Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Safari Day

We went with some of our good friends, the Crofts, to Natural Bridge, Virginia, where they have this great Safari Park. It was a total BLAST! It was so cool to see so many different kinds of animals and to see them up close and personal. Sometimes a little too up close!! haha! You can see in some of Kevin's pictures he didn't mind that though!haha! All of these pictures are of us at the Park. We all had buckets of "feed" to feed the animals with. Now, my kids are deathly afraid of dogs, but a buffalo .... heck, they have no worries. Nathan was feeding this one buffalo with his hands and just dropping food into its mouth, with his hand almost touching the tongue of the nasty ginormous animal! Oh well, we carried a lot of hand sanitizer thats for sure, and it came in pretty handy...no pun intended.haha! At this park you could walk around and see different animals and then you could either drive your car around the major safari part or you could ride on this wagon. We chose to ride the wagon, which was a ton of fun, but I included a picture in here that we took of a car a couple cars in front of us (while on the wagon) and a camel had stuck its head and neck in this minivan and was eating out of the van. It was hilarious! I'm sure that van needed a major slobbery clean up job when that feeding was over. haha. While we were walking around there was this kangaroo that was just resting right on the pathway we were walking on. It was soooo COOL! The kids hung out with it for a little while and it was so friendly! It was such a fun family day trip! Maybe our next family Safari will be in AFRICA wouldn't that be cool? Anyway, I love all these pictures! I count my blessings every day to have such a sweet, fun, and loving family!




















10 comments:

Tara said...

I think you express yourself quite nicely on your blog. I would LOVE to get together when you're here in November {make sure to contact me}. I am sort of jealous about Boston. That is awesome. My sister and her family loved it. How long will you guys be there?

The safari and berry picking look magical. As you can well imagine we don't have the likes of that sort of thing in the desert. I miss berry picking in the summer and pumpkin patches in the fall {in Nebraska}. I however, do not miss the winter. Snow is pretty, but being cold all of the time bites {I know I'm a big wimp}! You win some you loose some, right?

Becky said...

So the third picture down from the top...Jeromy said the four kids look like little Cullens who have caught their prey and are about to sink their teeth in!

(Cullen is Edward's last name. Not sure if you knew that or not!)

Michelle Campbell said...

I MISS YOU!! I loved those pictures. The ones of Kevin made me laugh out loud. You look GREAT!(as usual). I'm so impresed with your kids and getting out there with the animals. it looks like a really fun place! maybe we should go to VA to check it out. haha. I WISH!! I just got your message btw so I'll call you tomorrow... it's a little late right now. I just posted vacation pics (no reunion ones yet, but they are coming). Love you love you love you!!

Martin Family said...

I have the cutest brother, sister and nieces and nephew ever. I miss you guys o much. I think next year we are going back to Wisconsin to see Kenny's grandparents I really want to take Kenny and show him the church sites maybe if you don't mind we could drive up and visit. I love you guys give the kiddos kisses and hugs for me.

The Scott Family said...

Jessica....HELLO!!!! Oh my goodness, your family has grown since we last saw you. You guys are beautiful!!!!! Congratulations to Kevin on the Harvard residency! He's always been a genius!! We sure miss you guys!

Bryan said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Hey, I just found out that a good colleage of mine is going to CHOP next year for peds. Exciting stuff.

Elise said...

JESSICA! I talked to Bex and she said you FINALLY started a blog. I've been looking for it ever since. I'm glad you left a comment on Becky's! Isn't that fun about Jeromy? So where are you guys going? Your family is so dang cute and I love your darker hair. Can you believe we are almost done with this whole crazy thing? It's CRAZY! Oh, I'm just so happy to have found your blog. We need to chat one of these days too! Tell Kevin hi from the Sykes fam!
♥E

Michelle Campbell said...

Hey Jessica this is Emma. I love your pictures. My blog is cc1995mm.

PTA_Mom said...

How fun!!!! You guys are so cute :-)

Michelle Campbell said...

hey its emma i love the picture of the kids in the train!!! so adorable!!!!!