Friday, July 30, 2010

The Week Is Almost Over!!

My week with my daughter and grandson is almost over. Seems to have flown by and I didn't have my camera when I really needed it .........


Gavin was a little lonely without his new friend, Kiley. Cody was sweet and left a bike for Gavin to ride, but he went home, too. Not many kids are here during the week, so Gavin was stuck with Gramma and Papa to provide adventures. It was very hot and humid all week and he spent a lot of time in the pool with his mom. I managed to spend a little time in the pool one day and got to watch him swim and taught him to float on his back. He went on several excursions with Papa, even helped him change a fuse in the tractor.



His favorite thing to do was frog hunting in the golf cart. We zipped through the park and I pulled a few weeds here and there and caught frogs for him to hold. He was very careful and aware of how fragile their little bodies were. He would let them go quickly when they peed on his hand. He helped me relocate a pile of wood and we found two good sized toads. He held one for a bit and then asked if we could find another so that the one he was holding wouldn't be lonely. Is that the sweetest thing? He carefully put his toad down by the wood pile so that he could find his friend. My little guy possesses a gentle nature. He is one of a very few children that my tiny dog Emmy will allow to pick her up.


He helped me tend all the gardens and suggested that we water Kiley's garden..........


I would have forgotten to turn the water off if he hadn't reminded me. Kiley's big cousin, Nicole, helped her paint her stump throne.

Someone gave me this tricycle planter and I thought it was the perfect addition to the magical garden.


I shamelessly stole the idea for this pot arrangement from a fellow blogger and left Jiminy Cricket standing guard.

Gavin and Rocky were having a moment ..........



while Kiley was being greeted by the dachshund duo ........




and Adrienne napped under the quilt I made her when she was a little girl.


It was raining and storming, so Gavin and Kiley decided to play store keepers and rearrange the merchandise.
The rain has let up finally. I am alone here in the store. So much more fun outside, but they will be back when they want a popsicle or some candy, or maybe a big giant cookie. They know Gramma won't say no!







8 comments:

Brian Miller said...

cute stump...frog catching sounds fun as well...smiles. i guess the weekend is your busy time eh? well hope you have a great friday!

jojo said...

it always goes too fast when you have loved ones visiting...your little grands are absolutely grand! I can see I am in for a great time when mine gets here. Hope you have a good weekend and get a moment for yourself...take care.
Thanks for the nice comment you left yesterday, it was just one of those days..;p

houndstooth said...

Oh, time really does fly! Gavin is such a cutie! How did Wall E feel about things?

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

cute pictures. love the stump and the pot arrangement. too bad the week is rapidly marching on. glad you have gotten to spend some special time with the family.

Meggie said...

Your little grandson is gorgeous. Love the pics of the kids, pets & gardens.

Nancy said...

What a great post, Kathy. Your grandchildren will always remember how great it was to visit Gramma and Papa. My daughter and grandson will be here next week, but for only four days. I can't wait to have them here. It's always fun to visit them at their house - but much better at mine!

Rae said...

Those visits always go by way too fast. It sounds like you had a good time though. I love all the little touches you have made to your gardens.

ellen abbott said...

I had a great time with mine, one at a time. I'm fortunate I lived next door to mine up until this year. but I still get to see them a lot as we are still going into the city a lot.