Friday, August 1, 2008

A few things we have been up to...

Mark and I took the kids to the St. Louis Zoo to see the Dinoroarus exhibit. Gavin loves dinosaurs and has really been wanting to go. They had life size dinosaurs that moved and roared. One of them even spit water at the kids. It was a really fun exhibit and the kids really had a good time.

Madison was very hesitant and didn't dare turn her back on the dinosaurs which made it difficult to get a picture. She also wanted to touch them because she was amazed that they moved. When I tried to help her touch one she was too scared. When we got home she told everyone that the dinosaurs had batteries.

Gavin kept his distance from this dinosaur becuase it was the one that spit water all over him.

Mark really enjoyed the exhibit too!

This is the Tyrannasaurus Rex. This is the dinosaur that Gavin was so anxious to see. Gavin brought his camera and took pictures of all the dinosaurs himself. He really had a good time and is trying to talk us into taking him again before September.

My parents came to visit a few weeks ago and we went to Grant's Farm for my nephew's birthday. Gavin and Madison always enjoy feeding the goats and petting the animals. Madison is such an animal lover and it's hard to get her out of the pen. Usually the goats start eating her clothes so that makes her get out a little quicker. We sure had a fun visit with Grandpa and Grandma Binks!

Gavin always had a herd of goats following him.

Madison enjoyed feeding the goats. I think the goats were probably a little frustrated because she would only feed them for a second. She wanted to make sure none of the goats went hungry so she tried to feed every one.

I think Madison gave a hug to every goat in the pen. She sure loves animals.

A fun picture with Grandpa and Grandma.

And finally our most exciting update is we are having a baby! I am due January 1. Gavin and Madison are so excited and can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl. Of course Gavin wants a brother and Madison wants a sister. Although Madison says quite frequently that I am going to have both. The ultrasound is scheduled for August 12 so stay tuned!


Kim said...

Congrats! I am so excited for you to have another baby. How have you been feeling? I can't wait to hear if it is a boy or girl. We saw the same dinosaurs last year. My kids loved it too! It was really fun.

Shelly said...

Yay Kory! Congratulations. I am so excited for you. I can't wait to see if it is a boy or a girl. It looks like you guys are having a great summer.

About Us said...

Congratulations! As I was reading your post I actually thought "I wonder when they will have another baby?" And then the exciting news. That dinsosaur exhibit looks awesome. P.S. love your hair.

Joe and Amy said...

I've been waiting for this post! I keep checking back, wondering how you are feeling!

We missed seeing you on the 24th.

Can't wait to see what you're having!

...and I can't believe that Madison is so brave around all of those animals. My girls would have been freaking out! But then, I remember going to feed the chickens and sheep with Lori and I was always screaming and running away from all the animals. We must all be genetically predisposed to being animal lovers/non-lovers.

Jodi Gallagher said...

Congrats! That is so great! Your kids are darling and it will be fun to see the next little one! Hope you're feeling good!

mindi said...

i don't blame madison- i wouldn't want those dinosaurs sneaking up on me either! congrats on the baby!

vest said...

yay!!! congrats!!! we're so excited for you! we can't wait to hear more. the dinosaur park and grant's farm looks like it was a blast! its good to see that you're having a great summer! fun!

salisbury family said...

I haven't officially congratulated you so congrats!!! You will have to let me know what you are having. We all miss you a lot (especially Anna and Jonah they still talk about Gavin and Madison All the time.) It looks like you guys are having a lot of fun this summer. Hope all is well