Last Thursday I was off, once again, to the east coast- Babyland, Maryland.
My daughter is named for one of my best friends. My friend lives in North Carolina. She and her daughter drove from North Carolina to Maryland to be with all of us. My friend's daughter is eight years old. My granddaughter is eight months old. My granddaughter has cousins that are one and four but she had never been around an eight year old. She loved the eight year old and the eight year old loved her right back. The baby giggled and smiled and imitated. On Saturday we all went to the National Aquarium. It was amazing.
|National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD|
|Granddaughter showing her mommy the jellyfish|
|Can we play?|
The photo below is my friend that my daughter is named for. We've been friends for over thirty-five years. How I love this woman. How I have always aspired to be just like her when I grow up. She is a beautiful, classy lady. She has nothing but love in her heart. She loves my children like family. And now she loves my grand baby. Some think we look like sisters. I take that as a high compliment.
Life is kind of frenzied right now, but just like a jellyfish, I float. Sometimes gracefully, sometimes frantically, but I float.
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