Just like the title says I never thought I could love being a Nana! It’s crazy! I love my little granddaughter so much! She reminds you of the good in the world. How everything is new and interesting. She is curious, funny, and lovable.
A little over a year ago I got a phone call from my daughter and she had the exciting news that she was pregnant. This was unexpected and took me a while to take it all in. I felt too young to be a Nana. I didn’t think I was ready. I didn’t know how much I was going to love her.
Ava came into the world on July 20, 2015. She took her time and my daughter was in labor for quite a while. She was born happy and healthy!
Last year we moved from California to Oregon and unfortunately that seems a million miles away when you have a granddaughter that you want to see. Over the past year I have kept in touch with both my daughter and granddaughter through this great thing called technology! It’s not the same thing as being in person but we sure do have an advantage over previous generations to keep in touch!
We text, Skype, and lately we use SnapChat! It’s been amazing to use the technology available to us and still keep in touch. I love it!
In June they came to visit for 2 weeks! It was wonderful having them here. It was also a very different environment and schedule having a baby in the house.
We adjusted pretty quickly and had a wonderful visit! As usual we took advantage of every opportunity to show Ariel and Ava what Portland has to offer. We really know how to pack it in!
Here’s the list of what we accomplished:
- Peninsula Park
- Oregon Zoo
- OHSU Tram
- Tilikum Crossing
- Piedmont Food Pod
- Portland Art Museum
- Petite Provence Restaurant
- St. John’s Bridge
- Mill Ends Park (Tiniest Park)
- Water Front at the Willamette River
- Fresh Roll
- Columbia Park
- Saturday Market
- White Stag Sign
- Tanner Springs Park
- Jamison Square
- McMenamins Chapel Pub
Needless to say we enjoyed having them visit. Ava filled our home with laughter, love, and a new lens of seeing the world through her eyes. A baby does bring hope, joy, and love like you could never imagine. I never thought I could love being a Nana but I do.