will be adding sharks soon!)
Check out this guy!
Love this picture of Caleb by the waterfall =)
The orchids were my favorite!
This is out of focus, but isn't that phenomenal??
Keenan took this one of Riah and I =)
What a fun time it was to see the new exhibit!
Looks like the bears are done hibernating, and were actually up and about instead of sleeping ! =)
We love to watch the Prairie Dogs
Little baby ones!
At the tiger exhibit, the two young ones were having a pretty stressful day...
Oh, it's a rough life...
What a big baby
The older one (the mom?) surprised and delighted us all by wading into the pool above the waterfall in her enclosure!
Cannot get enough of these gorgeous animals...
Yup, drinkin' the bath water =)
Balance is so much easier when you use your tongue!
The male lion sunning himself majestically
I found another beauty sunning herself =)
So thankful to have this awesome zoo so close by!