Saturday, September 19, 2009

It was a "Grand" week!

Just this afternoon I put my dear daughter-in-law and two grandbelles on a plane back home to Atlanta. Goodness the house seems mighty quiet now. It was a wonderful week. Stella got to go with her Aunt Katy to have a fitting for a bridesmaids dress (Stella got to try on some princess dresses too a.k.a - flower girl dresses.) We went to a church picnic - played on the playground - Stella got her first haircut - we visited family and some of the family came to visit us. We went to the library and picked out a week's worth of books to read in Nana's "big bed" every night. We played many games of Chutes and Ladders and drank lot's of chocolate milk! It was a delightful week. We also got the opportunity to take the girls to have their pictures made -- four beautiful grandgirls.

Stella Grace is our oldest grandgirl - she turned 3 in June.

We welcomed her sister Molly Rose also in June.

All four of our beautiful girls -- I got them matching shirts from my friend at "The Butterbean Tent" -- so cute Stella Grace and Molly had pink and green dragonflies with their names on them. Kendall and Keelyn had blue and lavender dragonflies with their names on them. Just darling.

The twins had their first birthday last month -- Here's Kendall in her dress I gave them for their birthday.

And here's her matching "bookend" Keelyn.

On the last day our Georgia girls were here we decided to load everybody up and go to Maymont Park.

Miss Stella Grace in her "chariot".

Kendall and Keelyn are also ready to roll.

Molly Rose decided to nap on her ride.

We saw fish...


everybody's favorite the otters! (upper left corner) looks like we're in the picture as well - or at least our reflections.

otter on the move

and everybody's "back in the pool".

At the farm we saw a donkey...

sheep and goats...

...we smelled the flowers in the butterfly garden...

..saw a rather grumpy looking pig...

...a pretty peacock...

...a fox...

...climbed on a rock...

... tried to find the black bears but they were hiding, so we just posed with the statue.

And just plain wore ourselves out! They'll be back for more fun at Thanksgiving -- can't wait!

See ya!


  1. What a blessing to have those special times. <3 Your grand kids are beautiful!!

  2. Such beauties!!! You must miss them awful already! Glad you all had such a good time creating all those sweet memories...xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  3. OMG these grand babies are just darling girl...How special to spend time with them...I just love seeing them and reading about them...I just adore my grands so much...May you have a great weekend my friend and thanks...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  4. Such darling, darling children!! WHAT FUN!! Love otters--they are so entertaining. The pig looks so interesting too ;-)

  5. Oh Martha! What cuties! I love the picture of the four of them! It sounds like a wonderful time was had by all!!! Aren't grandchildren the best inventions ever??? lol Happy week!...Debbie

  6. Oh Martha, they are all so precious. What wonderful photographs. I've tried getting a professional photo of the 4 of my grands, and it isn't an easy task! I love the one where they are laying with their heads together. Looks like you made a lot of great memories while they were visiting. laurie