My favorite ride at an amusement is still the mind-jangling unpredictability of a Tilt-A-Whirl. As you might recall, it spins its passengers in one direction, then another, sometimes hesitating between forays and sometimes swinging abruptly from one motion to another. This is the perfect analogy of life with a 1, 1 1/2, 3, and 4 year old; three little boys and a baby girl.
Let me start by saying these are all wonderful children, (admittedly, these precious darlings are my grandchildren). The oldest two are well mannered and polite and set a great example for their younger siblings. However, the energy level and the lack of communication skills on top of young emotions can be a ride.
Our Son and DIL in North Carolina went out of the country for 7 days entrusting us with their children. Two days later our Daughter and SIL in Texas did the same. We had a blast! However, I will say it is much different when you are not handing them back at the end of the day or after an overnight. Just like many moons ago, these little's depended on us entirely; diapers, pull-ups, wipings, throw-ups, scraped knees, bruises, meals, baths, drop-offs, hugs, kisses, time-outs (only 2), and bed-time stories. In between, there were many adventures; power wheels, park visits, horseback rides, train rides, strawberry picking, ice cream, soccer, Batman, some TV, snow cones, hot wheels, baby dolls, and forts. The most important thing is that we kept them uber busy and on their own schedules so that Mom nor Dad were missed.
Would we do it again? Absolutely, it was a fun ride. We may just ask for a week in between... next time!
Before leaving Texas, we did take a couple of photos about town and in front of a new mural in New Braunfels. And what a beautiful mural it is... (on the Comal Flower Shop wall) the El Legado De Nuestra Jornada –The Legacy of Our Journey. This public mural, commissioned by The Historic Outdoor Art Museum in New Braunfels, is a timeline of Hispanic heritage dating from the 1680’s to 1845. Designed by MOSAIC Artist-in-Residence Alex Rubio, the 12 ft. by 60 ft. mural was completed by lead MOSAIC Student Artists Laura Gonzalez, Rachel Kamata, Zöe Reyes, and Elizabeth Samuel. In fact, we met one of the artists the day we were there.
Standing in front of the beautiful wall, I am wearing a white and gold Lilly Pulitzer silk shirt (from the clost, white frayed jeans, gold Kate Spade sandals, gold leaf earrings and borrowed bracelets from my daughter to match. In fact, I loved the bracelets so much, I hinted that they would make a nice Mother's day gift for this Nannie (Grandma). You can message Laureen @ McCotti designs here for details. All other details or similar items are in the gallery below!
Pop (Mr. Silver) and I are still not completely rested but are getting there. We loved our experience with our sweet grands and can't wait to see what is around the next spin and the adventure it brings.
Have a great rest of the week and as always, thank you for reading the blog. My goal is to share chic, authentic and ageless style; covering fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together! I really appreciate you!