One of the best parts of being a grandparent is seeing life through new eyes. With each adventure, whether it's something I've done a hundred times before or not, I get the rare privilege of seeing it again for the first time.
The wonder of blowing bubbles.
The fun of blowing kisses.
The softness of a kitten's fur.
The first taste of ice cream.
The feel of grass on my bare feet.
The accomplishment of riding a 2-wheeler without training wheels.
The exhiliration of roller-skating downhill.
The wibble-wobble of that first loose tooth.
The thrill of a scary amusement park ride.
The mysterious beauty of life under the ocean, whether seen through a snorkeling mask or on a first-time visit to a really good aquarium.
It's all brand new again - the joy of discovery, the wonders of creation, the way our bodies can take us amazing places!
Gracie, age 5, at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Monday of this week.