Saturday, June 06, 2009

Saturday's with Lu

My boy had an outing with his PaPa (my dad) so Lu & I decided to have an adventure! I love a getting-up-on-Saturday-morning-adventure!!

We decided to visit all the local places we never bother to visit. (Why is that, by the way? There are some seriously cool things I've never even seen within a couple hours of me.) First up, we visited a beautiful waterfall near here, that I haven't been to in years. You have to hike down to the falls, but it's SO worth it!!


Gorgeous, right? Here's another angle:


Isn't that amazing? Wouldn't you love to just dive right in there??! (No swimming allowed, of course.)

Here's me & Lu at the top of the falls (out of breath after we climbed out, ha!) This is our "woohoo we made it to the top" face!


Then we went to the Oklahoma Aquarium. I hate jellies in the ocean. But in the aquarium I'm just really fascinated by their...jelliness.


Best shark tank walk through tube thing ever. We went to the one in Maui too and it's nothing compared to good old OK.


Next, since it was still just midday, we decided to cross T-Town and visit the Zoo! We haven't been since Lu was in the first grade (why, I don't know. I love the zoo!)

I discovered something too. The best part of going to the zoo with a tween is that you don't feel compelled to make a memory out of every single building and exhibit. Been there, done that! So we just concentrated on our favorites! Like the Rain Forest!

Entrance...

Poison dart frog. Pretty!


Cute little monkey...


My favorites, the sea lions:


My other favorites, the elephants! I love elephants!!!


I have about 100 other pictures I could share, but these give you an idea of just how great a Saturday with my Lu is. I'm lucky that way.

In sewing news....my 2nd muslin of the shorts fit equally as bad as the first, except in different ways. Grrr. So I cut out a different pattern and I'm going to muslin those tonight/tomorrow. If they work better, I'm just going to transfer the design elements from the NL pattern that I like, i.e. the cuffs.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!!!

13 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to spend a Saturday. I love the zoo too. I think we're going to go next week. g

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  2. Looks like you had a very cool day. Those falls are surely breathtaking!!!

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  3. 1) What a FANTASTIC day! I can't believe you did so much fun stuff on one Saturday.

    2) I so chuckled at your comment about your shorts. I have had that EXACT SAME THING happen to me with pants. I change stuff and it fits just as badly but in a different way! Such a challenge...

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  4. It looks like you and LuLu had a wonderful day! This is a memory that she will never forget. Even when she gets to be at that age when parents are just so "DUMB" she will remember this day. She's the age that I love to be with.
    Good luck with the shorts.

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  5. What a great day!! Will you adopt me and take me to all those cool places too? Pleeaase...

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  6. Thanks for sharing your day with Lu. I'm going to have to do the same this summer with my son. He's going to be 15 this August and it may be the last time he wants to hang out with his mom, sniff!

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  7. It sounds as if you and your daughter had a great time. The waterfall is lovely and looks so timeless and tranquil. If you love elephants, check out the link below, if you haven't already.

    http://www.elephants.com/index.php

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  8. Beautiful scenes. How fun to get to spend the day with your daughter. She's so pretty. Look at that gorgeous smile and teeth.

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  9. That looks like a great day.
    BTW, I have shared an Attitude of Gratitude award with you. Thank you for sharing your family, sewing and opinions with us. I love your sense of humour.

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  10. What a fantastic way to spend the day! I love elephants too!

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  11. Anonymous7:33 PM

    Where is that gorgeous waterfall? We're thinking about heading up the turnpike to Tulsa and would love to go there.

    BTW, some of those elephants are ours (well, the OKC Zoo's anyway). We miss them!

    Kris

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