Last night, Grandpa came over for dinner. After dinner, I took Gavin up to read him some books and put him to bed. When I came downstairs, Autumn was on Grandpa's lap watching home videos with mom.
At around 7:30PM, Grandpa and Autumn went upstairs to begin to the bedtime routine. We sat downstairs and listened to Autumn's uncontrollable laughter. She was losing it. At 8:30, Rhona went up to check on them. I could hear Autumn screaming with laughter.
At around 9:15, Grandpa finally called it. Almost two-hours of book reading, laughing, and carrying on. Autumn was still talking about it this morning.
Grandpa is going to be a hard act to follow tonight when it's just me (Rhona has an appointment).
But aside from that, I'm thrilled that Grandpa and Rhona get to hang out together. And it's not just grandpa. On friday, Granddad came into town and took both kids to Niagara Falls.
"Dad. It was a huge water fall. This big." (Autumn holds her hands out as far as they'll go).
"And I had strawberry ice-cream for lunch".
Two hour book readings and strawberry ice cream for lunch. That's what Grandparents are all about.