After a wonderful brunch with Nic's brother and family this morning, those of us who were feeling energetic, rather than overly full (Grandma, Kellan, Uncle Steve, Linda, and I), headed off for a day at the Wild Animal Park. It was packed with the holiday crowds, but we had a fun afternoon and then enjoyed the Festival of Lights this evening.
Goofy face. I'm pretty sure that his mouth was full of quesadilla!
Kellan and Grandma.
There's that quesadilla again!
Looking out over the plains of Africa.
Me messing around with the long lens. Rhinos way out there. Ooooh.
Pretend that you didn't see this. Flower picker!
Kellan and Uncle Steve. Related to us like this: Steve is Janet's brother. Janet is Patrick's wife. Patrick is Nic's brother. Nic is Kellan's dad (obviously!). Got it? Look, he's the best darn uncle that any kid could want and so he's our Uncle Steve! However legitimate the title might actually be. They're over from the UK visiting Patrick and Janet for the holidays.
There was a very big question as to which one of the boys was enjoying this carousel ride more. You try to figure it out. Its still a toss up.
Teaching Kel a new carousel dance routine. This is when I wish I'd had the video camera. It got very silly!
Putting on their best sad faces. I said that they couldn't have another ride...
Here they are again. "Please Mummy, pretty please, just one more time?"
And just for fun with the new camera, I was trying out shutter speeds and back flash with the carousel in motion. You can see Kel and Steve in all of these. You might need to click for a larger image to get the full effect. I'm learning.