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05 June 2015

Visiting Kate!

We had a lovely day, today! Actually, it's been a lovely couple of days. We went to see my sister and her family. After the kids went to bed, I watched the end of a basketball game with her and John. It was surprisingly fun! I think I could learn to enjoy sports, if I was able to watch with them more often. They didn't mind my clueless questions. (So. Blue and white are playing tonight. Which ones are the "good guys" today?) The crowd doesn't match the players; they were all yellow. Turned out they did match; it was the blue team's other color. They were very patient, and it was fun. White won, in overtime. 

Then, this morning, Kate and the kids and I headed to the zoo. Her little dude, Mr. T, is usually so placid, but he was so excited about "going to see so many animals!" It's funny how quick kids grow up when you're not looking; I knew he's older than Tigress, but I was surprised at how articulate he's getting. It was adorable -- he kept saying exactly what his Daddy had just said. 

So, we went to the zoo. And we saw lots of animals, as advertised. And we rode a carousel. And generally had a lovely time. 

By that point, everyone was getting tired, footsore, and hungry, so we had hugs and said g'bye: Mr T needed a nap, and we needed to head for home. 

By way of a cute Japanese shop I'd heard about. We didn't stay long; everyone was pretty worn out. But it was awesome. I definitely want to go back, hopefully with no kids, so I can have a better look around the place. 

Then, because we were right close, and the kids don't get to see it very often, we stopped by the temple as well. 

It was kind of a quick trip, but I'm so glad we went!


misskate said...

Yay! It was great to have you! I'm glad you were able to swing by the Japanese store. Woo!

Anne Chovies said...

Sounds like a cool trip! A good time!


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