But today we connected in an even better way. We hung out. Face to face. FAMILY MEMBERS ACROSS FOUR GENERATIONS chatted without having to hit the 'send' button after each thought or typing 'lol' each time we found something funny. Garrett and Gavin showed their great grandparents how they could make siren noises like a fire truck, quack like a duck, and ate Great Grandma's french fries right off her plate. We played in the kids' area at the mall, scoffed at the too-early Christmas decorations on display, and got a kick out of watching the boys eat their lollipop treats from Great Grandpa.
We organized our play date over email, thank you technology; stayed in touch by phone on the road (well, we tried...Grandpa hasn't quiet set up his voicemail yet:)), thank you technology; but spending time together was today's best connection of all. After all, not everyone gets to hang out with their GREAT grandparents on a whim.