On our trip to the zoo the flamingos
Me, Emily and Cathy( Rick's 2 sisters) in front of the bronze elephants
Reece and Mommy feeding the giraffe who was too little to nurse
Reece, Emma, Angela and Bethany( their cousins)
on a Jacksonville Jaguar
Adeline took this Easter basket away from Reece during the egg hunt
Rick, Dave and Christian recline in manly luxury
The day after Easter we packed up our minivan and headed out East, to the land of Ponce DE Leon. We decided to visit family and stayed 2 days with Rick's two sisters. The kids of course LOVE Love Love to see their cousins! The first night there, they even had a Jacksonville's Next Top Model Fashion show for us. We went to the zoo on Tuesday and scared poor Emma to tears when we headed to the Australia exhibit. Her older cousin said, " hey let's visit Australia next!" Emma turned to Cathy and I and asked how long it takes to get to Australia. I said either an entire day on an airplane or sitting on a boat for weeks. She asked if you could get there by car and I said No. She immediately held her feet firmly to the sidewalk and refused to go a step further and then started crying. She actually thought we were on our way to Australia. Little did she know the Australia we were talking about was 20 paces away. It was hard not to laugh at those big tears. But a Hawaiian shaved ice flavored with bubble gum and watermelon clears everything up. Well, no sightings of Cecil B the wild turkey outside Emily's condo this year. But we did have a run in with Nemo the orange cat next door. Thanks Dave for the delicious Tuna Steak and Salmon, what a great Polish brother-in -law.