Here is Alex on his 8th Birthday! He won't have his birthday party until later in the month (he has requested a Halloween Costume Party with his friends) but on the day of his birthday we went to the Santa Ana Zoo. We actually go here every Thursday, and since his birthday fell on a Thursday this year, well...that's where his birthday pictures were taken!
Aislynn and A.J. stand with Alex near the bamboo shoots.
Alex next to the monkey cage
at the entrance of the Zoo
Alex touches our favorite tree to visit. We call this the "spikey" tree! (in case you are wondering...Alex has the last part of his ice cream cone sticking out of his mouth in this photo)
The aviary is one of our favorite exhibits. The kids love to look for turtles in the pond.
learning about all the different animals and plant life in the aviary
and here is Andrew, who is simply along for the ride in our Zoo adventures each week. We also go to the Discovery Science center every Tuesday. Andrew is being exposed to so many different things at the wee age of 15 months. And he gets excited about EVERYTHING and loves being part of the group of homeschooling siblings!