Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"I Want to Keep Aunt Shani"

Over the weekend we had a visit from Aunt Shani and the girls couldn't have had more fun. 

We went to the zoo.
In the above picture, I'm trying to point out to Hadley and Harper how nicely the lion cubs are playing while the Mom and Dad lions take a nap.  Don't want to pass up a teachable moment.

We also went to Brookside Gardens to run around a bit.

And then we went to Comet Ping Pong for dinner.  DC people with young kids, this is the place to go.  Great pizza, and the kids can play ping pong.  It's a win-win.

My only minor complaint was that the bathroom was really hard to find.  Like "Platform Nine and Three Quarters" hard to find.

Do you see it?  Hadley's facing the door.  It can be scary going to a restaurant with a 4 year old and not knowing where the bathroom is.  But we know now, and knowing's half the battle.

My other complaint?  Bear got a little out of hand.  It started with pizza.

Then he wanted beer. 

C'mon Bear, control yourself.

The next thing you know, he's up on the ping pong table dancing to "Forget You."
That's when we knew it was time to go.

We were glad to have Aunt Shani visit us for the weekend, and when it was time to say goodbye Harper said, "Don't want to say goodbye.  I want to keep Aunt Shani."  It's always nice to get a mildly threatening compliment from Harper.  You know you've won her over when she talks about holding you hostage.


ThaiHoa said...

LOL. Love the pics. I hope I am not the only person who got the Nine and Three Quarters joke! You know there is always opportunity to sneak in a lession...LOL.

Tara Shuple said...

It's always a good time when Bear ends up doing a keg stand of sorts...:)

Mallory said...

You can't blame Bear for dancing to "Forget You" :)
Can't wait to see you all in about 2 weeks!

Valerie said...

Actually, it sort of looks like Jesse is forcing Bear in the beer glass. What kind of influence is he????

Yikes, you can barely even tell there is a door there (the bathroom). Can I just decide NOT to potty train? I really don't mind diapers.