• Finished Quilts in 2010

    Click pictures for full details! Julia's Field of Blessings See Mom, I *Can* Make Snowmen in Texas! All Shook Up Pansies & Primroses Vintage Spring Vintage Baby A Bad Copy
  • Finished Quilts in 2009

    Click pictures for full details! Sunshine & Swimming Pools Loving Hands Boy Woogies Carina's Quilt Front Charity Quilt 1 Charity Quilt 2
  • Finished Quilts: Previous Years

    My sister's quilt Elena's Signature Quilt Cosmic Spiral Simona's Flower Garden ...And Everything Nice The Wool Quilt The Original Woogie
  • Finished Craft Projects

    Traveling Car Playmat Brown Bear Matching Cards
  • Finished Girls’ Dresses & Costumes

  • Quilt To Do List

    *Julia's "Baby" Quilt
    *Bethlehem Quilt
    *Kaffe Fassett String Quilt
    *Star Happy Batik Quilt
    *Red & Tan Single Wedding Ring Quilt (blocks made)
    *Batik Charm Square Quilt
    *Lingerie Quilt
    *Purple & Gold Mystery Quilt (just needs quilting!)
    *Eagle paper-pieced Quilt (@ half pieced)
  • Other Craft Project To Do List

    *Alphabet Matching Card Game
    *Apple/Pear Dress for Elena
    *Pillow Case Dress for Julia
    *Knit Dress for Elena (need to do post!)
    *Knit Shorts for Me

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Yay!  I finally have access to the computer with photos!  I hope to have some quilt block pictures to share tomorrow, but in the meantime I thought I’d show Round 1 of our Colorado vacation pictures.  (I know, I can hear the excitement from here b/c other people’s vacation photos are simply The. Best.)  🙂

Anyway, our first full day in Colorado we spent at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  It is small, but totally awesome.  I mean Look!  You can feed the giraffes!Julia feeding the giraffes

They had a couple dozen giraffes and a walkway built high around it.  You obviously couldn’t feed the giraffes just anything, although Julia tried to give them popcorn.  You bought special giraffe crackers for cheap and then found a willing giraffe.  You could feed them over the fence as we did, but the little ones could also feed them through the fence posts. 

The girls and I feeding the giraffes

Julia LOVED it, and wanted to feed them her popcorn too.  Elena was a bit grossed out by their tongues and wanted down pretty quickly!

The zoo really is built on the side of the mountain, and you actually climb the equivalent of an 11 story building from the entrance up to the grizzly bears at the top.

I don’t have any pictures of the real grizzly bears (which was an awesome exhibit), but here are ours (with their cousins whom we were visiting):

GGGRRRRRrrrrr!

And here’s an example of the great views of Colorado Springs you got as you kept climbing up the zoo.

Colorado Springs below

Another exhibit the girls LOVED and that we spent forever in was with the sea otters.  They had a bunch of them and they were so playful!

 Sea OttersFun Sea Otters

Another window to the sea otters

But, wouldn’t you know it, one of the biggest hits of the zoo were…the animal benches. 

Elena and the Rhino

Ha!  Who cares about REAL animals when you can climb on the fake ones!

'Raffe!  'Raffe!

The girls had a great time.  The animals were mostly awake, the tigers played like kitty cats, and we walked in 80 degree temps instead of the 100s.  Heaven!

Happy Girl!

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