Saturday, August 16, 2008

Smiles and good-byes...







Last night we hugged and kissed Grandma and Grandpa and the cousins good-bye. The girls spent the afternoon crafting and making things with fabric (you can see the pouch we sewed here) and playing in a fort and just having fun. The boys were busy doing other things. =)
It was a fun week together, and I think there is just something so special about kids spending time with their grandparents. Ava used my Dad as a jungle gym as often as he gave her the chance to do so. There were plenty of hugs given and received, but even as my kids got their jammies on last night there were tears and complaints that "it went too fast" and "I didn't get enough hugs and kisses!".
If you are fortunate to live close to your family, I hope you appreciate and soak in their hugs and kisses the next time you're together. It really is a wonderful thing that is easily taken for granted. My kids are already looking forward to the next time we visit family or they visit us. Hopefully the photos and the memories will be enough for them to enjoy until that next time comes.
Have a great weekend!

2 comments:

jacki janse van rensburg said...

am i first?

i don't think i appreciate having my parents close by enough. thanks for reminding me that it is something special...

Gretchyn said...

One of the hardest things about moving from Washington State to Michigan 4 years ago is being so far away from family -- nephews that are so little that they don't remember us right away, not being able to attend birthdays and family holidays as often as we would like. Thank goodness for blogs and email and being able to share pictures right away. It makes the distance not seem so far.

Glad you guys had such a wonderful visit!