What a tough day this turned out to be. After 5 glorious days with my daughter Kelsie, and 2 beautiful granddaughters, it has come to an end. I will treasure these last days and keep them close to my heart...and telephone...until next month when we'll be heading down that way for a vacation.
I will not forget the moment when Maddie made up a special song and serenaded us with her Minnie Mouse on helium voice.
"♫I love my mommy and my Nana...I sooooooooo happy...♫"
Yeah. That got me.
I will not forget how Emmie lit up every time I walked into the room.
Or that she seemed to be rather fond of suckling my chin.
I will not forget the tractor ride with 3 adults and 7 children in the blueberry fields. Or how blue everyone's mouths were even though there was a sign clearly stating to "pay before sampling".
I will treasure the babies' baths in the kitchen sink, even though Maddie really didn't fit, but loved it the most. Or that "Nana has the best books and movies, Mommy." Or that that little precious, almost 3 year old would rather share Nana's ice cream than have her very own bowl.
And I really won't forget how Maddie stated that she "wanted to live with Nana forever."
I'm currently on Kleenex box #2.
And don't even get me started on how much I'm going to miss spending time with my "when-did-she-grow-up?" daughter. I started missing her 5 minutes after she arrived!
What I will need therapy to forget however, is that on Day 5, we realized that we had unknowingly exposed them all to strep throat. (Who in the world has strep throat in the summer? Oh yeah, that would be us.) So far, we have 1 that tested positive for the illness. Hopefully, that will be the end of it. Unfortunately though, I'm not feeling too swell either.
I'm hoping it's just my broken heart.♥
Here's what's cookin' this week...
Leftover Blueberry French Toast Casserole
Popovers with turkey, raw local cheese, Garden salad w/ Ranch Dressing
Breakfast burritos (scrambled eggs, cheese, red peppers, green onions, sour cream)
Grilled hamburgers on whole wheat buns, baked sweet potato fries
Scrambled eggs, toast, raw honey
Fettuccine (brown rice noodles), with fresh Pesto sauce, Garden Salad w/Ranch Dressing
Speltcakes, with homemade blueberry syrup
Ham, Cheese, and Chive Omelette's
Date night (Kids are on their own!)
Lunches this week will be leftovers, grilled hot dogs/buns, Yogurt Smoothies, and whatever muffins are tucked away in the freezer!
For more menu ideas, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie for Menu Mondays.