We arrived in Boise on Sunday afternoon, excited to see our friends who moved to Boise several years ago. Shelia, who is a phenomenal chef as well as kindergarten teacher, made Mike this fantastic flourless chocolate cake to celebrate his never-ending birthday. It was divine! Even picky eater Nicholas loved it!
|Blowing out the candles|
On Monday, we went off to the World Center for the Birds of Prey, where we saw all sorts of fascinating and beautiful birds of prey.
|Luigi, a Harpy Eagle (he was my favorite--so interesting looking!)|
|Queenie, an eagle owl|
|Chris and Beck watching the live bird demonstration|
|Our knowledgeable tour guide, Marcia, with a gyrfalcon|
|Kids making bird masks|
|Nicholas the Eagle|
|Hanging out with the birds of prey |
(photo taken by Shelia)
|Beck hugging an owl|
|Outside of the Bedouin tent|
|Beck taking a nap|
That evening I met some of my coworkers for dinner in downtown Boise. Fun!
|Me, Elisa, Brandy, and Jen|
That evening the kids put on a "carnival" downstairs in the basement. Get four creative kids together, and you never know what they'll come up with. Much of the week they spent practicing a Willy Wonka play Myla wrote and they're planning to present at Holden Village this summer!
|Hula hoop tricks|
|Visiting with the guinea pigs (Calvin and Hobbes) while Shelia cleaned their cage|
|Ari and Myla teaching Kieran a bit of piano|
|Mike buried in his book|