I arrived in Ontario on the Sunday and was picked up at the airport by three grandchildren who had gone on a drive to pick up a "surprise." It was so great to hear their excited voices and have Sarah just stare at me in disbelief. I had it all planned on how to spend time with the little munchkins so I started out at Mom and Dad's with the two middle ones.
And at bedtime it was all three of us in a double bed. I had a lot of feet in my face during the week.
I considered packing them away in the suitcase to bring them home but I thought that it might put me over the weight restriction.
On Wednesday Jenn came for supper and brought Sarah and Abbigail. We took advantage of them all being there and tried to get some pictures but it is very difficult to get four children to look at the camera at the same time but I am sure that you can see the sweetness anyway.
|Emma (3), Jacob (2), Abbigail (7 months), Sarah (5)|
Jenn took Jacob and Emma home and left Sarah and Abby. The house grew a lot quieter. This was the first time that I had Abby without her mom and dad and oh, was that fun! She is the sweetest, cuddliest, little sweetheart. I think we bonded!
|Okay, tell me you are not smiling when you see Abby's smile???|
The next few days consisted of more walks, visits, dinners with friends and lots and lots of reading. I got my hair done a few times by my own personal hair stylist....sorry no pictures. On Monday night I drove Sarah back to Kingston to meet her mom. The car was very quiet back to Napanee.
Speed shopping began on Tuesday, first with Mom to get all the grandkids gifts and then Tuesday afternoon with Jenn. Wednesday consisted of a full morning of wrapping gifts and leaving them there....no postage necessary this year. In the evening I boarded a flight in Kingston, had a couple of hours in Toronto and then back to Saskatoon.
I'm glad that I had the time with the grandkids and since I have been home I have received a few facetime and phone calls.
Now....onto Christmas preparations.
- Christmas cards and letter
- Dinner planning
Oh the time goes by so fast!