Thursday, May 10, 2012

Awaiting the Parents

Well, my folks should be here in a few hours, granted they got on the road at a reasonable time this morning from the hotel where they stayed. We have been to the store to grab a few items, like dog food, because the wee little dog has eaten her weight in her kibble, which has never before happened in the history of her life with us! We will go pick some fresh lemons from a neighbor's tree in about an hour, or so, and that will serve to keep us from the waiting frenzy that is likely to build with every hour, mainly coming from Katherine and her massive excitement to see her Gran and Grawmps.

We went to the beach last night for sunset and had a lovely time. There were a number of pelicans who came to welcome us, upon our arrival and a couple more groups to bid us hello. Kat did some bodysurfing, I did a little bit of Taiji, Jay took pictures and video, while Aunt 'Sha' played in the waves and breathed in the ocean. The water was nearly as warm as the air, which is apparently warmer than the other day during the afternoon, when Jay and Jim West were boogie boarding. It was nice to see them; those kids are growing like nothing else!!!

I slept well, though was regularly prodded awake by the chirruping from a number of giddy birds who appeared to be supremely excited and appreciative that the sun rose...again. I think we should all have such perspective that we see each light of day as a gift, rather than a dread, no matter the weather.

Well, I think I will eat something and get ready for our lemon picking escapade! Happy thursday, all!


Martha said...

Fresh lemons in CO? Wow. ♥ You have some awesome neighbors. I hope you have a wonderful time with your parents! Spending time with family is one of my most favorite things to do.

Xen Xen said...

I wish we had lemons in CO! No, we are in CA at my mom's mom's house for Mother's Day! Hurray!