Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring and Stuff

We've had a few bright sunny days with above zero temperatures here so I guess you know what that means...spring is officially here!  And just in time for Easter too.  Lloyd and I will be going to Osoyoos, BC on Thursday to spend the Easter weekend with daughter Mary and her family.  It's been spring there for awhile now.  It's a beautiful drive through the mountains but a long one - probably 10 hours to make the trip from Lethbridge.

Mickey and I got together yesterday for another scrapbooking day.  We had several fun interruptions though.  Amy stopped by in the morning with five of my grandchildren - 3 of her children and two of Sara's.  It's always nice to have them stop by.  We had a good visit with Amy while the kids entertained themselves with painting books and the computer and exploring Grammie's house..  I'm going to miss these little people so much when we move to Lethbridge.  I got lots of hugs yesterday...have to start storing up.  I forgot to get my camera out before they left though.  Next time.

Then in the afternoon Rob brought his kids Anson and Brooklyn over.  It's the last day of spring break for all these kids.  Rob was home from work with his kids so he came over to his Mum's place for a break for a couple of hours.  He is the only one of my kids that Mickey hadn't met so it was nice to be able to introduce them.  Eight-year old Brooklyn sat with us and did two scrapbook pages.  She's a very crafty and creative little girl and I did an excellent job on her pages. 

We all went over to the playground across the street which, until three days ago, was pretty much under snow.  It's amazing how fast it melts when we have a couple of warmish days.

The kids love it when their Dad gets the tire swing going for them

 Anson was very careful about landing in the puddle at the foot of the slides.

Our happy Brooklyn
 After all the excitement of our company left, Mickey and I finally settled into a few hours of productive scrapbooking.  I got six pages done, but will only bore you with this one, which features a picture of granddaughters Kenzie and Sydney last May at the same playground we had fun at today.

And that's it for today.  Have a fun weekend.



I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Sounds like you had a perfect day. Family and friends and something fun to do all in one. We had some warmer weather but it has turned colder again, no snow, just rain. Spring has sprung for sure. I know I miss my grandchildren that live so far away...some I see once a year or some only during holidays. Lots happens in between that I miss out on. Being a long distance grandma's not much fun.

Miceky said...

It was a wonderful and I really enjoyed seeing all your Grandchildren and the break for their smiles! They're all so sweet! I got invited to one of their houses for cinnamon buns!
Brooklyn is a natural scrapbooker! Really her pages came together so quickly! Enjoyed watching Anson too as I also have a Grandson with Autism who is much younger. Really admire the parents of children with Autism. They have to be always so vigilant to the safety of their children.
I felt I got so much accomplished yesterday. Thanks Pat! Enjoy your Easter weekend! xo

Thisisme. said...

How wonderful to have so many of your grandchildren visit yesterday my friend! Treasures each and every one. You MUST remember to take photos next time, although I loved to see them playing in the park. Scrapbooking looks like such fun. It's something that we don't really do over here in England.

Ellie said...

It sounds as if you had a great day between your scrapbooking and visits from your children/grandchildren.
You asked if my post if that was the Atlantic ocean. It is actually called The Firth of Clyde between us and Arran.
Hope you have a lovely Easter holiday :))


Sounds like a wonderful day. Everybody looks like they're having FUN. Filling the house with friends and family is nice. The scrapbook pages look GREAT. I'm glad your spring has sprung. ENJOY your trip. GODSPEED.

Magpie said...

Lots of fun and visiting going on. A wonderful way to spend time.

Granny Annie said...

Such joy reflected in every element of this post.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I can't think of a better way to spend the day than with adorable grand babies, son and friends.
Plus doing what you love scrap booking.
Sorry I had to laugh when you said the temps were above zero so it must be spring. Good gosh honey how in the world do you do it. Oh it would take me months to defrost and then it would be winter again.
Glad you making the trip it sounds beautiful but wow ten hours is a long drive so take care
Thanks for commenting on Sissy's story. She was nervous about doing it. You should consider it yourself.
It helps you meet lots of new blogging buddies.
I have to run talk to you later

Anonymous said...

What a great day - family, friend and crafting!!

Kath said...

I too love those days when the kids drop by!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

When I came over the other day I forgot to tell you I love your Headboard.
Hope your having a good week