Andy’s parents recently spent a week with us. Grandma spent much of her time in situations like this—entertaining all of her grandchildren (and granddog). They brought us our fantastic new/used stroller (more on that later), helped watch all three kids so I could surprise my sister with a visit (more on that later) and painted Sophie’s room (pictures to come!).
Grandma helped with a trip to Toddler Time at the local library, cooked, and helped feed and diaper babies. Grandpa spent hours on Sophie’s room, patching the walls, painting the bead board white, the walls a soft pink and oh-so-pretty pink and green stripes on the wall behind Sophie’s bed.
Often, when Sophie hears or sees a plane, she asks if it’s Grandma or Grandpa, coming to visit again. We’re thankful she gets to see them so often.
“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” —Alex Haley