We got to have Tom's dad over for dinner tonite. His mom is out of town, so we got the chance to take care of him a little. Isaac took great care in setting Papa's place at the table, with extra napkins "because he's old." Unfortunately, Isaac reminded Papa that "you are really old", several times. We'll have to have a little talk about manners later.
We brought out our "table topic" cube and enjoyed having Papa answer a couple questions: What is one of your scariest experiences? How did your family decide to settle in your hometown? He had great stories to share for both. Ross has an amazing ability to recall such detail from his youth. We actually have a lot of them recorded in a big book that sits in our family room. It motivates me to keep on top of journaling.
And as the picture depicts, Papa had to have a little visit from the parakeets. He was a great sport to put up with all the "really old" comments, my cooking, and parakeets perching on his shoulder. We hope he'll come again(: