Dahlia & I had a great time this weekend. It was our Girls Adventure, so to speak. We went to visit Grandma & Grandpa (Papa) Rossow in Austin. We originally picked this weekend because Steve was supposed to be skiing in Montana...but his trip didn't end up happening. Ours did because it was already planned!
Friday we met Kathy & the Triplets at the MN Zoo. It was a nice break for us & we got in for free on her membership. Dahlia hadn't been there before & enjoyed running around. We walked the Tropical Trail & the Minnesota Trail - so we saw lemurs, birds, turtles, fish, a big snake, wolves, lynx, puma, mountain goat, deer....& I forget what else. We also took a gander at the snow monkeys. We had lunch with them there & then got back in the car to continue our journey.
Dahlia slept from Apple Valley to Austin - which rocked.
The weekend consisted of playing, lounging, eating, hanging out...it was great. Dahlia loved playing with Papa & Gramma too! She was a pretty good girl the whole time - only a few minor outbreaks. We went to the Spam Museum on Saturday morning - she enjoyed packing the Spam in the cans & running around pushing all the buttons. We saw the beginning, JUST the beginning of The Hormel Girls movie about 15 times! She also enjoyed eating cottage cheese, pizza & pudding at the Pizza Ranch in Albert Lea. I enjoyed reading, napping & knitting. What a nice break!
Kathy came down on Sunday & we had dinner with my folks & my Grandma too. After dinner we played a game & watched some Olympics. It was a very relaxing weekend.
Yesterday Dahlia & I stopped in Oakdale on the way north to visit my cousin who had surgery last week. She again slept from Austin to St. Paul - but was awake from St. Paul to Duluth! I was worried but she did great - she sort of just zoned out & looked out the window, read her books & held her new Valentine's bear. She was a really good traveler. Oh and we sang "B-I-N-G-O" about 80 times. No, that didn't get old....
I think she was happy to get home - she petted both kitties very nicely & gently (something we're working on) & was all smiles for Daddy when he got home. Bedtime was a breeze after a nice bath (I'm thinking the bath may be the key...) AND she got bonus points this morning as she slept all night - yay!
She did not, however, want me to leave her at daycare this morning. She was very clingy & crying & kept saying "Big hug, big hug" while throwing her arms around me. Oh my sweet girl.