Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Melanie, and Lanny
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives.
Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.
When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember.
The next big helper was daughter Sara. She took a day off work to play with Teddy and Grandma and Jack. We were blessed with a gorgeous blue sky day for our Tuesday at the park.
"Feel free to throw this out the window and do whatever you want! You're grandparents! Have fun! :)"
Wednesday was our busiest day with both boys at our house. We made it to story time at Island Books.
Thursday was our rainiest day and perfect for meeting Jack and Aunt Sara at the aquarium. From the first big tank of fish with humans at work in scuba gear to the touch tide pools, to the felt board animal station, to the tiny salmon and the shore birds, the otters at play, and the seals dipping and diving in their pool - it was a total delight for everyone! My assigned duty was pushing the stroller filled with jackets and bags, but no boys since they were busy experiencing the wonder of this world of water.
Yesterday marked the return of Teddy's parents from Hawaii. They came in on a red eye and were remarkably energetic and engaged until nap time when both joined Teddy for some much needed sleep. My son, Blake, even managed to help me with some computer issues.
And this morning it's off to the airport, but not before we have a quick breakfast and a few snuggles. I'm so grateful for the helpers who made this a week filled to the brim with joy and happy memories.