I have been married to my highschool sweetheart for 14 years. We were blessed with the birth our daughter and son on February 15th 2008. They were born 12 weeks early, but came into this world as fighters. This is the story of us being the best Mom and Dad we know how to be and raising 2 amazing children.
This weekend we decided to take a short road trip to the Arbuckle Mountains...yes, you read that right. Oklahoma isn't all flat! Some may call them hills, but you get my point! ;-) Mommy forgot the real camera, so here is our trip in iPhone pictures.
Luke and Molly using the headphones on the way there.
We actually rented a nice A frame house overlooking Arbuckle Lake with a huge deck...only problem was the opening in the railing was way to wide for this mommy. The house also had one of those spiral metal staircases. My nerves would have been shot if we stayed, so I called the owner to see if she had anything else available. Thank goodness she had a log cabin close by. Of course it wasn't on the lake, but with this heat and drought nothing really is right on the lake, right ?!?!
Here is a picture of M & L enjoying the hot (cold) tub! They had a ball playing in there!
Our first adventure was Arbuckle Wilderness. It is a huge drive through animal park were you can feed the animals right out of your car window. I hadn't been there since I was a kid. M & L enjoyed it. The Zebra was my favorite!
Of course we stopped into the gift shop for a souvenir. L picked out a play set and M picked out a stuffed lemur with a baby lemur.
After picking out their souvenirs we walked over to a play area. They had fun playing on these motorized toys. :)
The next day we headed to GW exotic animal park. They have over 190 large cats. Most of those have been rescued from poor living environments. They also have bears, monkeys, birds, wolfs and lots more. They run strictly off donations. They strive to make the living environments as best as possible for the animals despite being caged up. You can tell it is their passion.
These cats are so pretty!
Cletus the camel! Luke thought he was pretty funny!
At the end of the tour we got to go into a petting area to play with the baby tigers. They were so adorable!! I wish they stayed small because I would so want one!
The playing turned a little rough when one tried to take my sons leg off!
So Luke made friends with this little wiener dog! A little more his size! So sweet!
We had a great time! It was way too hot, but we didn't let that spoil our fun! :) Have a great week friends!
Once again I am slacking in the blogging department! Just so you know all is still well in the Mays household I thought I would share our week with camera pics again! Enjoy! I promise to stop neglecting my blog soon! :)
I got this cute picture sent to me at work! M & L cooked cookies with Daddy! This is them sampling the fruits of their labor! Can you tell Sissy loved them!
Miss Priss got her very first big girl purse this week! She put it on her shoulder like she had been carrying one for years! Cracked me up! :)
My sweet little boy climbing like he is a monkey! He got these wolf ears at Great Wolf Lodge. Every now and then he sports them around the house! Super cute!
I am a sucker for babies and little kids in sunglasses! I think they look so super cute!
5 minutes later she has them on top of her head...wonder where she gets that? ;-) (see her purse on the seat, big girl)
Can't leave out Bub...I caught him off guard when I asked him to put his on. He got them on upside-down! Still super cute! :)
When Samantha at Mommy to a princess asked me if I would be interested in writing a guest post related to anything preemie I jumped at the chance! I feel very honored she asked...who knows she may just ask me to write another one someday!! ;-) She is a mommy to a precious baby girl born at 29 weeks. Roxy is now almost 2 and doing great! Thanks so much Samantha for this honor!
Friday night I popped some popcorn and rented Mars need Moms on demand. Molly and Luke loved the popcorn, but the movie was over their head! Still a sweet picture moment! :)
I got off early on Friday, so I took M & L to get some ice cream. When asked what flavor he wanted Luke said nilla!
Well my baby boy got just that! Yummy!
I found someone hiding in our closet. He looks really mad in this picture! :)
Miss Priss was watching me get ready one morning. I was applying my makeup and she saw some purple eye shadow. She exclaimed in a very excited voice "That's my favorite color" grabbing the eye shadow. Since it wasn't anything I use I allowed her to copy me applying eye shadow. I was not really paying attention as she was applying, so when she turned around and exclaimed "I'm done, mommy" I about lost it. Talk about away to start out my morning! Loved it!
I can't remember the last time I got a picture of them both smiling at the same time! Even though poor quality I love this picture! These smiles melt my heart on a daily basis! Love them!
Bring on the snow!! I am totally not a fan of the white stuff either!! I am just so tired of these +100 degree days! It is pretty sad when the weatherman says enjoy today because the high is just going to be 102! Really?!?!