Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Day With Zoey

We had the pleasure of entertaining our granddaughter, Zoey, today. Our oldest granddaughter, Mackenzie, was off with Mommy and Daddy to her first official gymnastic meet. It was being held north of Seattle and was promising to be a very long day, so Zoey came to stay with us.

We had a few errands to take care of and Zoey was up for the challenge of going along even though it was raining like crazy. First stop was Costco for a few of their coupon specials. I got Zoey to stop by the fresh flower stand for a quick photo. One of Zoey's favorite things to do at Costco is to try the samples offered at the demo tables.
She got a piece of a power nutrition bar and thought it was great. I'm not sure an active 4 year old needs more "power", but she enjoyed it anyway.

After getting the things we had on our list, it was off to....where else....McDonald's for lunch. I let Zoey select the table today and she wanted to sit at the counter with the higher stools. Not our favorite place for eating, but it was Zoey's choice and she wanted to sit here. It was fine. Zoey got the chicken nuggets and fries with chocolate milk. Bruce and I opted for the more health conscious grilled chicken Caesar salad. I brought our own salad dressing from home as I am always working on our weight control. See it on my other blog
After lunch we had to make a stop at JCPenney's for new socks and then a final stop at Bed, Bath & Beyond. We got a new shower caddy and were now on our way back to the RV homestead.
At 3:00 we went to our daughter's house to fix dinner for the 3 of us while we waited for the gymnast to return. Bruce watched the USC/Notre Dame game and was very happy "his" team (USC) won.
It was after 7:00 pm before Stephanie, Darin, and Mackenzie returned home from the meet. Mackenzie had competed in 4 events: floor exercise, vault, bars, and balance beam. For her first meet, Mommy said she did really well. By now, Grandma and Papa were pooped. On our way home we stopped off at the corner gas 'n sip and got a coffee to take with us. Annie didn't have any.
Tomorrow will be another full day. After Sunday School and church, Bruce and I are taking the girls on the monthly outing with the elementary group from church. We're going to visit a dairy farm. Moooooooooooooooo!

Until next long for now!


Jerry and Suzy said...

Always fun with the grands, even one at a time.

Rick and Paulette said...

Looks like you all had a terrific day - especially Zoey. I'm sure she'll remember these days as she gets a bit older.

NWlambear said...

So it when you post pics of your grands...they are so cute! I know they will remember these times with the grandparents. I know my oldest grandson does. Jonathan is 21 now...and in the Army (weep). But he remember being visiting with us when he was little. We use to hike with him..when he was little he rode in a carrier on his grandpa's back. They are wonderful memories for us too!