Monday, September 1, 2008

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jog

I'm home again, new freckles and all. Despite dropping into to Florida between two major hurricanes, we had great weather for the most part and a fun time was had by all.

I was happy to spend lots of time with my four granddaughters from Texas. Seeing them frolicking in the water and digging in the sand was extra fun for me.

Monday was our only rainy day. The girls and I spent it making memory books complete with pockets for found treasures and pages for artwork and lists of the things we saw and did together. I packed a bag of crafty stuff just for this purpose. We journaled and drew together off and on all week.

The baby didn't feel well due to cutting teeth, so she was slow to warm up to me. But I was able to teach her to give me five. Turns out she was happy to slap my hand anytime, just not interested in letting me hold her. Oh well, there will be a next time. She loved the water and played in the sand happily.

One last look at the beach.

We were all sad when it was time to go home, especially me.


  1. Aww sounds like a lovely time. Those kidlets are gorgeous. I just love those last two photos.. especially little girls in white dresses on the beach. What could be sweeter than that?

  2. WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Blogland has *not* been the same without you. I'm glad you had a good time at the beach. I love these pics! You've captured the essence of happy childhood summers. Love the pic of the pudgy baby leg and foot!!

    And the one where they are all wearing enchanting..... (did they manage to keep their whites clean, by the way?)

    Steviewren, thanks for sharing. I love the sugary white sand too....

    Welcome back, extra freckles and all!

  3. Nothing better that being able to spend time with the grandkids at the beach. Glad you had a nice time. It is a blessing.

  4. Sigh. So nice. I love the sandy little leg and the white frocks. Nice to have you back. We missed you so much! :)

  5. There's just something about the beach, isn't there? You scored some wonderful photos...I especially like the one with all the pretty children and the stormy sky in the background. And that little sandy foot!

    Welcome home to a new season!

  6. What fun! And I love those sandy photos! Nothing is prettier than little girls in white dresses on the sand!
    It looks like you had a great time!
    Thanks so much for your comment! It's great to meet you!
    Your header is just gorgeous!

  7. Sounds like a great time with your grandchildren! I have 5 myself and boy do we have fun together!
    I know you are tired though, so get some rest, my dear.

    I have just found your blog and I am delighted because I am a fellow Alabamian! I have just started to 'blog' myself and I am having a ball!

    I will be BACK!

    Best Regards,
    MIMILEE <><

  8. how wonderful that you got to spend time with your granddaughters at the beach!!! and, i love the new look of your blog!!

  9. Oh, my gosh--they are so sweet! Great beach photos. Glad you had a good visit with them--that one photo of them all in white dresses is precious. So speaks "summer" to me!

  10. Welcome back, Steviewren -- I missed you! What sweet photos of your grand daughters!

    I'm glad you had nice weather and such a good time.

  11. What a DELIGHTFUL week. I love the thought and care you put into planning and preparing the memory book project... and I happen to know your granddaughters' mama appreciated it too. Now you're home full of beautiful memories and fresh inspiration.

  12. What wonderful memories! What a good idea you had of bringing all the necessities for making memory books! But I'm not surprised that you thought of that! ;) Gorgeous girls in their white outfits! Welcome back!

  13. Thanks everyone for the welcome back. Getting away from home was refreshing but it is back to work tomorrow...all good things must come to an end I suppose.

  14. Stevie, you must have had the most wonderful holiday. Such dear little granchildren dressed all in white! You were missed! So welcome back!

  15. It looks like you had a great time. I bet the memory books were a big hit. The picture of the girls in white is so pretty. Glad to have you back.

  16. As we were packing to leave the beach, our 3rd born (the one with the really long hair) told us over and over that she wasn't coming with us.

    When it came time to pack their suitcases, my husband (Stevie's 2nd born) couldn't find them: the girls had piled them all with Gramma's suitcases in her room. :-)

  17. What sweet girls! The pictures remind me of all the times my mom took my sis, her friend, and I to the beach when we were little. We loved the days with really big waves the best!


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