Being Dave's 'other parents', they automatically were lifted into Grandparent-Status by Alex. "Papa Richard" and Barb won her over immediately with their interest in her extensive animal collection.
After playing for a while (see above photo), we went to dinner at Lake Elmo Inn - a quaint little restaurant not too far away. We found a fishtank in the lobby that (I told Alex) holds the 'original Dorothy' (Elmo's goldfish on Sesame Street). She enjoyed wild rice soup and butternut squash ravioli, as well as a lemon sorbet, chocolate-covered strawberry, AND a bite of Papa Richard's strawberry cake. Thanks so much for a wonderful evening, Barb and Richard! We all had a fantastic time!