Lucky me got to immerse myself in the life of my favorite 2.4 year old for the last several days. While Meghan was attending a seminar with her mom in Florida, Chris and Sofia shared some experiences with me that brought both delight and refreshed suppressed memories:
the joy of having conversations with someone whose communication skills are simply charming,
hearing her call my name,
snuggling and cuddling,
watching someone take 10 minutes to chew and swallow a piece of food,
grocery shopping in a strange grocery store with very busy hands in the cart,
coloring with crayons,
watching her master new skills on the playground equipment at the park,
taking in the craziness of the Denver St. Patrick's Day parade,
dinner downtown followed by a lovely horse-drawn carriage ride.
On Sunday, Chris kicked off a new construction project which involves leaving around 7:00 PM and returning Monday around 9:30 AM. We packed enough quality time in to tide me over.
I just want everyone to know what a help it was to have GranMary in to help with Sofia while I began the night shift and started the project. Not only did she help with Sofia and rested my nerves, but she cooked great meals and helped with laundry and dishes! Sofia had a new best friend for a long weekend! Thanks again mom for everything.
Snuggling during the carriage ride.
Sofia up close and personal with "Preston."
Watching the huge parade on Saturday. Everyone was wearin' the green, including two little sisters Sofia's age nearby who all wore the same shirt.
Strutting her stuff in her Cinderella dress-up shoes.