Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Day of Fun

My mom and dad are in town for Easter. They arrived Thursday night, and we have really been enjoying the visit. I made plans with some friends to go to the zoo Friday morning, and so Gracie and I drove to Houston to meet them there. When we arrived, I called them to see if they were already there, and discovered that they hadn't even left their house. It would be at least an hour before they arrived, so Gracie and took advantage of the fact that the crowds were virtually nonexistent, and quickly made our way through the zoo in about 2 1/2 hours.

I let her lead the way and see the things that she was interested in. It was not crowded at all, so I felt comfortable letting her run ahead and and be loud since there was no one to bother. She had such a good time, and we finished the trip with a visit to the gift shop. I'm not generally an overpriced souvenir kind of girl, but I let her pick something out anyway. She was really excited about that, and made me proud by wanting to get something for Nathan too.

Click to play Don't Feed The Animals

Meanwhile, Nathan was with his Nannie at the bowling alley. It was his first time to bowl and he had a blast. The stinker got an 80! I'm sad to report that even on a good night, I'm doing good to break 100!! I love to bowl, but I really stink at it....

After they went bowling, Mama took him clothes shopping for his birthday. She bought him some really great shorts and shirts, so now he is ready for the summer. They enjoyed their time together, and I was glad that she was able to spend some time alone with him.

When we all got home, we lounged around for a bit, and then Mama and I went and did some shopping together. This was such a treat, because usually their trips are so quick that we don't really have time to just hang out and do any shopping. We went to a few shops here in our little town trying to find some things for her to hang on the walls of her covered porch. She wanted some rustic things that gave a nod to Texas, and we found some really cute items.

We went home to collect the rest of the family and then went out for BBQ. We rounded out the evening with some time around the piano singing hymns. We sang many of the traditional Easter hymns, as well as some old favorites. It was the perfect ending to a really wonderful day.


Heather C said...

That does sound like a perfect day! :)

My parents are coming for dinner on Easter (they only live about an hour away). I've also invited a couple of friends who don't know the Lord. Please pray that they see the Light in us... (Mindy and Doug) :)

Have a lovely Resurrection Day!


Mocha with Linda said...

What a fun day! Ah, the Houston Zoo! Did you ride the train? Have they finished all the street construction right around there? The last time we went to the museum it was a mess.

Enjoy your time with your folks and have a wonderful Easter!

Sandy said...

Happy Easter Xandra!

Alana said...

That sounds like a really great day! Loved the pictures of Gracie at the zoo. Happy Easter!