Monday, November 9, 2009

Who Knew?

I spent the weekend in San Diego (again!).  Liz and Dave have moved into their new home, but there is still much to do in order to make it liveable.  They are both SO tired, but still moving forward!  They've come such a long way from living on their boat when the were first married! I just love how they interact with each other....there is give and take on both sides, and they really LISTEN to each other, hearing the music behind each other's words.  Add an almost 1-year old and an almost 3-year old into the mix, and it could be chaos, but it is not.

My main contribution this weekend was wrangling the much fun!  I got to spend time with each of them individually, as well as together!  Ashlyn, at almost 1, is a total charmer.  She knows that all she has to do is to smile at her Grammy, and the world is at her feet!  Emma and I had our usual fabulous time together....we washed dishes (and flooded the kitchen floor, much to our surprise and delight), put baby dolls to bed and woke them up, had tea parties and reading parties complete with popcorn in Grammy's bed, and danced, marched and sang.  The front porch of their new house is enormous, and lends itself well to being a stage for our performances.  Who knew that snorkels, when hummed into, sound almost like kazoos?  Ashlyn even figured out how to do the snorkel singing......and I'm sure the neighbors enjoyed our concerts and dances!

I'm home and gearing up for my week - school, bathroom projects and the normal everyday chores - but my heart is full and my cup is is such a gift to be able to experience this wonderful world through my granddaughters' eyes!


  1. Your Grandma joy is showing. Aren't our grandchildren too grand for words? Snorkel instruments, I'm always looking for something new and different for both the grannies and Kids Church. I may give it a try!!!

    Have a great day and resting up, yeah right, from your trip. God bless you sweet lady!!!

  2. I have only met your family a few times but am amazed by them ! Your daughter has a heart of gold and a calm loving spirit. And her sweet hubby is just that. Sweet! And those kids are delicious!!! You are blessed indeed. Hugs Karen~