Saturday, May 16, 2009

sun sets on Florida

We arrived home from Florida early last night but i didn't want to bombard you with three posts in one day. But I also didn't want to not write this post so here it is, a few days late:

The last night of our visit, we were treated to a spectacular sunset following a strong thunderstorm:

We had a wonderful visit with Grandpa, made even more special knowing and feeling the many prayers being sent on his behalf. Thank you thank you thank you!

C, especially, loved hanging out with her Great-Grandpa. One of his hallmarks as our grandfather was his original books-on-tape. The twin and I received monthly books-on-tape installments from Grandpa Tunney when we were little. He would find neat board books, record them on tape, and mail them to us. He was known for his signature page-turning slogan "Beep Beep Turn the Page". Even now, the twin and I say "beep beep turn the page" for our own daughters. What a legacy. We were privileged enough to have him read "Hippos Go Berserk" to C last night (one of her faves).

(special note: I forgot to hit record so you see him reading from the middle of the book and then starting over. An unfortunate side effect of his brain tumor is difficulty reading. It really frustrates him, as you'll see a couple times in the video. Regardless, it will always be a sweet memory for Baby C to cherish!)

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Design it Chic said...

your baby and her great-grandfather look so cute together!
And those sunsets are so adorable.. we are treated with some super sweet ones here too!
Hope you'll have a great weekend!

Happy Saturday!
(came here via TheDuncanDialogues... you have a lovely blog)

Melissa said...

Oh, i miss those FL sunsets!

That is a great idea to send books on tape!

Raising Olives said...

What a wonderful way for your grandfather to be a part of your lives. The book on tape idea is amazing. Thank you so much! I really want to do this when God blesses us with grand kids (I'm not really that close, but it doesn't hurt to plan ahead.)


Dazzled by Diapers said...

Precious video.

I love Florida and the sunsets pics are beautiful!

Tina said...

I love the Periwinkle! Very cute!

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