Our granddaughter Ella James will be two years old this week on Friday, October 1st. so Pretty and I decided last night we would have a zoo day today to celebrate her day off from school (Jewish high holiday). It was a memory maker, as my mother would declare on the days before she lost hers. Whenever I get discouraged, whenever I feel like the world brings us all too many problems, I find a day’s dose of Ella James with Pretty works wonders.
Pretty and Ella make joy real
None of us quite understood proper bird feeding
Cherry Icee fabulous
Uh, oh. The Icee fell down.
What’s this? Ugh. I get no respect. Seriously?
Ain’t no slide steps too high for me to climb
Do I know you? I don’t think so.
Wheeee – let’s go, Nana!
Bye, Bye, everyone – see you next time!
(Another highlight of our day was the wonderful carousel ride which Ella rode twice, but my pictures weren’t suitable. Next time.)
Ella and I were very tired after our morning at the zoo so we sat on a bench outside the entrance to wait for Pretty to bring the car around to pick us up. Unfortunately, my perfect granddaughter threw several wipes on the ground after she snatched them from the pack of wet wipes we brought for emergency use. Ella, I said sternly with my most authoritative voice, I have to tell you something very important. We never throw any trash on the ground.
She looked at me with the same look Pretty gives me whenever she gets aggravated at something I say.
Hush, she whispered. Hush.
I burst out laughing. And that’s the way we roll.
Thanks so much for indulging our zoo day pics – stay safe, stay sane, please get vaccinated and please stay tuned.