A Spring Evening With Nonni and Poppy

It's a miracle - I'm editing personal photos! Back in May, my mother-in-law asked me to take some photos of them with their grandchildren. I happily obliged...

Anna and David are so blessed to have their Nonni and Poppy (and two sweet cousins) all within a few miles of our house! Whether it's playing on the swing set that Poppy built in their backyard, having dance parties in the living room or going on special ice cream dates, they have a ball together. Nonni and Poppy are always having my kids over for sleepovers and special outings. They are the kind of grandparents who get on the floor and play, who take the time to really get to know each child's unique gifts and personality. I never had such young and vibrant grandparents living in my own city - it's so special to watch my kids develop such special relationships with them. It definitely takes a village to raise a child - I'm so glad that Nonni and Poppy are an integral part of our "village".

Love this quote about grandparents: 

"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies." - Rudy Giuliani

Nonni and Poppy, thank you for loving and leading us so well!