Out-of-town Grandma (and Papa) are also special. I grew up with Grandparents who were flights and/or long drives away, which made our time together memorable. Some of my favorite childhood memories are the weeks I spent in Tulsa visiting family and enjoying my Grandma and Grandpa time.
You can see the joy in her eyes...trips to Papa and Grandma's are anticipated for weeks, counting days on the calendar and asking no less than 75 times on the drive, "Are we there yet?" (And, lamenting the whole way home, "I miss Papa and Grandma.")
There were a few holes to dig and Papa was prepared. But, we need to find him some St. Louis Cardinals garden gloves...ahem.
Matt and I left to check out the local Farmer's Market on Saturday morning. It was 93 degrees at 9:15 am...this band was playing Bluegrass music, go figure.
This visit was extra special, as Dev's cousin's were visiting too! A post-lawnmowing water gun fight was in order.
Just looking at this picture, reminds me of the smell. Which reminds me of how incredible our dinner was...beef from the farm cooked perfectly. I usually eat about 3-4 bites of steak and have had enough. But, this dinner had me gnawing the bone and looking for scraps.
One cute moment, just before the steak dinner...Aunt Meghan did a short prayer and Dev's cousin (4.5) asked if he could say one too. He was adorable, reciting his prayer perfectly. Without missing a beat, Dev asked if she could pray as well. (Keep in mind we don't pray or attend church) I held my breath, just a bit curious as to what she might feel led to pray for. She solemnly folded her hands and prayed for, "A magical unicorn."