Monday, September 22, 2008

my resurrected hobby

Well as most of you know I do like to dabble in the paint from time to time. This is my newest painting that is hanging above our bed. My creative juices have been flowing lately so if you are reading this and you are a part of the Knisley christmas exchange be prepared for some art if I get your name! haha

Slumber party!

This past week was Sophies first slumber party with her auntie Heidi. We had so much fun! We went to joanne fabrics to get some crafts and shop. Sophie picked out some halloween masks of a pumpkin and a frankenstein. We got some paint and some brushes and after about an hour of finding stickers, books, toys, and playing in the feather boas we headed to the house. We painted our masks out on the patio after we fed the ducks in the pond. Soph wanted to paint the pumpkin so I took the "monter" aka frankenstein monster. Soph took a good nap and as promised we headed to the covered bridge park in pickerington after she woke up. Soph got to slide for hours! She tried the swings but after taking a tumble backwards and laughing she was done with swinging. We took a walk over to the covered bridge where we tried to find some bullfrogs, we didn't hear any and Soph told me "they napn". We had a very fun filled day and after a hilarious bath time we watched sleeping beauty and ate sherbet. Soph slept all night through and woke up the next morning wanting to go back to "Nates farm" (the park) again with uncle Nate. She got to slide for a few hours and she even got to show uncle Nate the bridge with bullfrogs, which were still napn'. Soph eventually had to return to mom and dad and I cried for 3 hours after we came back home without her! No joke! (poor Nate) haha. I miss her very much but I'm sure we will be having another slumber party very soon! I love her and she is one of the greatest joys in my life!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A day at the zoo

Today Nathan and I decided since we were out (unexpected trip to the dentist) that we would make the most of the beautiful day and go to the zoo. After the dentist I was not suppose to eat or drink for a half hour so... Nate decided we would eat at the zoo! (BAD IDEA). We got there noticing many new, nice changes. Zoombeezi bay was now there and the opening gate to the zoo entrance was remodeled since our last trip. We shortly were in search of some food (after all it was 1:30 and we had not eaten since b-fast at 9). All I truly wanted was a soft pretzel... we searched high and low, between many animal exhibits and found nothing of the kind. We settled on charleys steakery thinking it would be ok. WRONG! It was the next best thing to "street meat" yuck! Nate ate the sammi and I had some of his fries (thinking, I'll just get some ice cream later). We walked around and saw all the animals, skipping the north american exhibits... we see those all the time. Nates favorite exhibit was monkeys and my favorite thing was an Australian tree kangaroo. He was sooo cute! He looked like a stuffed animal eating what appeared to be a hot dog. There were many "new arrivals" including the silver leaf monkeys who's babies were bright orange! So, so, so cute! He had just been born on august 8. Several of the monkey families had babies; some we got to see and some were hiding. The fishing cat had kittens too. After several hours of a lovely day at the zoo, I was starving and ready to hang up the flip flops. Sorry there are no pictures, had I known we were going I would have brought the camera along. Next trip to the zoo will be for the zoo lights.... I will be sure to bring my camera along! ps. I never got my ice cream either!!!!