Now I get to spend time with her and my grandbabies on a regular basis!
I love it that my shy, contemplative 16-month-old granddaughter shouts, "Nene! Nene!" every time I walk in their door. I love it that my grandson, who was quite wary of me when he was a toddler, greets me at the door with gusto and immediately tells me about his newest toy or creation. I love it that I have a toy basket in the coat closet at home so they always have something to play with when they come over. It is such a privilege that I get to watch these delightful, unique, precious human beings grow up right before my eyes. Now that they're here, I can't imagine life without them!
Just a 10-minute drive and I am at their front door. Whitney offers me coffee and we sit and chat. Austen puts on a serious face for my camera.
I ask River to look so I can take his picture, but like a typical 3-year-old, he keeps turning his face or hiding under the table. Such a tease. So I say, "Hey River, can you make a mean face?"
That's better. Now make a silly face.
Great! Now make a surprised face!
You look very surprised! Now, make a smiley face!
And that's how you get a 3 year old to pose for the camera. :)