I keep wanting to sing the old nursery rhyme “off to grandmother’s we go” (is that from Little Red Riding Hood?). Anyway, I realized I hadn’t been to Memphis in the calendar year of 2015 – even though I’d seen my family in numerous other locations – Atlanta for my sister’s wedding, Nashville for her wedding shower (and E visits) and Jackson for a quick meetup. So with Becky gone to Iowa for the weekend, me and Emerson got in the car and drove down I-40 for an overnight trip.
Emerson LOVED it! She was a little hesitant at first and did her normal yelling at “strangers” but within hours, she was going for walks down the street with Gigi and laughing and pointing at pictures of PopPop. We didn’t do anything big but just hung out. We went to this neat little park twice and got her good and tired.
I hope her memory of this trip lasts a long time and it was so great to see my mom playing with her like she probably played with me 30+ years ago.