Our house is quiet again. We’re back to work, some returned to California and I’m back to my regular routine. Last week was busy! we celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary and our family gave me the desire of my heart: being all together and enjoying one another for five days!
We got a kick out of a passerby outside our favorite restaurant after a very special dinner on our anniversary. One of the kids asked him if he would snap our picture. He positioned us like a seasoned photographer and got just the right lighting and then told us it was his birthday! We flooded him with our well wishes and I love the photo he took of us!
I like the saying: “Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.”
Being with a spirited three-year-old kept us hopping with glee. We took Susanna to the Toddler Reading Program at the Sedona Library, lunches out, shopping mall, swimming at the Rec Center, and on days we stayed in due to the triple digit heat, we worked on paper crafts, painting toes and nails and watching cartoons together. Papa was the most popular though. He ordered learning aps for his new i-pad tablet and Susanna was glued to his side many evenings amazing him with her endurance and skills.
I told her to sit in the big rocker at the book store while I purchased "You Are Special" by Max Lucado -- the story about The Wemmicks' and Eli, the woodworker who created them. When I read the story to her, I asked her who created her....she replied: "Mommy" which of course ticked my daughter no end!
It was a great week! I feel so blessed.
This post links to Tell Me A Story hosted by Hazel.