Monday, May 23, 2011

Fun in Columbus

We just got back from a fabulous weekend with Sonia's godparents in Columbus, Ohio!  It was so nice to see Emily, Gonzo, and their adorable cats, Cookie & Squeakers.  It's been 6 years since Em & Gonzo moved away from Chicago, and every time we see them, we are reminded of how much we miss them!  Sonia is so lucky to have such loving godparents, and we are lucky to have such wonderful friends.

Sonia was a VERY good girl during both car rides.  She napped like a champion with no fuss; when we told her it was time for a nap, she squirmed around for a few minutes and then passed out.  As is typical for Sonia's car naps, she woke up after a half an hour, but then she shocked us by going back to sleep for another 30-45 minutes when we told her it wasn't time to wake up yet.  Woo hoo!
It didn't take too long for Sonia to warm up to Uncle Gonzo and start giggling like a goofball....

We visited the amazing Columbus Zoo, which amazed and delighted The Great Sosini!  She wore her brand-new Columbus Zoo t-shirt, which was a birthday present from her godparents.  Sosini brought her little polar bear figurine to show to the polar bears, but we never did get to see them underwater.

However, we did get to see the brown bears playing in their pond.  I think Sonia could have stood there watching them all day!

The tiger was walking back and forth by the glass viewing window, drinking water and roaring shockingly loudly.  Sonia got really nervous!

When we got home, Sonia had a fun time playing with the exotic housecats.  Get that toy, Squeakies!

Em and I took Sonia to Coldstone for a girls-only ice cream treat.  We tried the Oreo cookie filling flavor of ice cream, which was good but a touch too sweet by the end.

Sonia loves that you can see a playground from Em & Gonzo's back deck.  It's a short one minute walk over to have a ton of fun, swinging with Daddy and being pushed by Uncle Gonzo!

Thank you so much for a great weekend, Em & Gonzo!  We can't wait to see you again this summer (hopefully)!

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