Sanders got to spend a good chunk of one-on-one time with his Gram while Brian and I manned the Squaw Creek Cattle Co. beef booth at the Farmer's Market on Thursday. It was a treat to be hands-free and to get to fully embrace the market without having to sell beef while also caring for mr. SandMan. Only once did I turn around and have a near heart attack wondering, "Where is the stroller? WHERE IS MY BABY?!"before quickly remembering that Sanders was at home, in great hands. :)
The weather was warm and beautiful throughout Brian's Mom's stay. It was so warm, in fact, that Sanders developed heat rash. The effects of which still linger lightly on his big cheeks. :) We enjoyed a large chunk of our time outside and ate many of our meals on the patio.
There's something really invigorating about starting the day with breakfast outside...
One morning Brian treated his mom and I to bacon and cinnamon roll pancakes, complete with icing.
For dinner it was Squaw Creek burgers on brioche buns.
My Grandpa Lawrence was admitted to the hospital on Thursday. On Friday, Brian's mom was kind enough not to mind us making a trip north to visit him and Grandma B. Sanders was taken for a walk outside and ended up getting to snooze in his Gram's arms. I think he and his Gram enjoyed it equally. :)
Grandpa landing in the hospital is a huge reminder of what an incredible blessing our grandparents are to us.
From L to R: My mom, Grandma B, my sister, Tess, and my niece, ms. Letty.
Before leaving for the airport on Saturday we celebrated Brian's Mom's visit with a lunch of Proscuitto and Pea Penne in a Lemon Cream Sauce with a side of Roasted Parmesan Asparagus, and Raspberry Italian Sodas. On her way to WA she had been on a flight with someone with a peanut allergy, meaning the usual peanut snack wasn't an option. We made it our goal to get her on the flight home with a tummy so satisfied that there would be no need for peanuts. ;)
As always, goodbyes really stink.
Until next time, thanks for coming, Gram! You are loved!