It’s Grandparents Day this Sunday and why not celebrate the higher generation of the family? After all, they are the ones that brought us here and spoil our children rotten just for the sake of it.
I am extremely lucky that my kids are not only close with my parents but with Mr P’s parents as well. I think it’s important for families to have extended family around to share the experiences of kids growing up. I have so many amazing memories of my own Grandmas and I want my kids to have the same too. My grandpas all passed away either when I was a baby or a young child so I was sad to not be able to get to know them but my grandmas keep their legacies alive through their stories. I am even more lucky that both my own grandmas are close with my kids, their great-grandparents.
Even though I’m an expat and my parents live on the West coast of America technology has brought my kids that much closer to my own parents. They love to Facetime or Skype and actually see who they are talking to especially since they are so young. A phone call doesn’t really bond them together but to run up to the computer screen and show Grandma or Papa their latest toys well that just glues them together. I only wish they lived closer so I could spoil them for Grandparents day.
I am lucky to have my mother-in-law close to us so she visits each week and goes with us on our adventurous days out with the kids. They have now even named our spare room Granny’s room. I think that’s special that she can be such a big part of their lives and I know they love having her around making memories along with us.
We also have Mr P’s father right down the road from us too. The kids love when he stops in with his dog, R, and kick the ball around the back yard together. I swear being a grandparents is the best job in the world!
I am also blessed that when we go back home there are more than a few generations waiting for us to visit. I love getting more than one generation together to catch up. There is nothing so magical then getting grandparents and even great-grandparents around. Here is our four generations photo from this summer where truly great memories were made that will last a lifetime.
So I hope all of you are celebrating Grandparents Day this Sunday. What do you have planned? Any special gifts to say a big thank you? Why not send them a beautiful boutique of flowers from Appleyard London. They are celebrating Grandparents Day too! Let’s join them.
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I was lucky enough to be sent the Bright Smiles bouquet and trust me it didn’t disappoint. From the moment the mailman dropped it off, to me carefully unpacking it’s amazing package to setting them in my favorite vase, I was stunned. The vibrant colors and blooms were beautiful. I thought they might be a little wilted but not even close. I see why they named it Bright Smiles because it sure put a bright smile on this girls face. I am a sucker for fresh flowers in the house.
A huge thank you to Appleyard London for their extraordinarily beautiful bouquet and for the generous discount to all my regular readers. I hope everyone has a safe and fantastic Grandparents Day this Sunday!