All “spruced up” for THE ARRIVAL:
Hello — a 90-degree turn in the Spruce Tunnel today – a new direction for a few days – and Son and I are prepared! Inside, outside, top to bottom, all the four corners of our world.
We went to work and I needed to ask Son for some advice, but he went missing for a while.
He’s up there somewhere with water hose and leaf blower, taking care of eave troughs, sticks and twigs and leaves and acorns. Have you checked your roof lately? They can become surprisingly messy.
Way back, there was work being done.
Wearing “safety sunglasses” –
Down on the patio, more work
I was working too, taking care of grass and shrubs and all the things that don’t stay in their places outside in the lawn — and inside the house, way down to the basement.
Son and I had to laugh at the end of that day. We had just cleaned from the roof to the basement and all around – places that a 2 3/4 year old will never see! But we couldn’t stop ourselves.
Then I got the kitchen ready too for the Big Visit.
Nothing Cooper and Grandma like better than dinosaurs! (And some guitars and trains. . . .)
And there are some big boy cookies too – for Cooper’s Mommy. And lots of other food.
Then the ride to the airport. You know what a wonderful feeling that is to be arriving, just as your loved ones are touching down. (“An –ti – ci – pay – yay – tion …”)
Fortunately for us we have a very small, simple airport. We were one of, oh, maybe ten people waiting for the commuter flight in from Chicago.
Then – at last! A ride home through the “big city” — with the capitol dome in the lights –
And then…..the arrival. The Little One comes into the house, he looks at the shoes in the entranceway and says: “Ooooh, I better take off my shoes!”
And so…we are together. All our little family… Son, Daughter, me, and Cooper. What a gift.
It’s my birthday today.