Santa Barbara Zoo Day
Mid-February was the perfect time to take the 2 hour trek to Santa Barbara to enjoy the zoo with friends! My friend Jana, my cousin Tiana and her kids, along with my Aunt Lisa met up with Callie, Nathan, and I on a gorgeous sunny 70 degree day in Santa Barbara.
First off we had a picnic lunch (pretty sure all Nathan consumed was one bite of sandwich and a homemade cookie from Gramma Lisa...oh well)
Next up was cardboard hill....
The kids had such a blast sliding down the hill on pieces of cardboard! I was so proud of barely 2 year old Nathan who figured out how to slide down on his own. He is so independent. Sometimes it makes things a lot harder for mama when I am trying to help him do something when we are in a hurry and he yells, "no help!"
Nathan has love love loved having Callie (Lala as he calls her) around! He hasn't really had a chance to bond with her because she has been in grad school since right after he was born. Callie came home at the beginning of February and will be here until the end of March and they have had time to become besties. I am so grateful to Callie who has watched Nathan while I do errands or workout or even played with him outside while I make phone calls or make dinner. I wish she could live with us forever.
Lisa is such an amazing woman and I am grateful that Nathan has another wonderful set of people to act as grandparents to him. I say a boy can never have too many grandmas and a mama can never have too many helpers!
Feeding the Koi fish!
I have to admit, these suckers freaked me out. I was helicopter mom the whole time we were feeding them because I was so freaked out that Nathan was going to fall in and get gobbled up. Tiana kept trying to convince me to try and stick my finger in there to see if they would try and eat it. I asked Aunt Lisa if they had teeth to which she responded, "I don't think so." I needed a definite answer. There's no way I was going to stick my finger in a fishes mouth I wasn't positive was toothless.
|These suckers were HUGE|
It costs 5 bucks a person for this train. Lets just say I hope Nathan enjoyed it 5 dollars worth...cause Callie and I felt like it was highway robbery.
|I love Nathan's "CHEESEEEE" face|