Sunday, June 14, 2009

All around town with Madison

Maddie, our granddaughter came to visit for a couple of days. School is now out for the summer and she was ready for a sleepover and some playtime with Nana and Papa.

We thought it might be fun to do some things around town.

Walking Otis and Riley is always on the agenda.....a walk to the Rec Center.

Stopping along the way to climb a tree.

Running like the wind.

A whirl on the merry-go-round at the park.

Later, some time at the swimming pool.

Playing in the waterfall fountain at the Paul Berry Park downtown. The building in the background is the old Coon School that was renovated and turned into condos.

A coffee and tea break at the french restaurant, Le Doux Cafe and Bakery, experiencing a bit of France since she will be traveling there in a few weeks with her Mom and Dad.

Then on to some culture in the Boykin Art Gallery at the Wilson Arts Council.

Mosaics were the featured art.

A visit to Imagination Station, a hands on museum for kids.

The architecture in this building is BEAUTIFUL, and I love the colors!

Papa played the Imaginary Strings, while Maddie entertained herself at the mirrors.

Check out the albino boa constrictor. It was HUGE.

After leaving Imagination Station, we walked home in the historic part of town, passing the Jarman House Restaurant on Green Street. It's a quaint little house that serves lunch.

This is a pretty house on Green Street.

Later, dinner and a movie before Maddie was picked up to return home.

What a fun time. It's always a fun time and an adventure when Maddie comes to visit. We love having her.


Donna said...

She has Grown!!!! Looks like y'all had a great time sweetie!! I LOVE the blue butterfly!!hughugs

Beverly said...

What a wonderful day you had. Maddie is adorable, and I know how great it is spending time with our grandchildren.

The mosaic show looks fabulous!!!

Brenda Leyland said...

I found your link over at Sherri's. I'm so glad I popped over. It's wonderful to meet yet another interesting and creative blogger.

You are cordially invited to visit anytime.

NCmountainwoman said...

It does indeed look like a fun-filled busy day.

Sue said...

Hi Donna...isn't it wonderful spending time with the grandaughter's...your Maddie is adorable...but is papa her favorite?? we just got back from Jersey visiting Miss Sophie and she wanted no part of me...she hung onto grandpa for 2 weeks without letting go...He had to take Aleve everyday for a backache!!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Looks like all had Riley and Otis were tired out fast by that bundle of engergy!
We enjoyed your charming town!
Have a lovely week!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Sounds like an amazing couple of days! Loved the mosaic art.

Deb said...

What a fun day with your sweet granddaughter!

Happy @ Home said...

Sounds like a great visit which will give Maddie happy memories for years to come. How nice that you could walk to so many interesting places.

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
Wow, you packed in a lot of fun in a short time! I'm sure Maddie will go home with wonderful memories of days spent with Grandma and Grandpa.
I always enjoy visiting you too!
Hugs, Rhondi

Sherri said...

Donna, sounds like you had a fantastic visit with Maddie! Lovely memories.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Good Morning Donna, It's raining here this a.m. ( water for the flowers and veggies). Is it raining there? What a wonderful day you guys had. I loved all the photos except for one....can you guess which one? Have a super great and fun week. xo Lynn

RoyalTLady said...

Butterfly, my butterfly
Stay with me don't fly away....

Simply adore your blue butterfly.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Donna, just love this post so much. Maddie looks like she is having the time of her life. How fun. Reminds me of when my niece was younger and would come to visit us.
sending many pughugs to you and the weenies!

Fifi Flowers said...

Looks like a FAB visit! I'd like to sign up!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Isn't spending time with a grandchild the very best feeling in the world? I enjoyed mine so much during his visit last week! You did a lot of fun things together!