It is Sunday night.
I am feeling tired, but full of blessings.
We have just had the very best weekend with Tizita and Soliana.
This is what being a grandparent is supposed to be all about.
Courtney had a craft show this Saturday and Sunday at Ebert's here in Watertown.
We decided to take the girls to the Milwaukee zoo on Saturday.
We were so lucky that one of our Christmas gifts was a zoo pass for the year.
We usually only did one zoo trip per year with the girls due to the cost, but this year we decided to do another one just because we had free admission.
We also parked a few blocks away to save the parking fee and we packed our own lunch to save the high cost of zoo food.
We decided to let Tizita be our tour guide and take us to her favorite areas of the zoo.
It was hard for me to give up that control especially to a six year old, but I did it and she did a great job getting us to all the places that we love to visit.
In fact, I may turn all the trips over to her. She is a great guide and planner.
Here we are!
Tiz decided that we should start with the Merry go round and Soli was so excited with this decision.
Tiz studied many a map to make sure we were on the right path and to plot our next stop.
I bought this stroller for $5.00 before Tiz came home.
It is probably the best spent $5.00 ever.
Both girls can easily fit into it for the long walks between the areas.
There were peacocks everywhere.
Up close and personal with the giraffes.
Tiz decided we would ride the train after lunch.
And here we are leaving the zoo after a great, fun filled day.
We also saw the sea lion show, bought cute little colored dolphins, played on the playground, and saw lots more animals.
When we got home we stopped at On the Rock for beer and pizza. We met Courtney and Paul there. Courtney had had a very successful day at the craft fair.
We were all tired but so happy after the wonderful day.
The girls are so easy to take places. They both just love going anywhere with us and they are so appreciative of it all.
And they are very well behaved for us. I have seen them give their parents a hard time, but for us, they are very good.
I am thinking they will remember this day for a long time, I know I will.
On Sunday, Courtney had to be out at the craft fair again, so the rest of us went to church.
After church, John and I took the girls out to Ebert's to see Courtney and to take part in their fall festivities.
It was another fun day.
The weather could not have been more perfect on both days.
Both girls enjoyed time in the corn box.
There was a cute little train ride.
And there were pumpkins everywhere!
Courtney and family headed home after the craft show.
This is the kind of weekend that I want to remember always.
It is what Grandparenting is all about!