Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Labor Day, Zoo, Concert

Boy, have I got some catching up to do! There's been lots going on, so I'll start with three segments; Labor Day weekend, our zoo trip and an exciting concert!

Labor Day Weekend
We decided for Labor Day weekend to go up to the Heritage Festival in Heber City and then ride the Heber Valley Railroad over to Swiss Days. None of us have ever ridden the railroad before, so it was an adventure!

This is the mini train ride at the Heritage festival. (As you can see, there weren't m(any) people at the Heritage Festival.) (But then again, that was Friday afternoon, maybe there were more on Saturday.)

Here is Sierra jumping in the bounce house - she's never done that before so she wasn't quite sure what to do. At least she had the bounce house all to herself.

Here we are at the train depot!

Sierra looking cool on the train!

It was a fun ride!

When we got to the other end, we had to board a bus to get to Swiss Days. Sierra wanted to drive the bus. Um...cute, but I don't think so. Yet. hehe

Swiss Days

Where we saw a yodeller - Yoda-lay-he-hooooo!!!
The Zoo
We had a great time at the zoo with my friend, Cherish, and saw many things, including:

Baby Zuri - sooo cute!
the giraffes

and a gaggle of bats in the "Nature's Nightmares" exhibit! (Are they called a gaggle?) hehe To me, they look like a bunch of chihuahuas hanging upside down - look at their faces! LOL

And we rode the train, what fun! (Sierra's face could use a good scrubbing! We had a treat too, as you can tell!)

Here she is at the playground sitting on a giant caterpillar,

a spider, (sorry, for those who don't like to look at such things)

and a crocodile!! Don't get any closer to those giant jaws, baby!

And here she's sitting on the trunk of a giant Elephant that spits water at you and makes funny sounds. It was a great day! Thanks for taking us up, Cherish!

The Concert
My cousin, Porter, was in a band called "Ask For the Future" before he passed away last March. They got together and played a concert in my Aunt and Uncle's backyard for his birthday on September 13th. It was a wonderful concert filled with nice music, friends, family, and a yummy cake and goodies too! Thanks Uncle Mark and Aunt Susette for hosting this concert in your backyard, it was very enjoyable!

Sierra just wandered on over to some stranger's lap and crawled in! (Sorry, I don't know your names, but thank you for entertaining Sierra all evening, she loved it!)