Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Visits from Nana & Pappi are always FUN.

Honestly the world is a cruel place when you don't live near any of your three sets of parents, meaning Alla has no grandparents even remotely close to us. Well I suppose that just makes visits from them all the more special. I have never seen this girl leap out of bed for anyone or anything, but when Pappi came up the stairs Saturday morning you'd have thought I was chopped liver, cause she just could not scoot past me fast enough! That made me very happy - every time they come to visit she 'gets it' more and more and the true nature of grandparenting comes out for them, all the spoiling, all the attention. She loves it. Can't you see it here?

I mean that is most definitely a what-all-can-I-get-away-with face, isn't it?

She gets away with plenty. But most of all she gets all the love and squeezes and attention she deserves all weekend long. Lots of play toys and play trains and read books and play blocks and draw happy face right there, draw big one happy face right here!

Here's my favorite thing she said all weekend: Careful, Nana, don't hurt yourself on the grapefruit. Oh. My. I could have made a whole Ten on Tuesday with all the new little sayings she came up with this weekend (and repeated once she discovered how cute we thought they all were).

A new one today when I was cutting grapes for her lunch: Too sharp knife, only for grown-ups. How is it that she's almost two, when two years ago seems so short, two years ago I was still months away from holding her? The reality of two is setting in, and I am indeed starting to get sentimental about it.


Susie said...

Looks like a wonderful time :) I love hearing all the things Alla is saying and putting together. I can't really believe 2 is almost here!

tasha said...

I really love her vocabulary! She's so amazing. It's ok, go ahead get as sentimental as you want, this only happens once, and time is going by soooooo fast.

Megan said...

You are very entitled to get sentimental. You are the mom. It goes without saying. Alla certainly does look like she is thinking about what to get away with next. Grandparents are great, aren't they?