Just checking in before we leave for another trip! We had the best time ever in Vermont. The weather was horrible with record breaking heat and humidity – truly awful, but who cares? The kids have A/C in the house and I was really there to spend time with my grand daughter so it was all good.
We had such a nice visit – lots of water play, time at the lake and hikes to the river. I was really surprised to see how adventurous this little girl was. She doesn’t balk at anything. From playing in the freezing cold river to swimming in the lake, she was up for it. This girl is on the go constantly.
Julia spent time reading books to her and sharing ice cream with her. The baby was cutting some molars and it was bothersome. Julia made popsicles for her with pureed strawberries, banana and some yogurt. What a nice auntie! They were close buddies by the end of our week there.
I am hoping as she gets older, she will remember us from visit to visit. We do FaceTime quite a bit which will help. It is hard to be a grammy from 3,000 miles away.
I really enjoyed rocking her which she will only do when she is super tired. I had the treat of rocking her to sleep just once. She is usually far too busy for that.
We got home Friday night and I spent Saturday catching up on orders that came in while I was gone. My husband has this week off so we are going to spend the first half of it at the beach. We are back Thursday afternoon and then life goes back to normal. Like I said in a recent post, I miss my sewing room!! I don’t have any hand stitching to bring with us but I am going to do some free motion doodling. I have two quilt tops I need to quilt so this will be a good time to practice drawing out some motifs.
Hope your summer has started off well! Back soon – hopefully with a project of some sort to share!
Glad you had a great time. Looks like you had lots of baby snuggles.
I so enjoyed your photos on IG of that darling bright-eyed granddaughter of yours and now seeing them here again and munching with Auntie shots as well, just so heartwarming. A good way to start off the week! I know all too well and painfully how hard it is to be a nana from ‘only’ 3000km (2000 miles) away but yes FaceTime helps tremendously and yet makes it harder at the same time. Enjoy the beach!
Yes – we do share in the long distance grandma thing. Unfortunate for sure – it seems like you get to see your grandson a couple of times a year, right? Thanks goodness for FaceTime!
You are definitely stretched out from one end of the country to the other! Glad you had some personal face time with that sweet one. Save your dollars for more airplane tickets – it will be worthy it.
I definitely keep airplane tickets in the budget wherever possible. Luckily they are coming out here in September for my younger son’s wedding. I just read your recent post about the wedding quilt – when is that wedding? Our son’s is Sept 22nd. It is coming up soon. I tried to comment on that post but the laptop was being silly and I couldn’t – I hope you are getting into a rhythm with the curves – I know it will be gorgeous – those colors are so pretty!
yes, that is a long trip, and the weather/heat here on the east coast, up and down has been horrible, I agree. INTOLERABLE
Thank God for air conditioning, and staying inside the whole time is really not so bad…. most of the time.
Just being with family is great
Rosemary – it was shocking to deal with the heat and humidity. Usually Vermont summers aren’t so humid. But it was fine – because, as you said, just being with family is the best. Hope you are well – nice to hear from you. It’s been a while. 🙂
Sounds like a great visit. Enjoy the rest of your vacation; you deserve it! 🙂
Thanks Yvonne! I was just reading some of the 6 month goal review posts at your link up. It makes me think I should review my list and see where I am at. Hope to link up in a couple of days. After this little trip. Take care.
That was a long trip coast to coast! Have fun at the beach!
The travel days are definitely long but well worth it. I hope that someday we will live a bit closer to the kids. This bi-coastal thing is for the birds. Take care Carole!
Such a sweet little girl. It looks like you got in some great quality time with her. Have fun at the beach. I’m ready for a beach get away myself.
Cherie, We did have a lot of fun together. Luckily they are coming to California in September so it won’t be too long until I get to see her again. Are you a grandmother yet? It is a whole lot of fun! Hope you get your beach time soon!
That baby is a living doll! So sweet of you to share family pictures with us. I bet Julia had the time of her life. And what a blessing that you are finding time to relax as well. We all seem to run at such a pace it can be dizzying !
Hi Barbara, We did have a wonderful trip. There isn’t anything better than spending time with my family. It has been really nice to step away and relax a bit. We went from horrible heat to very cool breezy beach weather. Quite a change! Hope all is well with you!
I can see how much you love that little cutie!!!! So glad you had such a fun visit!! ENJOY your time at the beach!!!
Thank you Val – I really enjoy spending time with her and also watching my son and his wife in their roles as parents. It is incredibly satisfying. I bet your newest grandson is growing and changing by the day. Enjoy your summer break. 🙂
I had to laugh and cry at your being Grammy from 3000 miles away. Although we’re only 50 miles from our 19, 17, and 15 year-old grandkids, it’s hard for us not to see our 2 year-old granddaughter very often, since she is 200 miles from us. 🙁
What beach are you headed to? I saw the essentials in your packed goods, such as Lay’s and Reese’s – lol! Have fun Bernie!
Lay’s and Reeses – necessary items for vacation, right? As well as graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows for the S’mores we had last night. Yikes, I need to get back to healthier eating! 200 miles is just far enough to make it a challenge to get together very often. Maybe you could meet in the middle for a day long visit sometimes? Take care Linda. 🙂
Sounds like your trip was wonderful – how precious is your sweet baby granddaughter!! So great that you facetime alot too as that 3000 miles seems so far doesn’t it!