Yesterday husband and I woke to a very cold house. We were staying at my son's house with our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter this weekend. (Mommy had a new baby sister and Daddy stayed with them at the hospital.) The furnace had stopped working. The short version is that they are getting a new furnace tomorrow. So, while the rest of the family is at the hospital we brought Claire home to our house.
Today began with the cry of "Grandma Nana, where are you?" So far we have read 7 different books. Eric Carle's The Honeybee and the Robber seems to be the favorite. We have read it 5 times. The tabs to make the bee and other animals move are so fascinating! We have played with our dolly and built a big tower out of blocks. We brushed our teeth, got dressed, and ate peanut butter toast for breakfast.
We have watched the cat. Claire and Socks are still trying to figure each other out.. Claire keeps watching to see what Socks is doing and Socks keeps peeking her head out to see if that noising girl is still here. Socks used to hide under the bed when Claire came, but now she keeps to the edge of the living room ready to sneak away if Clarie gets too close. At this moment Socks is laying on her side watching Claire who is sitting on the couch watching Yo Gabba Gabba. Grandma Nana is having a great time, but needed a few minutes to sit and rest.
Today is an unexpected pleasure. A day when we thought Mommy and baby sis would be coming home from the hospital. A day we thought we'd head home and see them next weekend. Instead I am enjoying the unexpected pleasure of a day with Claire.