Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Monday, March 16, 2009

"Gran-manny's" Visit

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,
potty training,
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.

Chris here:
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.

Making pancakes.

Strutting her stuff in her Cinderella dress-up shoes.


LindseyandJaffer said...

so happy you all had this opportunity! love to you all!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear that Mary and Sophia had such a good time. I recently spent 3 days in Va. Beach with a few of mine. We grandmothers just have to pitch in, huh Mary. The pictures are just simply great! Thanks so much for sharing.
Love to all
Aunt Connie

BrianandDebbie said...

What a great time! Mary, I'm so glad you were able to be there---It meant the world to Meghan to know you were holding the fort at home. I'm sure it was a bit tiring, but it looks like you had a great time, too. ( How could you not with Little Missy being so darn cute?) Chris, hope the new job is going well too! Love to all,

Anonymous said...

How jealous can a ggram be...those pictures and smiles are just too cute for words. Being a mouse in the corner would be so great. Glad you had the time together to store up all the good memories.

And, again, thanks for sharing your busy lives.


southern daze said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all. We thought about you guys on Tuesday as we traveled home from CA (we stopped in Denver) and wished we had a longer layover time.