Emily and I drove Mindy to Charlotte yesterday to catch her plane. We really enjoyed Mindy, and can't wait to see her again at Christmas. Later yesterday afternoon Emily woke up from her nap and was crying as she realized that Miss Penny was no longer sleeping in the guest room. These are the moments that make it so hard to be so far from our family.
This is the gorilla that escaped from its enclosure only a few weeks ago. We didn't mention that to Miss Penny until we had already gotten her to the zoo! Don't worry though. He's a nice gorilla, and only accidently knocked over the pizza place man before jumping back over the wall into his enclosure.
I'm pretty sure the twins loved being around their Aunt Mindy. Both Elsie and Eli had plenty of smiles for her while she was here.
This picture makes me realize how hard it will be to get three kids to look at the camera and smile all at the same time. :)
Emily loves to know the EXACT names of each of the animals. This one was a Tree Kangaroo.