Back when it was just three of us (Adam, Henry, and I), my mom would sometimes watch Hen if we went out of town. She would leave these really great letters for us about their days while we were gone. I saved each of them. The letters would talk about their walk at the park. How many treats he would beg for...etc. I always enjoyed coming home from a trip and finding those letters on the kitchen counter.
Now that my mom watches Ellis most afternoons while Adam and I teach classes at the gym, she sometimes leaves love notes about her afternoon with Ellis.
Like this one from a few days ago.
Jan. 6Today we played in her room. Read a few books. Then we looked for the new car and rode around. When we got to the living room she wanted to play with new books. Little books were a hit. We carried one with us and had a snack in the kitchen - crackers/cheese and I opened one container of bananas. Then we played with a few toys and my purse was the best. We called Mom & Dad. She was trying to write in this notebook. More snacking and then we played with Elmo. Elmo getting sleepy. She started getting sleepy - she wanted to lie on the floor with stuffed animals. I warmed the bottle. Elmo maybe the ticket to getting sleepy. She drank her milk and she was out. I hummed the Elmo song.
My baby girl loves her grandma Rose something fierce. As she should. As I knew she would. It is so amazing to see their relationship. Sometimes I walk in the door and this is what I find. And I know that though I am gone for a couple hours, she is happy and content as can be at home with her Grandma Rose.
The love notes are truly so special to me.
I will keep these, too, forever.