Richmond Zoo

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Last Saturday we spontaneously decided to drive to the Richmond Zoo. It is a small, privately owned zoo but we had a fabulous time. The weather was cool (for July) and breezy. Everything was perfect. Afterwards, we went out for Mexican food and to Nordstrom's for the big anniversary sale! How much better can a Saturday get? Miss Kate got her very first pair of sneakers (pink). The bad news is that she has a wide foot. That could seriously limit our future shoe fashion choices!

P.S. Notice the way Kate holds on to Dave's ears when she is on his shoulders. I think it is hilarious. She also tries to put her dress (or shirt) over his head. She's a funny little girl.


  1. What fun! I love going to the zoo with the boys.

  2. Adorable! I love how Kate not only matches Mommy but also her sno-cone.

    Lindy likes putting her fingers in my husband's ears, too. Funny...

    Looks like a fun day for all.

  3. That is so funny how she is holding on to his ears. What a crack up!

    I love you two both in lime. Adorable.

  4. What a great time. I like the piggy back photos.

  5. My girls love the zoo! While in China we took them to the zoo in Nanning. They've been to the National Zoo here as well as all the little private zoos near our home. Too cute. Are you referring to Richmond, VA? I'm going to be down that way in August. King's Dominion...

  6. It is always so much fun to go to the zoo, as long as its not so hot and sounds like you guys had a great day and the animals were out. I love the sweet little things that Kate does, shirt over dad's head, holding on to his ear, those are precious things that one day you will look back and remember happy times!!!

  7. Oh, Kim, what wonderful pictures. What a fun day. Your family is soooooooo beautiful.... could those sweet faces be any cuter with their snow cones.... Impossible.
    Hannah has a wide foot too.
    I do know of two photographers in my area... I know they do beach photos... I think they are quite expensive but let me know if you want me to find their info. I have seen some of their work and it is beautiful.
    Also I will make you a disc of the pics I take of you all and send it too you...
    Can't wait!

  8. Love all the pics..too cute! Looks like the kids had a blast! And I'm sure the Mexican food was amazing! mmm.. my fav! =)

  9. Such cute photos! I love that Kate had her finger IN Dave's ear! Now of course I really want a snow cone. You always look so amazing by the way. What size clothing does Kate wear right now? No particular reason...just curious ;)

    By the way...sorry for the long message that I left you. I incessantly ramble sometimes. I'm sure you're not shocked, and I hope it wasn't too bad. Hopefully we can talk soon.


  10. Hi Kim, Sunshine's feet used to be "wide" too, but now that she's 6, they aren't anymore!? Go figure!

    Snick :)
    dd Sunshine, home for almost 6 yrs
    dd BRilliance, home for 2.5 weeks now

  11. Those are great pictures, and I love how the slideshow works. I have never done a slideshow.

  12. What sweet pictures! Looks like everyone had a great time!

  13. I am still hooked on your blog Kimber although I haven't commented in a while.

    Yours is the first blog I read!

    If you recall our daughters are from the same orphanage/town-Nanfeng. It is so fun for me to see how adorable little Kate is getting-just blossoming under your families care! Your sons are so sweet and remind me of my son Jack.

    I just love reading about your family and all the neat things you do together.
    (I also love the anniversary sale @ Nordstrom)
    You are wonderful writer and an especially wonderful loving mother.

    My travel group is planning to take our daughters back to Nanfeng, China in 12 years. Want to join us??
    Thanks for all your wonderful posts!


  14. GREAT pics! I like the one with you and the boys!...I find myself usually the one behind the camera taking all of the pictures!

  15. That was a great slide show....what a fun Saturday indeed!

  16. Kim, looks like a terrific day at the zoo!! Seeing the giraffes makes me wanna go buy some giraffe-fur pillows teehee, love their fur, they're so pretty!! How was Miss Kate with the animals? I'm guessing she was easy going and enjoyed them?!
    All the kids look so cute with their snow cones, especially Kate's green one!!
    We have a picture of Ethan holding on to his daddy's ear just like that!! That's an adorable picture! I'm surprised Dave could hear anything with those "earplugs"!!

  17. I love your outfit Kimber--- I am obsessed with HP belts!!!! I think it is so cute that you and Kate match!! How brave you are to wear white pants with 3 kids at the zoo. I would not last 5 minutes!


  18. Looks like fun. Your pictures are always so great. Did you get Kate the green snow cone to match her dress? It works, too cute!

  19. jennier,

    Actually, the lime snowcone was mine (and yes, I got it to match my shirt cause I can be klumsy). Kate stole my snowcone:)

    I did not coordinate Kate's outfit with mine honestly. It was pure coincidence. But I did plan hers because it has an alligator on it and I thought that was good for the zoo!



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