Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Fortnight with Family

"Whew!" is how much of the past two weeks has been. I flew to Kansas City where I spent two whole weeks at our daughter's house. It was great being with family, shopping, and sharing a play day with blog-friend Carla. We had so much fun visiting three quilt shops - 20 or so pieces of fabric found their way back to Florida with me - and chatting our way through lunch that we forgot to take a picture of us together. Thanks for the fun day, Carla!

If you saw the train engineer's cap I made a couple weeks ago, you were probably one of the people who commented that they'd like to see the cap on the engineer. Here's Austin, our Tampa grandson, trying it on. He didn't much care for it, and cooperated only briefly, pulling it off again right after I took the picture. 
age 3-1/2
Since he didn't like it much, I thought I'd try it on our two Kansas City grandsons. 
Tay, age 4 this month
Aesa, age 2-3/4
Though they kept the cap on their heads a little longer than Austin did, they didn't care for it either. I'm glad I didn't make three caps!

Did you notice Aesa's face in the picture? That scrunched up look that's meant to be a grin? Both of them did that whenever I said, "Nana's going to take a picture."  
Tay
Even when distracted by something else...

... when I said "picture,' there was that "grin!"


And again. What cuteness.

On the days when I could spend one-on-one time with each little boy, we visited Legoland. That means I went twice!
Aesa
Tay
We also went to a kid's museum, my nephew's pet store, and lunched out.
Aesa
In between times, we played outdoors.

Tay
Aesa
While their parents spent three nights in Chicago together, I stayed with the three kids. Mom and Dad, a busy working couple with a lively family, appreciated their alone time. While they were away, I took the boys on their first movie theater experience - Despicable Me 2 (Very cute and funny; I recommend it.) - along with Celina and my dad.

Celina
My "reward" for taking care of the kids - as though a nana ever needs a reward - was to be treated to a mani-pedi, my first in many years. My fingernails got the lacquer/gel treatment, so I hope to be showing off those for a few weeks. I could get used to the pampering of a pedicure though!

Thanks for baring with me through grandie-boasting. I will share quilt-y stuff next time. Promise! Linda

14 comments:

  1. Linda, it looks as if you had a busy, but funny time in Kansas.

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  2. Looks like you had a fun time with those sweet little boys! Gotta have myself a pedicure in anticipation of Summer!

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  3. It's nice seeing photos of your grandkids!!! So glad you enjoyed your time with them. Welcome back!

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  4. Such a great looking group. Love the "photo" faces. Glad you had such a successful trip.

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  5. Gramma's are allowed to gloat! Very cute boys

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  6. Those nails look so fab, Linda!! Don't you love it! I wish that we could have gotten together to sew while you were here....but how could anyone leave those darlings behind?!

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  7. the boys are getting so big and they are so cute.

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  8. The pics of the boys reminded me of my eldest son, now 31, when he was little. In all his pics he had 1 eye tightly closed. It took me a while to work out that's what I looked like when I was taking his pic, peering through the lens finder.
    Sounds like you had a lovely time visiting.

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  9. They are all so adorable, it looks like you had a great time!

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  10. Whew....I need a nap just reading about all you did. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your absolutely adorable grandkids.

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  11. I love how cooperative your grandchildren were in wearing the hat for pics, even though it didn't stay on their heads! Glad you had a good visit. Only 20 pieces of fabric? You can get more at Quilt Fest coming up.

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  12. I must say you have super cute grand children (with or without the train engineer's cap). So glad to know you had a lovely time with them, although it must have been tiring.

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  13. So glad you had a wonderful time with your precious grandkids. They sure are cute. I'm sorry they didn't like the engineer cap much, but they all looked darling in it. Maybe they are a bit too young yet to appreciate how great it looks on them. Wish I could have been a little closer geographically and I would have joined you and Carla. Sounds like you two had fun at the quilt shops.

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  14. Busy but enjoyable 3 days! The boys are growing so fast!

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