Jay and I took a drive up to Schwenksville today to visit our niece, Avery Grace.  Oh yeah, and to spend time with her parents ;)  Not being parents ourselves, it is such a joy to spend time with a little person who is so filled with curiosity, joy and what I like to call "ease of being".  No ego, no expectations; just pure delight in the littlest of things.  

Sure, as she outgrows the baby era and becomes a certified kid, these things will develop.  But for now, she is just the sweetest little creature who loves nothing more than to clap, dance, and finger-paint.

Today, in between bubble blowing and playing "I'm gonna get you", Avery and I were sitting on the steps reading books, and I said, "let's take a picture together", to which she replied, "mm hm".  I thought for sure she wouldn't sit still for an actual picture, and that if she did, she wouldn't actually smile.  Well, imagine my surprise when she not only sat still, but she also looked at the camera and smiled on cue.  

Later in the afternoon, she sat on my lap and enjoyed a well-earned bottle of milk.

And later still, she read a book to/with Uncle Jas.
I don't know what the rest of the weekend holds, other than laundry, but I don't think anything can top spending time with such a precious peanut.  Hope your weekend contains a bit of Grace, too.