A Week of Delights

I had a delightful visit with my sister and little nephew. Some of our highlights:

Smiles at how well my nephew (almost two) and my young dog played together and hung out. They were well matched, although the dog did gnaw up my nephew’s little shoes when we left them in the kitchen. Fetch, tug of war, even bedtime kisses for each other.

Cooking coconut Indian chicken, trying a great new Greek chicken recipe, making cream of asparagus soup from the Moosewood Cookbook, and other food. Delicious Valentine’s Day cookies made by my sister.

Taking a crash course in Elmo’s World.

Smiling at seeing my nephew’s reactions to the animals on his first trip to a zoo.

A wonderfully lazy day walking to the park, playing at the playground, and relaxing in the backyard drinking vanilla jasmine tea and eating sonpapdi, a sweet and flaky Indian dessert.

Attending my first Weight Watchers meeting. I am still trying to get my head around learning to eat in a healthier manner. My sister has done so well that I’m inspired.

Finally getting a chance to shoot photos of the elusive turtles at the pond (above.)

Chatting and hanging out with my sister! My husband kindly babysat so we could go shopping and to a movie, in addition to our time at home.

Witnessing my nephew’s cute little personality, hearing his cute little voice, seeing him learn new words, and teaching him funny things to say. (“I’m sooo cute!”) Seeing what a great job my sister and BIL are doing with their son.

I felt so blessed to have them come down, as well as refreshed and inspired.

How was your week?


Marfa said...

My week was a good one...filled with the simple, yet memorable things that make life so great! That Indian coconut-chicken recipe sounds SO good. I've got a dish I've made like that with gold raisins and curry to serve over rice....I would LOVE to make some. Only 2 more days left.

Michelle M. said...

Don't feel bad about being behind on my blog. I am behind on everything right now :) I haven't been commenting as much as blogs, but since I've had a little bit more computer time recently, I am trying to gt caught up!.

elizabeth said...

What a delightful week! So glad it was refreshing!

I love the turtle pictures!

good for you for trying to eat better...

your nephew sounds adorable (sp?) and cute!!!!! (and it sounds like he knows it in a wonderful age 2 way).

so glad you had a good week! sisters are such a blessing!

DebD said...

It sounds like such a wonderful visit. There are a few things our family annually looks forward to in early spring... and one is the first site of turtles sunning themselves at the local pond. Loved the photos.

Shawna said...

there's nothing better than re-experiencing the world through a young child's eyes. thanks for you comment this week, and thanks for this post. it's refreshing to be reminded how wonderful the world can be. :O)

Emily said...

I love the turtle! I think turtles will be my chosen animal for the year. I tend to adopt an animal each year and go crazy with books and toys and paintings and drawings etc... (As you could probably tell by my ATC's, birds have been all the buzz for a while now.)

So glad you enjoyed your time with your sister. My sister was visiting over my birthday with my baby niece. It was so FABULOUS! *sigh*

Letters From Midlife said...

I'm so happy you had a nice visit with your sister and nephew. Good luck with Weight Watchers and healthier eating.

Pres. Kathy said...

What beautiful pictures! It is nice to get a chance to spend time with our families. Your nephew sounds like such a cutie! God bless your family!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE nephews! They are the best because they're incredibly cute and you don't have to deal with the tantrums like you do with your own children. I love the turtle pics!

KatCollects said...

It sounds like a wonderful time, I am so glad you had a good visit with your Sister and nephew. I love the turtle photos.

Mimi said...

That sounds so good!

On impulse, I grabbed a can of coconut milk to use this Lent.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Sounds like a great visit! I blogged about a family member I got to hang out with for the very first time recently.

Meadowlark Days said...

I really enjoyed all of your comments! Thanks.

CDScott said...

Hi! I love your turtle shots! Nice images and thoughts throughout your blog. I will come back again! And thank you for stopping by my blog recently. Hope to see you again too!