Nikki and Jay were here last week for their spring break, and we had a great time. We went to Cinema Grille twice! (Alice in Wonderland received good reviews from all of us — Diary of a Wimpy Kid, not so much, but I thought it was cute! Although, it was typical middle school humor, i.e., gross at times.)
At the end of dinner one night, something we talked about reminded Hubby of a couple of harmonicas he had in the back of a drawer, so he got them out to give to Nikki and Jay. But while Nikki finished eating, Hubby and Jay teamed up to “serenade” her on the harmonicas. (Well, when I really think about it, it was more like “dueling banjoes” than a serenade!)
But even though Hubby got out the harmonicas as a joke, Jay immediately began to produce some actual music with his! Hubby has never had music lessons and doesn’t like to sing, but he has always been musical. He can whistle beautifully and has always been able to sit down at a piano and play or play a tune on a harmonica. And as fast as Jay took to the harmonica, I would guess he has inherited some of that same ability.
I took this on the morning we were leaving to take them back for the “hand-off” to Gunny in St. Louis. They had just gotten up, can you tell? While Hubby packed the car, I suggested the three of us take a short walk just to give our legs a good stretch before beginning that long ride in the car.
A couple of ducks were on a roof top, probably looking for a good place to build a nest. (Oh oh, I think they’re looking toward our house. There is a spot near our front door where, even when we try to discourage it, a mama duck makes a nest every year!)
Just one short week out of a whole year that we spend with just the two of them. I hope we have given them some good memories, because they have definitely given us many!
Time really does fly when you’re having fun — especially with two people you love very much.