Friday, July 1, 2011

Grand time with the Grands

We've had a busy and fun time playing with our Georgia grandgirls who came for a visit this week. They arrived in the middle of the night - really early morning on my birthday Monday. Since both girls share June with me as our birthday month we decided to celebrate together. We started the morning opening up presents. Stella turned 5 on the 6th....Molly turned 2 on the 25th.

One of Stella's gifts was a cookbook and the chef outfit to match.

Lunch at Whole Foods before we hit the Children's Museum.

So much to

....a Pirate ship....

...a train to ride...

....making new friends....

....both girls enjoyed the puppet stage.....

....a bit of painting......

....riding a whale....

....water play...

.....sand play.....

....and "berry" picking....

After a family gathering for birthday cake and icecream....our big birthday bash ended with popcicles and new pjs.

The next day we stepped back in time with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg (I'll do a post some other pictures later)

Stella enjoyed the palace gardens.

A little snack break.

We enjoyed the tour of the Governor's palace.

And it's always fun to interact with the colonial actors in costume.

Cookie break on the steps.

Wednesday was perfect for a ride on "Poppa Daddy's" boat.

.....and playing on the beach..

Thursday we celebrated the 4th of July a little early and played with our twin cousins Kendall and Keelyn.

This is a shot that one of the twins took.

Nana and all the girls in our flag shirts.

This morning Stella and I worked on a little mosiac while her parents packed the van. All too soon, our fun time was up and they were headed back to Atlanta....we'll see them again this fall when we head that way....right now our house seems so quiet....we've had a grand time with the grands!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

See ya (this Nana is going to sleep in tomorrow!)


  1. I loved seeing all the fun you (and Poppa Daddy) had with the girls. I think you squeezed every minute of fun you could into that visit. The girls beautiful little blondies!

  2. Oh what wonderful fun, Martha! My favorite the boat! Brings back lots of wonderful memories for me! :-) So glad you had such a great visit with your little cuties! Happy 4th...hugs...Debbie

  3. Oh what a wonderful post. It looked like you guys had such a great time and it reminded me of the great times I used to have when we would come and visit my grandparents. Your grands are so adorable. Happy 4th to you ....and big hugs. Karen

  4. What a sweet time you must have had with these beautiful little ones! I know you must cherish the opportunities you have to be with them. "Cookie break"...such a cute photo!

  5. Hi Martha! I'm grinning from ear to ear seeing your most wonderful fun post! What a great time you must have had with your little granddaughters - cute as little buttons. I love their little matching tops and outfits! We love Williamsberg too!Love all of these and looks like you've got a future photographer on your hands! :)
    Have a wonderful 4th of July.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. It looks like you really had a GRAND time with the grands. We have not been bLESSED with any grands so I love seeing other people's. The girls are adorable. I also love Colonial Williamsburg, have been there many times! What beach do you go to? I guess you will have a QUIET weekend. XO, Pinky

  7. Looks like fun! I spent last week with my grandson. Can't wait 'til he is old enough to take on a trip like yours! Happy 4th!

  8. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you all!
    Hope it was wonderful.

    Your Grands are sweeties!
    Neat to wear flag shirts.

    God bless,

  9. Martha, they are adorable! Looks like y'all had such a fun time. laurie