Friday, July 22, 2011

Performance Time!

After 6 months of dance class, Payton and Ella finally had their big recital. Prior to the big day they performed their tap routine at 2 outdoor shows in order to get some on stage practice. For their first time in front of a crowd they did awesome.

As usual, Ella was happy to prose for a picture before we left for the show.

Payton was clearly not as thrilled with me wanting to take her picture. I believe we had some issues with hair brushing or itchy tights. At least we made it out of the house.

Payton turned it around when it came time to dance.

Their tap dance is to the song Supercalifragilistic from Mary Poppins.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Oakland Zoo

We were very lucky to be invited to spend the day at the Oakland Zoo to celebrate Trevor's 5th Birthday. Trevor is a friend of Payton's from her preschool class and she was so excited to go to his party. The day included, checking out the animals, a picnic lunch, yummy monkey and tiger cupcakes, zoo animal bingo, and a few rides to close out the party.

Ella, Trevor, and Payton climbing the Tomato Frog.

I think the Fruit Bats are the coolest animal at the zoo.

Ellia, Ella, and Trevor enjoyed the goats.

Our last stop at he zoo was the carnival area. Kylinn and Ella clearly had a blast driving the fire engine.

Trevor and Payton were also driving buddies.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

California Academy of Sciences

Payton love reptiles, so we definitely had to vist the Academy of Sciences while the special "snakes and lizards exhibit" was in town. It was well worth it. They had some amazing animals. Payton absolutely loved it! Ella is not really a fan of these types of critters, but everyone still had a great time.

Ella putting together the snake skeleton.

Payton at he Galapagos Tortoise exhibit.