Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch

It is a treat to spend a little one on one time with my sweet grand babies. Last week, I was able to join Lillian's 3 year old class on a trip to a pumpkin patch way over in east Alabama. I also got to do this when Maddie was 3 and 4! Lillian often has to ease herself into new adventures, but not this time. She had a ball on all the jumpers and slides! She has lots of sweet little friends, and she loved doing everything they did! I was shocked when she went down the biggest slide there over and over again!!

This precious one is so much fun!  Never a dull moment!

Train rides, duck races, friends and a little "duck, duck, goose"

Grinding corn!

The bunnies and animals were a big, big hit!!

She didn't hesitate going down the silo slide!

And we searched far and wide until we found the two smallest pumpkins in the patch!!

Sweet, sweet babies!

Sidewalk chalk fun!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Picture Time

No beach trip would be complete without the required family pictures.  We were meeting some of Josh and Lindsey's special friends for supper, so we squeezed this little photo shoot in before we left.  I am happy to say that everyone was all smiles!

Precious family!!  Josh had a little trouble with the sun in his eyes!

There are just no words!! Love these babies more than life itself!


Sweet sisters!



And sweet Reed!  

Best big sisters ever!  

And then we were off to eat with this sweet family and their precious new baby!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sun and Fun

Pop and I spent a wonderful long weekend at the beach with Josh, Lindsey and the babies. Lots of great food, beautiful sunshine, calm waters, and time to be together.  We love going this time of the year!  The weather is still gorgeous, and the crowds have thinned out tremendously.  We have started staying at a condo right by the pass that is also directly on the beach.  We love watching the boats go in and out all day! The girls and Reed had a wonderful time, and so did the rest of us big kids!

How was this for a perfect start to the day?  On days like this, I am glad our babies get up so early.  I would not have wanted to miss this!

Our big girl is growing up so fast!  She enjoyed the water, until tons of the biggest jellyfish we'd ever seen showed up! Luckily, they were only there one day.

This one didn't get too close to the water, but she still had a great time!!

This angel spent several hours on the first day just sitting in Pop's lap checking everything out!

Lillian joined them for a little while, too!

There is always a castle to build or a hole to dig! That little picture on the bottom shows us hauling all the gear down the boardwalk on the first day.  The fun makes it well worth the journey!

Lots of talking and a little walking!

Reed caught lots and lots of these fish!  The girls enjoyed watching!

If there's a hill around, these babies are going to find it!

Wipe out!!

These sweet things had a ball!

The beach is also the perfect place to play peek-a-boo!

There's nothing better than family time!

Birds, Crabs, and Birthday presents!

The girls and Reed brought Pop a couple of special birthday presents that they picked out themselves!  Two Alabama cups from Maddie, and a special little giraffe from Lillian that now proudly sits on our dresser!

I've got at least two more beach posts!  Lillian and I are also headed to the pumpkin patch this week! I think I may throw in a little work this week, too!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Grandparent's Day

Have I mentioned that I think being a grandparent is the greatest thing ever? I was able to celebrate Grandparent's Day with sweet Lillian last week.  This also gave me the opportunity to see Maddie and Reed, too.

Lillian had made it quite clear that she had no intention of singing at the program.  No problem though, it just gave Mam (Josh's sweet, sweet grandmother) and me more time to love on this sweet girl!

After the program, we enjoyed a delicious donut and goldfish snack and then visited her classroom.  I truly loved having some one on one time with this little stinker!

After we left, I wanted to take her to the park, but she insisted we go to the indoor play area at Burger King.  And boy was that a great call!!  Two of her buddies from school were there, and they had a ball playing!! 

I felt really guilty leaving little man at school while we were having such a good time!! However, we did go back and get him a little early, so he could have a little fun with us, too!

No stress here!

The night before Grandparent's Day, I was able to go with Lindsey to Maddie's cheerleader practice.  I also talked her into taking Lillian.  She had a ball with her cute little self.  Keeping up with Maddie is one of her favorite things to do!  Definitely a future cheerleader in the making!

The squad - plus one!!

We are all journeying to the beach in a few days, and I just can't wait!!  Fun times ahead!