Saturday, July 11, 2009

Mucho May (Dinosaurs, Penguins, & Polar Bears - Oh My!)

On May 17th, our whole family participated in AIDS Walk 2009.

Bob's company was the event's premier sponsor. (Yes, we are all wearing matching turquoise tee shirts - along with thousands of other employees and their families.)

Grama and Allison getting ready for the walk to start.

KC was more interested in all of the dogs in Central Park.

The 29th annual AIDS Walk took place in Central Park. It was a beautiful 6 mile walk through the park - and it was really fun!

"Rock Climbing" in Central Park.

(The kids were excited because Hillary Duff was a celebrity presenter! There she is in the black and white outfit waving to fans!)

We made a little detour and jumped across a couple blocks to visit the American Museum of Natural History. It has been years since we went to the museum, and the kids loved seeing the dinosaurs again!

After the walk, Bob's company reserved the Garden in the Central Park Zoo and threw an AMAZING private picnic for all of their employees and families! The penguins were adorable and the polar bears put on a show for everyone swimming and frolicking about!

It was a BLAST!

Here is the penguin from the "animated" clock tower at the entrance of the Central Park Zoo.

There were so many activities and games for the kids, including face painting and cool animal "mascots".

Check out this monarch butterfly...

It was a really great day!
The kids learned the importance of donating their time and efforts for a great cause, and saw dinosaurs, penguins, and polar bears (Oh my!)

Blog Note: The pictures on this post came from Allison's camera. She took most of them herself. The kids were absolutely fabulous on this adventure. We had to get them all up and out the door by 6:00 AM. They had so much fun and were awesome!


  1. Grandma says looks like all had a great time at zoo!!! and Allie takes great pictures! Grandpa says wish we could have been there too! zoo looks really fun and Madison sure is getting big!

  2. What a great thing to teach the kids and those pictures from the museum look great. What a great way to spend the day.