We had our best Christmas present early this year when we got to spend the weekend with our grandchildren. We hadn't seen them for 6 years due to a number of circumstances and, in that time, the youngest had changed from a baby to a very bright 7 year old. The oldest child remembered us a bit and we had been Skyping with both of them every week so there wasn't any adjustment on their part.
Those of you who are grandparents know the special bond with these children of our children isn't something that can be explained. It is just there. Just watching them be themselves is as amazing as seeing space flight or an unfolding flower.
They and their parents continued on their trip to the Bahamas on Monday and we returned home. We shall talk to them again on Christmas Day via Skype and I expect there will be an extra joy to the link up. We really miss not being with them but are oh so thankful to have had the time we did.
I have been doing a few little bits and pieces sewing. I have also finally got around to drawing the design for the lighthouse quilt I am doing for a customer. The top should be completed tomorrow.
I will post a picture when it is done. In the meantime, here are a couple of photos of the best grandchildren in the world.