Our friend Papa invited us to his 80th birthday party. We love him so much that we were, of course, ready to celebrate. Much of the party was spent in the sandbox as Elijah had yet to experience the joys of digging and digging and digging. He tried to eat the sand a few times which always resulted in much crying.
Another "it's a small world" connection was made at this party too. An in-town-for-the-weekend grandfather was telling me of his travel plans. It ended up that he was heading to the very retirement village, over twelve hours and several states away, where my own dear grandparents live! As a special treat, our friend Laura sent a chocolate cake and pictures of my grandfather's namesake with our new friend. The retirement community was abuzz with the story a few days later....really! (Oh, and they want the chocolate cake recipe, Laura. Is it OK to distribute it?)
Happy Birthday Papa! We are very happy to have you in our lives!