|First things first: lots of hugs!|
|Combing Poppop's hair|
While all this conversation was going on, Dad got a word or two in, but he was being completely monopolized by little Miss Rachel! She couldn't get enough of him today, and likewise, he couldn't get enough of her! I was really enjoying the conversation with Kathleen and Daniel, but I was quietly in awe of what I saw going on between my dad and Rachel.
Great-grandfather, and great-granddaughter! Rachel hasn't seen Dad since she was three, but evidently he left an impression, because we were told she kept asking for him to come back, and was excited to know we were coming this week! She ran out the door when we arrived, and ran right up to Dad!
Later, we all headed into Sanford for lunch at Mrs. Lacy's Magnolia House Tea Room, a favorite Rachel spot! I highly recommend it if you're ever in Sanford, North Carolina. It's quaint and charming, and the food is classy and delicious!
Lunch at Mrs. Lacy's was quite the event! Again, it was Rachel and Poppop taking center stage as the rest of us just watched, marveled, and laughed.
|Lemon tasting time!|
Back at the motel this afternoon, Dad told me that Rachel asked him about having no teeth. She wanted to know if he could eat and what he could eat. Dad told me she stopped and looked like she was really thinking about it for a few minutes, then she looked up at him and said, "Poppop, I love you anyway, even if you don't have teeth!"
|Tea tasting time!|
|More "lovin' Poppop" time!|