Friday, April 22, 2016

Forever a Burke!

For two and a half years, I have been waiting to post pictures of this sweet kid!  Friends of mine, Joe and Ginger, started fostering Daniel when he was one week old.  I got to meet him and cuddle with him the first day he was in their home.  And I've gotten to watch him grow into a spunky, sweet, smiling almost 3 year old!  I've taught him important things, like that his fingers are called phalanges (I'm not sure he knows they are also called fingers!).  Today, I was able to witness his adoption!  I cried (no surprise there) and I couldn't wipe the smile off my face.  I am so excited to watch him grow up as a Burke!

 Mini golf, June 2014
 Daniel's first birthday party, July 2014.
 This family is such a blessing to me!
 "Our village" as Ginger called us! :)

Monday, April 4, 2016

A Day at the Zoo

Sunday I got to spend the afternoon with my sister and her lovely roommates!  They were so kind to let me tag along to the zoo so I could see the new baby lion cubs.

And they were so cute!  Playing and pouncing.  One cub even stalked the zebra in the enclosure next to the lion enclosure.

And look at those paws!
And then I found a cherry blossom tree to take some pictures of, because zoos are not just for viewing animals.