Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

When the granddaughter stays over February 4, 2019

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IN THE LIVING ROOM, a ballerina guides a train along tracks…



then dances across the carpet, tulle flaring as applause roar.



In the kitchen, an elephant stomps. BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. Then asks for a cookie.



Along the river bank, snowboots slap on wet pavement edging the river and the ice-boxed rushing waterfall. The need to walk, to run, to just be outdoors prevails following days of near record-breaking brutal cold.



Then, beneath the bridge along the recreational trail, vehicles thump overhead while three walk, one trailing.



Back inside the house, two snuggle under a fleece and blue jeans blanket and read of baby robins and bunnies and warm days of spring.

Then preschool arms reach, wrap around neck and speak the sweetest of words. “I love you, Grandma!”

© Copyright 2019 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


19 Responses to “When the granddaughter stays over”

  1. Beth Ann Says:

    I can almost hear her sweet voice. What a lovely post. Thanks for sharing Izzy with us today.

  2. Littlesundog Says:

    You and Randy are brave to venture out into the snow and cold… but what wonderful memories you are making!

  3. Jennifer Woldum Says:

    Absolutely Perfect. Such joy they bring to our lives!

  4. Ahhhh so SWEET – she is becoming quite the little lady 🙂 Happy Day – Enjoy!

  5. Almost Iowa Says:

    Grandkids are the best. Uh….. and so are Great-grandkids. We added another “great” last Tuesday.

  6. Sheri Eichhorn Says:

    That’s a heart render there. The photos helped to tell your story, while you used lean, powerful words to take us with you on a wonderful afternoon of grandma and grandchild. Lovely!

  7. This is the sweetest. Love that 1st picture of Izzy, she is precious.

  8. Cheryl schrader Says:

    Grand babies are the best. That is all I have to say.

  9. Bella Says:

    Yes, you certainly are making memories-what joy she brings to your lives

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