Our visit was absolutely wonderful. I loved seeing family and friends from college, work, even childhood. It was also a highlight to drive my parent's car, and of course to shop, shop, shop. Most of all, though, I enjoyed watching my mom and dad be grandparents and my house become Grandma and Grandpa's house. Jonathan loved all the things to see and play with. Grandpa even gave him an old remote control of his very own so he wouldn't get jealous while they watched TV together. (Before that, Jonathan kept taking the working remote out of Grandpa's hands, causing complete channel-changing chaos.) They also liked to go outside together look at the trees and flowers in the yard, often coming in with a surprise for Mommy or Grandma.
What surprised me the most was to feel the change personally, as well. The house felt like a Grandma's and Grandpa's house, with a yard full of adventures, fun old toys, lots of stuff to admire and look at, and all the delicious treats and snacks someone could hope for. Mom and Dad were Grandma and Grandpa. It was so natural to call them by their new titles, you would think I'd called them that my whole life. They live up to them very well. Grandpa tells stories and tickles, Grandma plays games and sings songs. We already miss them (and their house) like crazy and we can't wait to see them again... whenever that will be.