Many people have an idea of the perfect weekend..the perfect vacation. It's different for everyone. Some like a trip to a fun location. Some like the beach or the mountains. Perhaps a cookout with friends makes your skirt fly up. Me? I'm simpler...less adventuresome. I'll take these examples of what makes my perfect weekend....like the pic below that reminds me of a Grandma Moses painting. People gathered in every corner of the livingroom doing something different. Braiding hair, brothers in deep conversation, babies gathered around a favorite Aunt for some special attention, a little one moving so fast she's nothing but a blur in the middle, Jack reading the sports page! Like the song says, "Here are a few of my favorite things"....
It's loving every minute with our newest member of the family...Ella, my great-niece. She was so good and fun and it was wonderful that my niece Amy and her hubby Eric would take a couple of days out of their vacation to visit all of us. Thanks guys for coming!
It's seeing that sweet Sophie face first thing in the morning eating her cereal out of vintage Ninja Turtle bowls that her Daddy and Uncles had when they were little.
It's posing for a group shot that no one really wants to do. Taylor, Katie and Sophie being good sports for me!
Jumping off the high dive for the first time when you're only 7. Way to go Taylor!
It's showing YaYa a skill you didn't have last year...putting your whole face underwater and swimming. That's our Lexi Loo!
It's taking that first leap of faith into "how to learn to swim in the baby pool". Good beginning Addy Rae!
A helpful brother...Taylor..pointing out to bigger sis Katie, the height of the high dive.
The final wave...I'm here I can't go back now!
We have lift off!
It's Katie with her can-do attitude...you go girl!
Finally, it's jumping into the deep end even if you can't swim because someone you trust and love will be there to catch you..no matter what. "I'll simply remember my favorite things...and then I won't feel so bad."