Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Grand Day

Good morning all, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Hubby and I certainly did, even as busy as it was, we had a great time. On Saturday we started our day garage sailing with our youngest and her family. While I only purchased one small item, she came away with several large items. In fact, she got two old(antique) dining room table chairs and one antique writing desk. All three were "shabby" and one chair says it was patented in 1819-wow, if it is true she got quite the find. We spent an hour or so at our local town festival and then in the evening had three friends for dinner and games. It was quite fun!
Yesterday we had both our daughters and their families over for dinner and oh my did we have a good time. The weather was perfect and we didn't have as many May-flies out as in previous years, maybe because we have more mosquitoes(who seem to like me). It was an easy dinner of bbq chicken, green salad, beans, watermelon, Popsicles. I love having the large backyard for all the grands, because when you have 7 running around playing, it can get a bit crazy. They were able to go through the sprinklers and play hide-n-seek. I just have to brag on them a bit; I know you'll understand cause most of you grandparents probably feel the same way as I do about ours. These children are incredible-they all get along so well and the friendship/family bond is tight. There wasn't one exchange of words between them, they just played and played. Plus we've got 7 individuals with very healthy values and yet they are all so very thoughtful of each others feelings. When I was their age, I was constantly getting into arguments and fights and much of it came from being a compliant child who was extremely insecure. I love the fact that each of our grands had a true sense of who they are and although this might be challenging for their parents at times, in the long run, it will make them much more successful in life. I'm also thankful that they have never had to fall into the trap of peer pressure. How blessed we are!!! Sometimes I do feel that I am too strict with them-you know-sodas and Popsicles outside only please etc etc but I think it is because I taught preschool and daycare for so many years.
All in all we had a wonderful afternoon together; this is what family is about!
This week is just normal activities-walking with a friend twice, walking with daughter and grands, spending time with the other daughter and grands and getting some sewing done.
Have a joyous day!
Hugs, Noreen


  1. We did have a wonderful weekend despite a fall Alianna took, it turned our God's hand was upon her and He showed us once again He is our Rock, our Provision and Protection!
    Hugs, Love & Prayers, Ella

  2. That was a grand day! But then, any day with grandkids is grand....

  3. Good morning Noreen. You had a delightful weekend, sounds like. As did we. Except for poor hubby's ailment. But he is a wee better. We too love our family time, and so enjoy watching our grands play here at our home.
    Have a lovely week!

  4. Hi Noreen,
    Glad to hear you had such a Wonderful weekend and family time. Ours was great too.
    It was nice your were able to be outside, it was pretty hot here and then not long before time to grill it started raining, we pretty much stayed inside, but we had a great time anyway.
    Hope you have a Sweet week.
    Love ya, Nellie

  5. Noreen, you have had a wonderful day. I am so glad! I love your new picture of you and Reggie(your 4-legged baby) and look at the flowers in your yard :)

  6. Sounds wonderful
    we didn't have the Grands around untill today
    they came by to get 'Hardy' the Goldfish...
    yes it is still alive (o:
    It was so good to see them!!!

  7. Hi

    It does sound like you had a good week-end. I love watching the grands play too of course. Just really can't be beat. Have a wonderful week...HUGS, Debbie

  8. Noreen,

    Truly sounds like the most heavenly way to celebrate great summer days in the sun.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  9. Sounds like your house it the place to be! Loved running through sprinklers when I was a kid and my kids also enjoyed it! Glad you had a nice weekend!

  10. Sounds like a perfect weekend to me.

  11. Hi Noreen,
    It sounds like you had a wonderful family weekend. We had a nice weekend too! You have a lovely family and you have every right to be proud of them.

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  12. Monday was so fun, so thanks for hosting it. :)

    Love the new (???) picture on your side bar.

  13. Good Morning Noreen! Oh what a fun family weekend, we had our family in too, great time!

    Have a great day!


  14. Hi Noreen,
    Your garden is so pretty!!! I use to see Monarch 's all the time but now it is rear to see one and it is a thrill to see one!!!!
    So glad you had a wonderful week end. Tom was going to work on Monday and he went in but came home at noon and said he would rather be home!!
    Blessings and hugs, Fern
    PS thanks for your kind words.


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