We just had a wonderful fun filled weekend.
First of all, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, our first real spring weather of the season.
Courtney and Paul are taking care of two children, Sitota (adopted from Ethiopia) and Delson (adopted from Haiti) while their parents are in Haiti visiting their new sister who will be home eventually.
All of them came to Watertown for the weekend.
On Friday night we all went to a play at St. John's which we thoroughly enjoyed.
We had pizza and soda up in my classroom after the play.
Then we all came home and went to bed because we had a big day planned on Saturday.
We took all the kids to the Madison Zoo along with half of the families in Southeastern Wisconsin.
The first nice day of spring after a long, long winter will do that to you.
We all had so much fun.
We enjoyed a picnic lunch together.
Sitota and Delson are such gracious children, they could not say, "thank you" enough for the food.
Even though it is a zoo, the best part for this group was the huge play area.
Here are all the girls coming down a slide.
Soli's favorite spot was in this tube and she especially enjoyed when Sitota joined her in the tube.
Tiz is all about monkey bars.
All the kids rode the merry go round.
Again there were so many thank yous from Sitota and Delson.
Sitota was not adopted until she was 8 years old, so she does remember much from her early childhood in Ethiopia and for that reason, I think she does not take anything for granted. Everything is such a treat to her.
John waited in the train line with all the kids.
Here they are in their giraffe car.
After our zoo adventure, we felt a stop at Ella's Deli was necessary.
What big eyes as the kids looked around at all the fun things.
And the ice cream was so yummy.
Tiz was telling me to "stop" doing something in this picture.
There is also a merry go round at Ella's so after ice cream, we rode on that one, too.
Tiz was so excited with her pink horse!
We all came home tired, but full of good memories.
Everyone left early this AM to get home in time for church.
The weather was again absolutely perfect and John and I got our garden ready for planting.
I should mention that the kids dug out the garden after the zoo.
Apparently they were not as tired as we were.
What started as just a fun digging in the dirt turned into cleaning out our entire garden, so it was ready for John to add topsoil today.
What a fun, fun weekend.