Thursday, February 24, 2011

Papa's Time

He drove up in his topless yellow Jeep Wrangler wearing Carerra sunglasses the first time I met Dean. Among other things, it was his passion for life that I fell in love with. In those early newlywed days, I am certain neither one of us ever thought about being a grandparent. But, today he is Papa. 

Papa likes babies when they are no longer "breakable." With her buff baby arms, I think Olivia has reached that point. Now he will have many things to share with her.

Someday he'll teach her how to spot a bird of prey floating through a still blue sky. He'll make sure she doesn't miss seeing the elk and the deer playing in the back yard.

Laughing and teasing are his specialty, so I'm sure Olivia will soon learn how to dish it right back at her Papa. I can't wait for those days!

Papa will want her to know how wonderful it is to read great literature and glean knowledge from the world that surrounds her. I'm sure he'll discuss politics and math with Olivia.

One day I imagine they'll be riding the ski lift together when Papa will tell Olivia all about his memories of  Aunt Jocie and her adventurous spirit.

Papa will teach her gardening and his process of growing yummy food, then he'll introduce her to the busy bees making honey in the back yard. There are so many things to teach Olivia, he'll have to get started soon...

but not today, she's attempting to master the sippy cup.

It's still so amazing that our baby has a baby... and another baby on the way. With so many dreamy childhood days ahead for all of them it seems like they'll never end. 

But don't forget, that the absolute best part of becoming a parent is that someday you will be lucky enough to be a grandparent!


  1. How cute!
    We love babies at our house!


    (Visiting with Julie's game of tag.)