June 26, 2010

Happy Hollow

This weekend we made our first trip to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. The park is recently re-opened after being closed for remodeling for the past two years. Happy Hollow has a small zoo and a small amusement park, this smallness makes it a perfect spot for small children with small legs and even smaller attention spans. Lillian had a blast visiting the animals. On the way there she informed us that she was most eager to see the ducks. The zoo had a nice variety of kid favorite animals but unlike the San Francisco Zoo there are no ducks. Thankfully she was not too disappointed with the lack of ducks at this zoo. The park also has a variety of old fashioned kiddie rides and brand new playgrounds. Lillian got to ride her very first roller coaster. When it came time to leave Lillian protested and told us that she wanted to stay there forever. Ah, if only real life were as exciting as an amusement park.

June 12, 2010

It's Pool Time

Summer has finally arrived after an exceptionally cold spring here in Northern California. So today we headed out to the Rinconada Pool. As you may remember Lillian had a grand time at the pool last year, and now that she is taller and more coordinated, it's even more fun all of us. Once she caught sight of the pool she ran right into the water and didn't come out for nearly two hours except for a brief break for strawberries.

June 2, 2010

I love to ride my bicyle!

To round out our Memorial day weekend of fun, we took Lillian for a bike ride on the scenic Crystal Springs Trail. The trail was busy with lots of bikers, and joggers out for a stroll on the holiday. Lillian rode in about a mile and a half, and then we all had a nice picnic lunch on a bench overlooking the lake. Good fun for all involved!