Monday, August 1, 2011

Aunt Zoo's Visit

One of my sisters came for a visit last week. It was her first time meeting my daughter and they both had so much fun together. My sister, Su (my daughter thought I was saying Zoo, so she's Aunt Zoo), taught my daughter how to play Uno and taught the rest of us Bananagrams. My daughter asks to play Uno everyday now. She's good at it!

Our time with Aunt Zoo was relaxing, but fun. We showed her around town and took her to our public pool. She enjoyed the slides & lazy river. The highlight of her time here was a trip down to Springfield to go to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum. We didn't spend much time in the actual library because we were enjoying the museum too much. We thought we'd see other sites around Springfield, but we stayed at the museum ALL day. I HIGHLY recommend this museum to everyone! When you go make sure you see the Ghost of the Library movie first. The technology is mind blowing! We went straight into the movie in the Union Theater. My 5 yr old daughter snuggled close to me in both as they were a little intense. She did rush me through the parts of the museum on the Civil War. In fact, with having the kids with us I missed a lot of the museum, but it was still enjoyable. We had a 5, 6, 8, & 12 yr old with us and they were all well behaved and really enjoyed their time. Especially in Mrs. Lincoln's Attic, which is a play area where you can dress up in costume and play with toys!

We had such a great time with Aunt Zoo and we hope we don't have to wait so long to see her again!!