We packed up early yesterday morning, kids and food and a cooler, my knitting and a lovely book on cd and a new GPS to guide us. My grandmother lives about three and a half hours away, close to NYC and close to Whole Foods, which we always visit when we visit her.
Children played, napped, and as the journey ended, the littlest one got her toes tickled by me as a last effort to keep her calm. It worked. Thankfully.
Grandma had a big bowl of fruit salad and another of vegetable salad waiting with peanut butter cookies fresh from the oven for dessert. From the cooler, we brought peanut butter and honey sandwiches on this bread and juice boxes, the rare thirst quenching joy of our children.
Great Grandma let Ella blow out the candles after lunch. It wasn't working so well. Every time she blew, her bangs flew up in a little puff but the candlelight remained!
Ella was quite puzzled.
Grandma thought of this.
Grandma was full of surprises, with coloring books and watercolors for the children. And then - marshmallows for the fireplace.
We had a lovely time visiting, stopped by Whole Foods on the trip home, and settled the kids into bed by eight o'clock, collapsing with sushi delights from Whole Foods and Sense and Sensibility on youtube.
Hope your Sundays were as blissful.