Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Two thumbs up for Audrey!

Owen seems to think that Audrey is a bit amusing as he gives her thumbs up in this photo. I'm still not sure that his little 21 month old thought process is totally grasping what this is all about and that this little munchkin of a sister is here to stay. I think that she seems more like a new toy to him at this point...but, I must say that his encounters with her have been very sweet.

Yesterday I had the privilege of being the one to pick Owen up at his daycare. As I spotted him in the playground with his group I saw that he was covered from head to toe in dirt. I mean covered! Not only was he dirty all over--including sand in his hair--but where he was sweating from the afternoon heat it was sort of caked on his skin.

Now I must preface this to say that I was wearing a nice white shirt at the time...., you know where I am going with this...

As Owen spotted me he came running towards me faster and faster with his arms outstretched and a cloud of dust surrounding him.

I looked down at my nice clean white blouse....and at this whirlwind of dirt heading my way.

Oh, what's a Grammie to do?

I knelt down and took him in my arms as he gave me the biggest "oh, I'm so glad that you are here" hug!!!!!!!!!!!!

The blouse became this most unimportant thing at that moment as I held this little bundle of dirt and dust in my arms.

Heaven right here on earth...


Beverly said...

I get all teary-eyed when I read your posts. Wonderful, wonderful. TN said...

It doesn't get any better than that....I have kissed and hugged many dirty boo boos!
Audrey is beautiful.