Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friendly Competition

This summer Erin decided she finally wanted to swim underwater...
After she saw her friend Hallie doing it so well.

This summer Erin also learned to ride her bike with no training wheels...
Because Anna could.

Today, Erin mastered the monkey bars at the zoo.
Motivation? Erica & Aleicyn.

Sometimes, all the girl needs is just a little inspiration to do just as well as others. She gets that from her Dad.
All it took was a little determination & competitive nature. She had the skill all along.

This also happened to be our first ever Girl Scout outing. About half of our troop came.
We also had a tagalong. Oh wait, cookie reference.

We saw a newborn giraffe, less than 24 hours old. We were told to walk quietly around her & the mom giraffe. She was a new mom. That's all we need to say about that. I pictured her charging us if we disturbed her little one napping.

Luke obviously still has some unresolved goat issues leftover from our last trip.

We had a good time. And as always, it's just not a good day until someone leaves crying.

1 comment:

  1. Ashleigh,
    I love your last line. Isn't that the truth? :) What a fun time for Erin as she learns so many new things. Don't blink. Luke will be following along right behind her. Hugs to you, my friend!