This weekend was exhilarating, exciting, and extra special. It was also exhausting. All because of five honored house guests who were here for the weekend.
Those honored house guests were our nearby grands: Gavin (9), Maddie (7), Owen (5), Benjamin (3), and Alaine (20 months). Their parents (my daughter Kristin and son-in-law Brian) had never been away from the children since their first was born. But their youngest is such an easy-going baby (and has always had a special bond with her Gran), that this seemed to be the right time for them to take a just-the-two-of-them excursion. Kristin tentatively asked us this past winter if we thought we would be up for such a weekend, and we quickly agreed to it!
In between lots of meals and activities and chatter and giggles, I snapped a lot of pictures. I had planned to share some of them in a special edition of Sunday Snapshots. But tonight I am just too tired to choose which ones to share, let alone decide how to group them or present them. Which leads me to a laugh we had over the weekend.
As we finished dinner on Saturday evening, after a day full of activities and outdoor play, I was feeling the ebb of my energy.
"Who's pooped?" I quizzed my dinner companions.
Gavin's head jerked in my direction and, with eyes wide (obviously thinking that I was asking a very personal question) he said, "Today?!"
I love that boy!