Monday, March 3, 2008

Siena turns 3

Siena Grace Testa turned three on February 23rd and we couldn't be more blessed to have such a wonderful little girl. We invited some of our close friends with kids to join us for a day at the safari zoo park. We prayed that God would bless us with a warm day full of sunshine and laughter, and that's exactly what he gave did!
We arrived about 11am and caught a little train that takes you around the animal park. It is really cool how they have the animals in a large area all roaming free (except they separate the predators for obvious reasons). We saw zebras, giraffes, ostriches, camels, lions, tigers, monkeys, but our favorite animals were the hippos who were "enjoying" the beautiful spring day. Siena now loves to tell everyone that "the daddy hippo got on top of the mommy hippo...that was so funny!"

We took a picnic lunch for everyone. Then we sang to Siena and enjoyed a wonderful birthday cake. Siena even got to ride on a pony! Then we went down toward the entrance to the park where they have a dozen or so little kid amusement park rides. The kids were exhausted but they were having so much fun that they didn't want to stop. Needless to say, they crashed hard in the car on the way home!
Here are a few photos from our day. Enjoy!

Siena playing at the park during lunch! Sammy had fun too!
This is one of Siena's best friends, Matteo
This is Matteo's mom, Renata, and little sister, Emma
Here is Davide enjoying some time with the babies
Anna and their precious little Caterina
Siena is too beautiful...playing peek-a-boo!
Mommy with the birthday cake!
Siena riding her very first pony! She loved it!
Sammy keeps us all laughing!

Siena receives a present as we get ready to eat her cake! Yum!
Siena & Anthony observe a beautiful owl
Our good friends: Renata, Luca, Emma & Matteo
Siena, Anthony, Luca & Matteo on the baby, caterpillar roller coaster
Mommy and Sammy on the roller coaster..."Mom I'm tired!"

Siena loved the big slide!

1 comment:

Betsy said...

Looks like a fun time! Happy Birthday Siena!