Last week my husband and I spent time with our only grandchild. She lives quite a distance, so visiting her means getting up very early in the morning and driving 4 1/2 hours to avoid traffic. Long day, but well worth it!
From the moment our granddaughter spotted us through the car window ( my husband and I arrived at our son’s office before it opened) her face lit up and she could barely wait to jump out of the car and hug us. My son told me later that he lingered in the car intentionally, just to watch the scene.
We headed straight to the office lobby to open the presents that she knew were waiting for her. Hallmark will love me for mentioning this…I saw one of the adorable commercials about the talking books and bought the one called My Little Princess. My husband made the selection because that is what he chose to call her from the moment she became part of our lives.
Our adventurous day included a trip to a fun center filled with a huge inflatable indoor playground. It was a teacher work day so the room was filled with children. Watching my granddaughter have such a good time and listening to her laughter brought back many sweet memories of her Daddy and his siblings at that age. After a few hours and not seeing her energy dwindle, enticing her with lunch was the only way we could convince her it was time to leave.