Saturday, June 06, 2009

More FCC Playgroup fun

The latest FCC play date was last weekend. We met up at the Norf*lK Botanical G*rden. What a cool place! I can't believe I have lived here 29 plus years and have never been there. It was beautiful. The first thing we saw was the Eagle family. Actually just the nest and either the Mom or DAD standing guard. My little camera didn't get to close of a shot. People were actually camped out there with their fancy equipment waiting to catch a shot.

Look closely. They are in the middle tree. The nest is in the fork and Mom or Dad is too the left sitting on a limb. You can also see them here live.

Then onward we went to meet the group. This is the kiddie area. Very cool. Lots of little fountains that shoot out from the ground at various heights and change periodically.

This shot was at the end of the day when hardly any one was left.

We got there late so everyone was already playing. Abby was shy and a little intimidated at first.

It didn't take her long though and she was right in there :)

Stomping on the water :)

I love this picture below. In her face I can see the baby that I first saw in China.

Buddy Ava was there. That child is wild. She had a blast!

Hanging with Kelsey and Rachel.

Climbing the mountain as she called this hill :)

Elizabeth was there and we finally got to meet Fin!

These last two shots I totally swiped from Fin's Mama :)

I love this last shot of the three girls running down the mountain.

Good times :) Thanks Karen for setting the fun play dates up! Let us know when there are more :) Abby and I stayed extra after everyone else left being that we got there late and being that Abby just wasn't ready to leave yet. We did some more walking around but we still didn't see it all. I used this time for a photo shoot. Below my little butterfly :)

Flapping her wings :)

Abba and Mama!

More Abba and Mama!

I played around with the effects and edited this one.

What a pose!

A little dark :(

She was surprisingly cooperative :0

More editing effects.

Starting to get a little over being a fashion model.

I just love her.

Have goldfish will travel!

Your not going to start taking pictures again are you????

Maybe if I don't look she will stop??

Good grief! Enough all ready!

Taking time to smell the roses :)

Oops! Her eyes were closed :)

More editing affects.

Then it got pretty hot. Notice only one of us still looks good at that point and it wasn't me. We had a great time and we are now members!


Ava Baby said...

Beautiful photos! I had to laugh at your last post on "terrible twos". Ava pretty much skipped the
"terrible twos" but when she turned three in mid-April, everything changed. There pretty much hasn't been a day since then that she hasn't had a huge tantrum over nothing. Lots of time outs at our house as well. Fun, fun, fun.

Karen said...

great pics!! You should go back to the NBG at Christmas time when they set up their drive through lights, it's really gorgeous and much better than the ones at the oceanfront!

PIPO said...

What a great place! Looks like a fab time was had by all.

I am just amazed how grown up your Abba is becoming.

Beautiful photos.

Carrie (aka Lilly's Mama) said...

Lilly and I are HUGE fans of the NBG - so glad you are now members too..will make for fun single mama outings all year long. Glad you had such a great day...Carrie

Anne said...

Beautiful pictures! Wow, I can't believe how big Abby is getting! Adorable as always:)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Love the photos..
Looks like a wonderful weekend...
Have a great weekend..

Mama Duck said...

Those pictures are just beautiful!

Jill said...

What a fun day!
Where DID you get that adorable dress?????
Hugs, Jill