Yesterday was a Nana day AND the sun shone. Hooray! Hooray! In the morning I tucked the Little Miss into her stroller and headed for the playground. As soon as she spied the playground both hands flew into the air, accompanied by an excited garble of 16-month speak. I might not understand the words, but her emotion was clearly expressed.
There are two slides at this park, one longer curved one, and a double wide shorter straight one. She loved them both and slid down over and over again. I climbed onto the playground equipment with her at first, not certain about how safe she'd be there alone. But then I was stuck at the top of the slide with her, and who would wait for her at the bottom?
So, I sat down beside her on the double slide, we held hands and Wheeee, down we went, together. There's nothing like a small child to bring playfulness back into life.
Then it was time to ride the horsie, all the while saying "naaay, naaay" in very horsey tones.
Picking flowers was next, pulling them off at the heads, taking a sniff and then handing them to Nana.
Flowers from Adria. The sweetest bouquet ever. Thank you, Little Miss, for a wonderful morning at the park.
Note to her parents: The brim of her hat was down most of the time, but I turned up for taking pictures.
Now for the giveaway: I don't often pay attention to my blog stats, but with the new interface, the number of posts seems more visible. I was stunned this morning to realize that this is my 900th post! I know there's been a lot of drivel written, and there will be more. But I'd like to celebrate!
I want to thank my readers for coming by, for leaving comments, for encouraging me, and for accompanying me in blogging. Most of you I will never meet, yet I count you as friends.
So. The giveaway. Two books, "Shoe String Chic" by Kerrie Hess, passed on from Hostess, and "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. One book for the outer woman, one for the inner. Something handmade - still thinking about that. Some tea and chocolate.
Join in by leaving a comment on this post. I'll draw a name in a week or so. That's it! Thank you! And don't forget to play today!