We are lucky to still have Mom with us. She is 80 years young and is very independent. She cooked the entire dinner herself and wouldn't let any of us bring anything. That is a sign that she is feeling good because when she asks us to bring something we know that she isn't her normal self. Mom has always insisted that she and she alone do the dinner. We don't like it but she's told us that this is what she likes to do. So Mom, thank you for a delicious meal and reminiscing over days gone by.
Can you believe it? I was almost to Mom's when I realized that I'd forgotten my camera. It was too late to turn back, so I didn't get any photos. However, Michelle gave me this one of Griffyn last week. He's a doll and he knows it. He has his mother wound around his little finger. Both Griffyn and his Mom is going to be in for a big surprise when the baby is born in August. Oh, the lessons we learn as young mothers.
Griffyn is not quite 9 months old yet and he is standing on his own beside the furniture and trying to walk. It won't be long until he is running and Mom and Dad will be running after him. He can get out of the safety belts in his high chair and swing and they've had to lower the mattress in his crib. He is a go-getter and they are going to have their hands full keeping up to him. Go Griffyn. LOL
He knows how to work the system. He bats those big adorable eyes and grins and your heart melts. I told him today that Great Aunt Mary doesn't fall for those tactics. He looked at me as if I was strange.
Today was Griffyn's Mom's birthday. She turned 32. Happy Birthday Melissa. I do hope you had a wonderful day. Melissa got cards and gifts at the family dinner. I know she enjoyed herself, but she is exhausted from caring for Griffyn and being pregnant. Please keep her in your prayers.
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I could kick myself for forgetting the camera because I thought I would have wonderful photos of our gathering. However, I will always have those memories.
Take care and please remember to do a random act of kindness today. Kindness can bring hope where there was none before. ~Blessings, Mary~