Remember the days when you could go outside for hours to enjoy all the wildlife around you without a coat, hat & gloves? Ellie does:


So these pictures were taken in October…So what?  Uncle Aric made a quick college visit to Denver, but we managed to kidnap him for a few hours of pre-school fun. Those darn kids sure do like Aric, isn’t that right Rowan?


We figured that going to the zoo was the best place for Rowan to do some hippo research for the upcoming dance recital. But why is Drew picking the hippo’s nose? And where is the rest of Drew? Are you wearing camo again scoobie?!


Ah, you’re wearing peacock-camo! We made one failed attempt after another to snatch some peacock feathers for home decor…darn. heck.


Inside the poo-poo smelling house of pachyderms the kids said their farewells to the elephants who lived there. The zoo is building a new habitat and the animals get to hang out in it without snot-nosed kids pounding on the glass all day. I wonder what that feels like?


Here kitty kitty, Uncle Aric’s got a couple of scooby snacks for ya!


We stopped by the gorilla exhibit to say hello to BJ. Looks like he’s still sitting around doing the same thing he’s always been doing…nothin’. Lookin’ sharp BJ!


Drew gives an enthusiastic thumb-up for his new ride. Aric is giving 2 thumbs up because Drew will spur him if he doesn’t. Hyah mule!


My how the tables have turned! But this appears to be a great deal…Especially for Ryan & Aric’s backs!


You’ve seen the milk ads with the fake moustaches on celebrities. This yo-stache is 100% real, and well, Ellie’s face is plastered all over this corner of the internet, so that’s got to count for some kind of star power right?!


(Eleanor just realized she’s a celebrity)


What does a pig and Eleanor have in common? 2 things: messy eater, and made of ham!


We played tag team babysitting awhile back to enjoy some quality quiet time. Rowan seems happy!


 …Or not. It’s ok Rowan, Ellie just wanted to make sure  your baby was in the picture too!


Oops, looks like even I have been duped. It’s a kidnapping! Quick, get that darn kid!