Saturday, August 15, 2009

Spending Very Special Time with a Very Special Little Girl

Robin at Around the Island hosts Summer Stock Sunday. Sharing my special morning with sweet little granddaughter, Mikah.

A pleasant summer day, Mikah and I enjoyed Thursday morning at the Memphis Zoo. Quite enlightening to take time to just "smell the roses" through the eyes of a child. Her 3 yr. old perspective always amazes and refreshes me!

Mikah was a bit leary of the standing too close to the flowers. There were a few bees.

The giant pandas were a must see. This one was taking a snooze while we visited him. What a rude host. Mikah doesn't seem to mind, though.

Always looking for a playground with "monkey hangers" -- or just old fashioned monkey bars -- is a challenge. Mikah loves them! She thought this single bar was almost a monkey hanger.

When asked her favorite part of our adventure, Mikah said she loved it when the sea lions splashed her. . . and splash her they did!

After walking to all corners of the zoo for 2 1/2 hours, Mikah quieried me, "Gramma, we are really walking long. Will we ever get back to your home?" In the parking lot she was sure, "Your car is hining (hiding) Gramma. Now I know we will never be able to get back to your home." So cute. We did find the car, of course, and we did find our way back home. In this photo she is resting her very tired little feet.


Ellie said...

I am sure you got tons of photos at the zoo. Mikah is precious! I took my boys to Asheboro Zoo - we have no pandas here in NC, but we have a polar bear. I can understand she was tired :) But it is good that in the American Zoos there is plenty of space for the animals - make a good nature walk for us humans :)

Robin said...

What a little sweetheart, and what a wonderful way for the two of you to spend the day together.

Bim said...

Looks like you both had a great day :)

ClassyChassy said...

She is simply adorable - what a joy to spend the day with!