Thursday, November 4, 2010

Is it too Soon to Throw the Candy Away?

Have you thrown out yours yet? Do your kids wake up and ask you for a piece at 6:24 AM? Come on! I let them have one piece per that too little, is that why they crave it at
0 dark thirty? I grew up in California and I had one set of grandparents in Eastern Tennessee and another set in Taiwan. I didn't see either very often. In fact hardly at all. I am so happy for my daughters...they have my husband's parents a whole 2 miles away and my parents are a 5 hour drive up the coast. They get lots of grandparent time and everyone is happier for it.
No matter which set of grandparents they are spending time with, they still squeal in delight when a trip is announced whether it be down the street or north on the freeway.

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This is Lily with my parents exploring the pier at Avila Beach. Sweet, sweet, sweet.
Today I am grateful for the love and wisdom that my parents and in laws share with my children.


Tracy said...

I can so relate. I didnt grow up near my grandparents. I was lucky to see my grandma every few years.
But children had the joy of seeing their grandparents when ever they wanted. I too and grateful for that.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

hehe, i wonder if i was like that as a kid. i did love to eat candy!
i do cherish living close to my family, they mean the world to me. love your layout! love the banner and the distressing. thanks for sharing and have a fabulous friday and weekend, sam! *hugs* steph :)

Johanna said...

Great LO! Love the banner :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Great layout and who throws candy away?? Keep them for next year's trick-or-treaters!!! reuse-reduce-recyle!!!! lol

Linda Beeson said...

What a sweet reason to put together a layout! I didn't get to see my grandparents much either and so I am very determined to be a very present grandma, myself and it is so fun.

koralee said...

Thank you so much for visiting me...your blog is lovely.

I soooo agree with you..nothing beats grandparents..what great memories your children will have.

Hugs for a great week xo

sophie said...

this is such a great layout!! i love the way you used the butterflies and the banner is so cute!