Oh, what fun was had while Pop-Pop was in town! The children adored having him around, as did we. I couldn't believe how productive I was with both kids happily occupied for long stretches of time. I canned two batches of jam (peach-vanilla and apple butter), purchased and transplanted some new specimens for the front yard (Chilean guava bushes, hardy kiwi vines, and garlic chives), and made some fabulous food, including a raw peach crisp (similar to this one). We had plenty of time for fun diversions too, and the weather was ideal: sunny and warm, with a hint of autumnal breeze.
We went to the beach...
We also explored some nearby parks, rounding off his visit with a trip to the "secret garden."
Thanks for a great visit, Pop-Pop! We miss you already!