Thursday, August 31, 2006

Auntie Shannon

Auntie Shannon is not technically an Aunt, she is Heidi's close friend from forever. My family is very lucky to have her in our lives. Yesterday, she took Meredith and David on an adventure to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. She also brought her niece and nephew. Four children and Auntie Shannon made the trip to Attitash for a big adventure.

Shannon is an adventurer, she loves to ski, mountain bike, hike and travel, she also loves my kids. Yesterday they saw a waterfall, they climbed a rock, they watched kids skateboard, they ate ice cream and had a terrific time.

Shannon packs the kids up a couple times a year and brings them on an adventure that otherwise they would not experience. I have trouble expressing the gratitude I feel. I know Merry and David will remember these adventures for the rest of their lives and it wells me up inside.

Another benefit of Auntie Shannon's kiddie excursions is the rejuvenating effect the lack of children has on Heidi. I got home from work and I was not sure who the woman standing in front of me was. She looked happy and rested, Heidi is generally happy but rested, not so much. When we had only one child it was a lot of work looking after her. Now that there are three children, watching one seems to be a walk in the park for Mom.

Thanks for everything Auntie Shannon.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Kailani said...

Auntie Shannon sounds like a blessing! And yes, we all need a little "kid free" time now and again!

3:47 PM EDT  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

It's so wonderful when there are such special people in our children's lives. Like you, we are grateful our kids have such neat people exposing them to experiences they would otherwise miss out on.

6:38 PM EDT  

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