Grammy was in town for the weekend, which made everything extra special. We often go to museums, parks, etc. when grandparents are in town, but this weekend found us just enjoying being in our yard or close by.
Clare spent a great deal of time on the back porch working with her various art supplies she received for her birthday. She concentrated very hard while painting her garden fairy and perfected each detail.
During all of this, the adults sat in lawn chairs and on picnic blankets talking and snacking on chips and guacamole. Being neighborly is taken to a whole new level when you have kids of similar ages. There was a point in my life when I would have only smiled and said the occasional hello to our neighbors. Now we are all instantaneous friends. They come over for birthday parties, they invite our kids to their homes to decorate cookies, we take turns watching the kids as they play while we are trying to get dinner ready. It is such an enjoyable way to live. We'll be saying goodbye to a couple of our neighbors in the next month and we will miss them very much. I do hope we will have just as many happy memories with our new neighbors.