Wednesday, September 14, 2011

#1 Grandparents

In addition to the three birthday parties, two showers, honoring 9/11 and daily activities we celebrated this past weekend, there's one important day that did not go unnoticed, and that was Grandparents Day:

We began our morning with Daddy taking some well-deserved time off and heading out to the Chiefs game, only to find ourselves knee-deep in dough, sprinkles and frosting, creating a little treat, a small gift for the people in our lives that bring us the greatest blessings.

Inside: chocolate chip and frosted sugar cookies. Outside, the little dude's handprint and on the back, this quote: “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” All tied with a bow to be enjoyed.

The truth is, no mountain of cookies, no piles of cash, presents or accolades could ever account for how mesmerized, thankful and blessed we are to have the kind of grandparents we do in our lives. From our own set of parents to our parents' parents, we are constantly amazed at how they are always there, helping us grow and thrive and now doing the same for our own child. They are the epitome of kindness, the general of genuine care, the queens of fun, the captains of comfort and the leaders of love. And though we find ourselves speechless time and time again at all they continue to give with their hearts, minds and hands, we're going to spend the rest of our lives celebrating it and cherishing it for what it is...

perhaps even if it is just one cookie sack at a time.

We honor you Grandparents, on this special day and always...we love you.

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