after a fun afternoon
and wonderful evening
spent visiting and playing
grandies are tired and tucked in
when suddenly the tears come
missing mom and dad
a story, Kleenex, hugs, a visit from the cat, and a goodnight call to mom
everyone settles in for the night
does it get any better than that?
“very little is needed to make a happy life.”
Magnus, Felix, Brooklyn, Valentina, Jackson, and Raffaella
a shoutout to all of my highly-spirited grandies
one of the rare photos
from a few years back
of all sitting still in one place at one time
happy grandparents day to all
with much love from peaches
thanks for reminding me what’s important each and every day.
“children make your life important.”
to say hi
to the grandies and friends
I was lucky enough to enjoy
their indoor flying and blow-up forts created with fans.
life is good at the end of summer.
“the end-of-summer winds make people restless.”
you know that feeling
when you fall down
on the trampoline
and keep trying to get up
but everyone keeps jumping
and you keep bouncing
and then all of you
and keep belly-laughing
and cannot stop?
“life has its ups and downs, but you can only look forward.”
hung out with four of the six-pack tonight
creating with clay
home spa nail painting
hide and seek
a TV movie
rounding up the cats
building a giant sleep nest
no one is at all tired yet
the perfect time to bake brownies
and eat them as a late night snack
with some ice cream on top
their parents will never know.
“if we’re not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?”
-author unknown (pinterest)
when you go to the carnival
and have finally grown enough
the spectacular rides level
that is winning.
“the determination to win is the better part of winning.”
i’m very honored to see
that i was squeezed in between
‘tacos’ and ‘fall’
as one of my grandie’s favorite things.
life does not get better than that.
i love you too.
“every day is quite unique, which is one of my favorite things!”
looks like it’s buy one, get one free day.
i’ll take two.
“i have enough money to last me the rest of my life unless I buy something.”
and on the last night they’ll ever spend
in the only house they’ve ever lived
before moving to their wonderful new location for their wonderful new adventures
we celebrate by finally getting to eat in the living room without sneaking.
“your journey never ends. life has a way of changing things in incredible ways.
grandie creates his quilt
stitching fabrics of his choosing
that he’s learned to sew upon
this machine that he is using.
his ukulele sits nearby
waiting for some play
as the sled stands outside
with hopes of snowy day.
“the class of your performance is built on the grade of your skills.”
― wesam fawzi