Before heading to the Grapevine Fireworks on the 4th of July, we headed to the Fort Worth Zoo. Lennox woke up excited to head out to see the animals. She was decked out in red white and blue as well. Check out this cute dress that her Mimi made! I think the sunglasses just put the cuteness over the top!
We saw some of her favorite animals including the Meerkats….
The giraffes… the baby is getting big!
The “baby” (aka 17 years old) elephant. Her name is Bluebonnet and she was the first one born at this zoo. Her mama is there too who I believe is in her 40′s.
Every time we go to the zoo, we always take a picture with the elephants. It’s fun to have the same photos over and over to watch how Lennox has grown!
Lennox was so excited to see the Hippos!Lennox and I also went into the bird area and fed the parrots. Dad had to stay outside, I don’t think Lennox could EVER convince him to go in there. Lennox had fun feeding all of them too.
Lastly, before heading out – the zookeeper had a snake out and I was surprised that Lennox actually went up and touched it! Dad did too – mom on the other hand, I stayed way, thank you very much!We love heading to the zoo – it’s fun to see Lennox get excited for all the animals!
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Independence Day week/weekend these past few days!
I’ve seen lots of family time and fun festivities on Facebook that everyone is doing. I really do miss 4th of July back in my home town, Chatham – Cape Cod, but since that just isn’t a possibility most years for us, we have found some new fun traditions! We always end the day with heading out to a park around Lake Grapevine, in Grapevine TX. My brother and sister-in-law know the owners of the firework company so we have scoped out the best spot to sit and get there early to enjoy the summer evening.
It is an evening, that thankfully this year was pretty bearable (head wise), full of playing catch & football….
Dressing up like silly little people….
Spending time with family…
Eating yummy treats….
Blowing bubbles with Uncle Kevin….
Having WAY too many glow sticks (actually, I don’t think its possible to have too many!)
…and then of course, ending the evening with a fantastic show of Fireworks!
So although I would love to bring Lennox to the tradition fourth of July parade that we have back home or even here – I haven’t found a good one yet. I will have to be on the look out for more next year! Until then, this was a great way to spend the evening and celebrate America’s Birthday!
How do you celebrate the 4th of July with your family?
Memorial day is this weekend – with memorial day comes cook outs, get togethers, long weekends and patriotic celebrations. Of course, on Pinterest there are hundreds of red, white and blue treats. I have pinned so many, I thought I would pull together a few of my favorites! I plan on making some of these myself for our annual block party coming up!
Red White & Blue Cake
Patriotic Pudding Pops
I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend and has some yummy patriotic treats!