I can 't choose just one so be ready for Piper overload today.
I drove down Friday and had a delicious lunch with Teresa, Taci and Gracie. Since I was 45 minutes early I visited the yarn shop across the street from the restaurant. It was very aptly named The Little Lamb and Ewe. I bought some knit picks cables for my interchangable needles. I am hesitant to buy online right now, so was glad to find them. It is a darling little shop and I hope to visit again. We had lunch at Bocelli's in Gresham. OR, where we exchanged little gifts-a shamrock pin from Taci, a cute sheep button and card from Gracie and a ladybug stitch holder from Teresa.
Such a good time we had! Taci had to return to work and I had to leave to meet my daughter who was working a conference this weekend. That was my reason for coming this time, so I could watch Piper while she worked. Anyway, Gracie & Teresa were able to go to another antique store. I'm jealous. Meanwhile Taci has invited us to knit night Friday night and I'm hopeful I can go. Such fun. I'm not sure when I'll be back in Portland again so it will be great to see them all again.
And Miss Piper's sweater IS too big on her but still cute and she will grow into it way too fast. We're having fun together. I folded laundry this morning and she picked it up and threw it on the floor as fast as I folded! Such fun! She was laughing out loud. Joyful music to a Grandma's ears.
Can you see her little tooth in the third picture? A second tooth broke through yesterday right next to it. Two teeth in one week! And she's still a happy girl. We went shopping and bought her the yellow dress for Easter. She looks happy with it doesn't she? And that's my daughter Mandy with her. A beautiful girl too. :-)
The last picture was Piper napping yesterday in my arms. I know I shouldn't hold her so much and I'm trying to do better this trip, but sometimes Grandma just HAS to cuddle. It more for me than her! :-)
Unfortunately, the only "fly in the ointment" as they say is that Grandpa is sick. This is the man who NEVER gets sick. I shared the flu with him last month and it sounds almost as though it's back again. Coughing, fever and aches. He's at work today though. Without me there he doesn't take care of himself. Please say a prayer for healing for him. Even if I thought I could do anything for him, daycare was cancelled this week for Piper.
Thank you to all who read my blog. I love the thought that I have friends all around the world who care about me and my little life. I'm so very glad to know you all!