Scott and I went to Cancun for 6 days with a group of friends, and had a wonderful time. It was so nice to be in the sun, and be warm. It's about this point every year that the Minnesota winters seems to drag on and on and on...!
Ava had a wonderful week with Grandma Deb - she was an absolute angel for her. Scott and I were so happy to hear that! We did miss her while we were in Mexico, but we knew she was in good hands, so we didn't worry about her. As we landed in MSP, Scott called Deb and asked her to keep Ava up until we got home (around 9pm). She was so excited when she saw us walk through the front door. She's started to do a hand-clapping thing when she's excited and happy, so those little hands were clapping away when we came in!
Although, now that we have her, we're a lot more aware of kids in general, and the poor parenting skills that we see some parents exhibit. For example, while we were in Cancun, a 4-year old girl almost drowned because her mom left her in/at the pool while she went to the buffet for some food. Real nice. 13 years old, maybe. 4 years old, definitely not.
Last Tuesday, my mom called me with some sad news - my grandma Elsie (my dad's mom) passed away on February 16. She had been sick for quite a while, and was ready to go. The good news is that she wasn't in any pain before she passed on. As much as I'll miss her, I'm happy and relieved that she is finally with my grandpa again.
I had posted this photo before, but I thought this would be appropriate again: