Thursday, April 21, 2011

Grandparents are the best!

My wonderful mom and dad came up to Grand Rapids on Monday to spend a few hours with us. They have always been so happy to make the drive - even when I was a student at Hope College they would come up, take me to dinner at Ruby Tuesday's then drive home the same day. I've always admired the way they show me that even if they spend more time in the car than they do actually WITH us, it's still worth the drive!
Ruby was SO EXCITED to see her Grammy and Papa. As soon as they got here she started squealing and stomping her feet and running around as if the joy in her heart could not be contained had she been standing still.
We went for a walk (2 blocks) to the playground at the end of our street. It was a good hour and a half ordeal since Ruby's agenda includes stopping to examine every crack in the sidewalk, every ant, every piece of trash, smell every flower, listen to every bird, pet every kitty...
...and walk up and down the "hill" between the edge of the sidewalk and the grass. This gave my photographer dad plenty of time to get some great pictures.
Love you mom and dad! Thanks for making the drive!


Mak Beeson said...

We love you too! What a wonderful day for us!
Happy Easter!

Sheila said...

Such a fun day, too! You know we will do whatever it takes to see our kids!!

Sandy McDonough said...

I love this! And the pics are adorable!