Friday, June 17, 2011

grandma and grandpa meet Kate

My parents came to see the girls this week and we had such a great time!  The girls, particularly Harper, really bonded with them and there's nothing better than watching your child love the ones you love.  We were busy going to the National Zoo, the National Aquarium, the farm, downtown Annapolis, and on a boat ride around the Severn River and the Chesapeake.  We also grilled some fresh fish and baked crab cakes.  We threw in the occasional kidney stone and our time flew by!  My favorite time was the aquarium.  We have a membership and go often, but this was by far the best visit ever.  We went at around 9:15 on a Wednesday and it was perfect-not busy at all so we got to really enjoy the exhibits.  Harper threw a major tantrum when we dragged her away from Nemo-ha!  

The zoo was nice too since the weather was 75 and sunny all week (my parents always have good weather luck).  Here's grandma and Harper looking at the lions and cubs.  Harper got to feel lion and tiger hides.

We had a picnic lunch and that really made our day great.  No lines for food and we sat next to the orangutan crossing.  Look at the girls in their matching animal outfits.

Harper got a kick out of the misters.

But nothing compares to her love for meerkats!  She had the whole place cracking up at her laughing a running along side them.

We also strolled downtown our last day.  We went to city dock and did some shopping while Harper went to the pool with her babysitter.  I think it is cute to watch my dad push a stroller! (look at how Annapolis restaurants keep water bowls on the tables for dogs)

This pumpkin slept and enjoyed the great weather (I'm not even kidding, it was crazy beautiful)! 

We were all sad to say good-bye and wish we lived closer.  Thanks for coming to visit, mom and dad!

1 comment:

  1. What a great time it was! I enjoyed so much of it, it would be difficult to pick a favorite: the food, the zoo, the park, the aquarium, the docks, the evening out on the boat with great next door neighbors (Rick and Beth), the hospital run (whoops-- that was not suppose to be fun), the shopping, Harper's dancing, Kate's cooing, chasing the cat with Brian at 2:30 am, pushing Kate all around in the stroller as a proud grandpa beaming with the " look at me and my grandchild" look ( and that is not the half of it), chasing two lost wallets---so much in so little time but all so very special to me. This trip also brought so many fond memories back of Kris growing up as a young girl. Thanks Kris and Brian for hosting us, and for all you do to enrich our lives.
    Love you both