Crafted for Saturday, August 6, 2011
Today my nephew Jason arrived for the afternoon with his wife Michele and his two younger children. The kids, age 6 and 3, thoroughly enjoyed their time on the beach and in the water. Having two older cousins to play with (my own kids Emma and Paul) and a four month old puppy had them smiling and giggling in no time. What became apparent in no time, however, is that Alyssa and Jack are now old enough to give their parents some freedom to swim or to sun; they are now old enough to play independently with my own children. With the four children playing hide and seek, swinging, and picking blueberries together, it was rewarding today to have “dock time” with Jason and Michele, two of my all-time favorite people.
We took time to gab and to simply enjoy one another’s company. It was especially nice when my husband, who cannot be in the sun for too long without burning, surprised us by bringing a plate of nachos and french bread with olive oil with pepper to us. (He probably did not appreciate my calling him ‘cabana boy’ for the rest of the afternoon, however, but it was fun).