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Thursday, August 7, 2014

We had such fun!

We had Alaina overnight last weekend. She's growing up so quickly and seems to change every time she comes over.  She was full of energy this time and she talks non-stop!  She was a Grandpa's girl on Friday night and wandered all over the yard with him.
Here they are checking out the flowers.


And heading to the "park" which is what she calls the area where the swing set is.


Looking at more flowers...


Playing ball...


Riding the trike...


Taking the balls for a ride...


And just enjoying each other!


When she came inside I showed her this picture from Mildred of Blackberry Lane.  Mildred remembered that Alaina likes these "silly boys" as she calls them and sent me this picture of one in her neighborhood.  Alaina laughed at it and said she wanted to go see it.  I told her it lived far away and she said she wanted it to come here. Thanks Mildred!


On Saturday, she helped me in the kitchen.  I heard many refrains of "I'll help you Grandma" and "can I have some?"  Here you see her licking off a spoon, and getting it all over herself, even in her hair.  We got her cleaned up, played with toys and read some books before bringing her home.  The house is always a little too quiet when she leaves!  We're so blessed that her parents are willing to share her with us for a while!

20 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Mari,
It is fun to watch Alaina grow up through your photos. She is such a pretty girl. I love the photo of her on her trike. What a blessing for her to be able to visit with you. Glad she liked the PINK silly boy!

Betsy Brock said...

What a fun time! She is getting tall! I'm sure her parents enjoy her visits with you, too! haha. We need to see a baby bump soon!

Jenny said...

What precious times. Your pictures are so beautiful, but that's understandable with such a beautiful subject as Alaina, and Bob, and the love they share. She is really looking like a big girl! xoxo

Michelle F said...

Oh the joy of Grandchildren.
We don't have them, but I can just imagine.
Have a great weekend!

Sola Scriptura said...

How precious. They grow so quickly, treasure every minute!

Jean Stauffer said...

Such wonderful pictures, Mari! Every single one of them! I'm so eager to see Sammy again. We're STILL waiting on that baby sister of his!

sunshinegirl said...

such a cute little girl!

Linda E said...

Someone said, 'I wish I had known how much fun grandchildren are, I would have had them first!' She is a little doll and I know she is a blessing to you both. The picture truly tell a story.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love, love, LOVE the one 'enjoying each other's company'....that is priceless. And the last one, helping grandma in the kitchen. So, so cute.

How is Alaina's new sister? Doing well I hope?

Patsy said...

Love in action--Sweet grandbaby blog. They just grow to fast.
Your yard looks lovely.

Brooke said...

licking the spoon is the best!!!

Simply Linda said...

Loveeeeeeeeee this post. She is so cute..and licking the spoon is the best! Thanks for the smiles! Blessings

White Lace and Promises said...

What a beautiful, fun time together. She is a little doll and at just the right age of playing pretend, Pretend mommy, pretend driver, pretend chef. I know it was wonderful. What a cutie patootie!

Cherdecor said...

Those are beautiful pictures, Mari, and of course, I had to click on everyone to see everything. Annie carries a stick around too! Too cute! Girls love their wagons.

I loved looking at Bob's gardens too! I like the grasses. They dwarf the other plants and makes the gardens seem much bigger than they are. I love walking among them. Good job, Bob!

Terri D said...

She really is growing up! Mari, she is adorable and you are helping her make so many wonderful memories. Love the photo of her and Grandpa. So special. Moments to treasure. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

She's getting so tall! What a cutie. She looks like a very good helper.

Ceil said...

Oh Mari! Your backyard is GORGEOUS, and your little Alaina is a little angel too. What a fun day and night for her, as she enjoys your husband's company, and helps you in the kitchen. You are so lucky to have her so close by.

Blessings,
Ceil

Amy at love made my home said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful visit! xx

Beth said...

So Cute! Her hair is getting long--very pretty! The house is always so quiet after a visit from the grandkids. We'll have one next Friday nt. We are taking each of Doug's kids and having that child only, so each one gets special one on one attention,

LL Cool Joe said...

Boy she's growing up so fast! She looks like she keeps the pair of you busy!