1On Wednesday, I babysat for my middle son and his wife Preciosa, so that they could both go to her OB/GYN appointment and get a look at their third child on the sonogram screen. I got to spend a couple of hours with my buddy, G-Man, who is particularly attached to me lately (not that I'm complaining, mind you) and his darling little sister, Princesa. As I was getting ready to make the 38-minute drive (only 38 minutes! Imagine!) from our house to theirs, Preciosa sent me a text telling me that G-Man was whining for me and wondering if I could leave a bit earlier than I'd planned. Apparently, she'd made the mistake of telling him that I was coming soon not long after he woke up. So this is how he spent most of his time until I finally got there.
2The reunion (after the three whole days we'd been apart since Easter Sunday) was a happy one!
3G-Man put me right to work writing out the alphabet and making a picture for each letter (he is utterly OBSESSED with letters and numbers--and a budding genius to boot).
4He also did my hair for me, free of charge. He is quite the stylist. The hair salon's got nothing on this little guy.
5G-Man wanted to be on my lap or right next to me on the couch the whole time he was up. When naptime rolled around, however, Princesa decided that it was HER turn for full-on Grammy attention. I let her cry for a bit, but she had a cough and a runny nose, and I didn't have the heart to listen to her for long. So she and I got a little snuggle time in, which was heavenly.
6Now on to Thursday, when I drove 35 minutes (only 35 minutes! Imagine!) to son #4's house, on a mission to repaint the bedroom that will be the nursery for the triplets he's expecting with his wife, Braveheart. (Talk about choosing the perfect blog name for this sweet daughter-in-law, who is facing the impending births of three babies at once with a great deal of courage.) The room was a particularly loud shade of blue--the picture doesn't really tell the full story. I can see why they wanted to paint it. (Down the road, they will also want to paint the other guest room, which is Pepto-Bismol pink!)
7The kids left me a key so that I could let myself in and paint while they were at work. When they got home, voila! A whole new room! (I love paint, don't you? It can completely transform a room.) They were so appreciative that they insisted on taking me out to dinner, which they didn't have to do. (But it was fun, I must say.)
I loved our home in NH so much; but there were definitely times when I wished I lived closer to my kids and grandkids and could do more for them and their families on a regular basis. So I'm really, REALLY glad we moved to VA, which truly is Grammy Heaven for me.
Now head on over to Kelly's to see what the other Takers have to say. Quick!