Monday, October 10, 2011
Seize the Day!
I took this picture of a few of the grandkids on Labor Day weekend. All of the grandkids are delightful!
It is fun to talk with them, be with them, hear them talk, and watch them mature! They are growing up so fast!
David will be celebrating his 14th birthday on Thursday. This boy is going places. He is in band, jazz band, on tech crew and the football team.
He seldom has a few free hours and almost never a whole free day. Today he was available!
Someday, I will no longer be able to maintain balance on a bike and have the strength to pedal for six miles but today I feel great! I wanted to do something active and outside and was glad that David was willing to accompany me on a bike tour.
I tried to breathe in all of the beauty of the day and capture a few photos.
I love it that David is adventuresome in eating! After our bike ride, we stopped at Max’s on Adam’s Street for lunch. David ate an authentic Chicago hot dog—with all of the toppings-- yellow mustard, onions, relish, a dill pickle, tomatoes, hot peppers, and celery salt on a poppy seed bun. . .
And then he had a second! It made me glad! I don’t know why? It just did.
I love it that David can walk fast and thinks a mile or so is no big deal. It was great to skip the taxi rides!
For about 4-5 years, David has requested to go to the Willis Tower Skydeck when it was still called the Sears Tower.
I have to pause first and I still stumble over the new name every time. It just doesn’t sound right.
For David, Grandma Days have seemed to fall on days when the weather was inclement.
A couple of years ago we went to check out the Skydeck twice but there was “no visibility.”
Today was gorgeous!
We enjoyed our few moments on the Ledge and got the appropriate photos.
And even though David is not genetically related to me, I was glad to discover something else that we have in common.
We made a Garrett’s stop before boarding the train back to Winfield.
Unfortunately, I remember very little from my freshman year of Latin. The older I get though, the more I recognize the wisdom in this phrase—Carpe diem!