Sunday, July 22, 2012

Nana-You Tired ME Out

Wouldn't you think 
it would be the other way around?
That I would be the one complaining
about being exhausted?
When I dropped the girls off
at home, Ria told me that
I had tired her out!

we spent 3 days at the 
lake shore.
We started out in the
hotel pool.
We have not had rain all summer.
Guess what?
It rained! And rained!
On Day 2
 we had 5 or 6 clear weather hours.
We headed for the beach.
When we arrived 
there was no one there.
Then the waves started
rolling in and the girls
jumped the waves for
After showering and 
changing clothes we
headed to the restaurant for 
a bite to eat.
The girls got a kiddy cocktail.
SweetCheeks eyeballed
her cherries to make sure
she had the same amount
as the BIG GIRLS had.
Sometimes I wish I drank....
Fresh baked bread hot from the oven,
and the view from our table
made it a perfect meal.
How do you like your 
vacation so far,
Did I mention I wish I drank?
It was crazy & hectic,
there were a couple of 
"meltdowns", and
a couple of mini-dramas~
but you know what it
made it all worthwhile?
The girls waited in the hall
while I grabbed one last thing
from the room.
When I closed the door behind me
I saw this~
Doesn't that make your
heart smile?
And, as Lulu says...
Now it's a tradition, Nana.
We have to do this every year.
SweetCheeks added...
Yeah...until yohu are too olhd.
I feel the liver spots coming on now.
your photo name


boopnut said...

Oh, where did you go? Looks like you are in Two Rivers or Manitowoc!
Looks like the girls had a good time!

Debby said...

You are a brave woman!!!!! I too wouldn't mind having a nip or two when I have our grands. Ha, like you I don't drink but chocolate, oh ya

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful idea, great photos as well, that is a heart melter for sure,

Susie said...

Diana, I truly love your pictures of the girls. Take me back to the time my own were small. Oh I understand that wanting a drink...I feel hair pulling works..I just don't want to be bald.LOL. Smiles, xo, Susie

Jettie said...

Now you know why I keep an almost empty bottle in my room...I sniff it and pretend.

DearHelenHartman said...

Great pics and great job wearing down the young'uns! You do have to do it every year, liver spots are no excuse as long as you have a forever young spot in your heart.

Beth said...

The pictures are wonderful. The last one reminds me of a picture my sis gave me shortly before she passed away. It was of 3 girls, their arms around each other to represent her, my younger sister and me.
I would print that photo and have it framed for 'your girls.'

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are so sweet, Diana! I know you wouldn't miss all this for the world {although a drink would probably help with the mini-dramas}! : ) You reminded me that my kids used to order Shirley Temples when we would go out to a restaurant. They loved getting the cherries {there were always a few}.

Susan said...

You are such a good Nana! Your little ones make me smile!!

Michelle said...

Hi Di,
Those girls are always such a joy to read about! That is the cutest picture. Glad you had fun.

Tete said...

Sounds like a great tradition. I still remember my weekends with my grandparents. A very special time. I am sure mine wished that they had drunk, too.

Patty Patterson said...

Have mercy! Sweet Cheeks is never going to let you forget you are getting old. As is that's something we need to be reminded of. I can FEEL how old I am getting when I crawl out of bed in the morning. I don't think I'd ever need another reminder. *lol*

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love the treasures memories that you are creating! That last photo says it all!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

That last photo is really special. What great memories you are creating with the kids.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

you go girl....keep them busy!

Suzann said...

What a sweet picture of your girls, looks like they get along well and they love each other!!

Enjoy your mini vacation........before you get too old :)
Suzann ~xoxo~

NanaNor's said...

Hi, I think this vacation will become the first of many. What a fun time and like you I need more caffeine when I've around my grands. Love the pics-so cute, especially with their arms around each other. Have a restful day today.
Hugs, Noreen

Japolina said...

OMG! That is the best photo ever!

Blessed Serendipity said...

It's sweet moments like the one with the girls arms wrapped around each other that makes your heart melt.


Little Miss Maggie said...

Priceless photo at the end. That one's a keeper. Glad you got some clear weather.

Ron said...

You're a great Nana!!! Oh what fun! Happy SUNday though we still have no SUN:(
xo, Ron

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a wonderful trip that must have been and so many great memories made for all of you. I love that last picture of the three girls arm in arm. That is definitely a keeper.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Frame that last picture!! Too cute!

Sweet Tea said...

Great photos, Nana D.
Glad the weather finally broke so that everyone could enjoy the water. That last photo is priceless!

lynn said...

you are so funny, diana! love the girls picture!

Cindy Adkins said...

You are the ultimate Nana, Diana!! and your cutie pies are such a treat!!!
Big (((hugs))

Anonymous said...

That last shot is gorgeous. You should get it enlarged and framed. It looks like you had a lot of fun, and it is pretty cool that you wear the grandkids out. I think it will be many years yet before 'yohu are too olhd!' said...

I love your blog. Have a nice vacation.

Your number #1 Blogger. I dont know why you never got nominated for the best writer and photographer.

Your #1 in my book.

Your humour just flows out of your mouth to your blogs.

Great! Love the video of bubble Grandchild.