Even with an intensive clean-up session after breakfast Saturday morning, even though we had to vacate the premises by lunch that day to let realtors bring prospective buyers through, our weekend was wonderful by a number of standards.
We have to clean up again this morning and be out by noon, so I'll just offer a few photos as testament. I had a huge meltdown a few hours after every one left on Sunday, and really haven't been able to muster much blogging energy. Perhaps it's cheating to fill the void with Cute, Cute, and More Cute, but if that's the case, well, Cheating 'R'Us.
Chasing soap bubbles, Cuddling with a Big-Girl Cousin on the beach at just-after-the-sun-gets-up, Sharing a meal with a fellow toddler of a cousin, Navigating one's fork through twists and lengths of spaghetti. . . What's the stress about, Nana?!
I guess the stress is in trying to find the balance between living in the moment in this place while remembering the layers and layers and layers of good times here and looking forward to the good times we will surely have together in our new home, whatever and wherever that may be. Lots to learn from these little ones. . .
Now I'm off to erase a bajillion finger and lip prints that were happily applied to every glass surface in the place (and we have windows Everywhere here!) at about two feet. These are a different bajillion than the finger and lip prints we removed Saturday morning --considerable thoughtful determination was given to their replacement. . .