I am starting to get excited.
Do you want to know why? Exactly one month from today you are coming to see Poppa and me at our house here on the Hill!
You have already been here two times before, but this time I think it is going to be a little different. First of all…now that you are a bit older, I think that your Mama and Daddy will actually let you spend some time here with Poppa and I ALONE. (I think that by now an evening away probably sounds pretty good to them!) That should be fun…and maybe a little bit scary (for me and Poppa :)) You see, we haven’t had a toddler around the house for a while. I am looking around the place every day now for trouble that you might get into. Not on purpose, of course, but I am a bit of a worry-wart, so I want to make sure there is nothing around that can hurt you.
Also – we need to have some fun things for you to do here. When we chat in the mornings you are very busy, so I know that we will need things to entertain you. I am hoping we can spend some time outside and use the pool that we bought you when you were here last summer. We will need to get a new ball and maybe a riding toy so that you can play out in the yard. I am sure that Max and Moe will enjoy that, too – we will just have to keep them from popping the ball!
We want to take you to the park so that you can swim in the lake and maybe to Midway Park, where we can ride the train and the carousel. Your Mama went there when she was little with her Grandparents. Of course we will go to the Parade up town on the 4th of July. It will be fun to spend an American holiday with you (Don’t listen to your Daddy when he calls it “the day of Colonial aggression”, I know that he secretly enjoys it just as much as the rest of us!) Maybe your parents will let you stay up late that night to watch the fireworks, too. We will roast marshmallows out back and I am sure you will roll down the hill a time or two.
I have a pretty good feeling that right about now is when this grandparent/grandchild thing starts to get fun. I am hoping that our morning Skype dates have made us familiar enough to you that you feel comfortable here. I just can’t wait to hug and squeeze and tickle you. I am sure that this is just the beginning of many wonderful years of memories for us.
It’s going to be a long month of waiting…
See you soon!
Love and kisses,