As you may or may not know, I am a ….. Chesshead. Oops! Did I spell that wrong? I meant a CHEESEhead. Yes, I was born and raised in Wisconsin, which means I have a lifelong loyalty to the Green Bay Packers. That is a very easy loyalty these days. Aaron Rodgers is one class act! And a great quarterback to boot. But I’m going off on a rabbit trail. No I did not hunt rabbits growing up. Nor did I milk cows. Ack! There I go again.
The point is, Natalie and I visited my mother in my hometown this weekend. Here is a great view we had while visiting:
Natalie and my Mom are kindred spirits. They just bond instantly whenever they see each other. No words required (but don’t think for one MINUTE that my daughter doesn’t talk her ear off!) They are the coziest twosome… they talk and laugh and explore together.
Grammy (what we call my Mom) teaches Natalie all kinds of things about leaves, fern fronds (and my family members all KNOW that is true) birds, owl pellets, migration, etc. And she knows PLENTY! Natalie listens and asks, “You mean THAT bird, Grammy?” as she points to the vast backyard with several birds in it – who knows which bird she is even pointing at? But Grammy is the soul of patience and delights in Nat’s questions, handing Nat her binoculars for closer inspection and answering as though the question is easily understood.
Just look at these two:
But I DO believe Nat is “nearly” too big for Grammy’s lap:
We had a wonderful visit… there is something special about having a Girls’ Weekend!! The minute we were on the expressway heading home Natalie asked, “When will we be going back to see Grammy, Mom?”
I just L O V E that. And don’t think for one minute the guys weren’t busy in our absence: