Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sweet Maddie

Our granddaughter came to stay with us for a few days.


We spent time at the park...


fed the ducks...







did some cooking together...


had breakfast on the patio...

played badmitten in the back yard (the birdie and the racket somehow ended up in the tree!)...



went swimming at the pool...



went shopping, played card games, painted some art projects, watched movies, played computer games, walked Otis and Riley, and lots of other things ~ and we had so much fun. There was lots of activity and also time spent together talking, laughing and telling stories.
I took her home this afternoon which is about an hour drive. We stopped at Starbucks and had a snack along the way.
The house is quiet now, and I'm near exhaustion. Time to get back to the ol' routine.
"Love you, Sweet Maddie"!

16 comments:

linda said...

Sounds like you had a beautiful time with your beautiful granddaughter! She will treasure these times forever!

Hope you get some needed rest soon!

Jan said...

That is a precious post of pictures Donna. I just enjoyed reading this so much. Maddie is adorable. My daughter Mattie was looking at this post too and said it would be fun to play with her mom. She can spot a fun girl.

Take care and have a continued wonderful summer.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Maddie is a beauty! I love the picture of her eating lunch with the colorful umbrella. How fun! ((hugs)) Rosie

Beverly said...

Your Maddie is just beautiful. I know you both treasured your time together, and it sounds wonderful.

Heidi Ann said...

Good Morning Donna, Your "Maddie" is just darling! What a wonderfully busy time you've had! Aren't grandchildren just the best!!!...And thank you for visiting England with me!!!...We'll chat again soon, Heidi XO

Deb said...

What a wonderful time the two of you had :-} Such fun, summer photos.

Catherine Holman said...

Maddie is beautiful! I'm looking forward to being a grandparent sometime.
Hugs,
Cathie

Manspace said...

D.J.
I LIKE THAT EXHAUSTION PART AT THE END AND THAT WOULD BE ME TOO.
MADISON WILL LOOK BACK AND REMEMBER HER VISIT WITH NA NA.
I LIKED THE STORY WHEN SHE STOOD UP TO THE BIG KID TO GET HER GOGGLES BACK AT THE DIVING BOARD. WHEW.
LOVE-G

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Sounds like you had the best time! Wonderful pictures...I wonder how that racket ended up in the tree? :-))
Hugs,
Penny

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, she looks so lovely and such a nice age. You are so blessed, I can't wait to be a grandmother. You have to understand I have a seventeen year old daughter...Yikes! I was just remembering taking her to London when she was twelve and still liked me. Well, I can dream can't I? Karen

Tara said...

Donna

Someone's kept you busy! What a cutie!

Sunnispace said...

I love these pictures, Mom! I had to ask Maddie about getting her goggles back from the big kid and about the breakfast umbrella, she said "that's my workstation". Ha! Thank you, thank you, thank you sooooo much for helping out by letting her stay. We are GRATEFUL!!

Donna said...

She's Beautiful! So glad ya'll had a fun time!!hughugs

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
It's obvious you had a ball with your granddaughter!! What a cutie she is. We sure know why they are called grandchildren, because they sure are "grand"!!
Hugs, Rhondi

Mary said...

Oh how beautiful she is! sounds like you both had a wonderful time, even if you were a little tuckered!
xoxo,
Mary

Suzanne said...

How fun! It sounds like you both had a wonderful time.