Monday, June 22, 2009

Officially the grandmother of two teens!

How did it happen? Where did the time go? Adam turned 13! Since we're at the beach, we had a little birthday party for all the June birthdays. From left, Granddaughter Ashley,son Tommy, cousin Ben and grandson Adam. Sitting Russell's mom. We had a great day on the beach then a great dinner, birthday cake and ice cream.

I'm always amazed at how time day you're holding an infant in your arms and the next you're putting 13 candles on a cake.......or 17.......or 27........or 23......or 82. Well, I actually didn't hold Mema or Ben as infants. :)

It's been such a pleasure to be able to have the grandchildren here with us at the beach. This will only be the second time they have been in Florida for their birthdays, so we're honored and excited to share this time with them.

Today, after a quick swim, lunch and showers, I took them back to PC to meet up with their granddad. They'll spend some time with that side of the family......granddad is taking them to see the Manatees. They're really excited about that. Ashley says she's taking a sea cow home! I'm not sure one will fit in the overhead compartment.

It's strange to be back without them, but I'm enjoying the rest of the week at the beach. The weather is beautiful! Hot, hot, hot.


Cathy said...

What a pretty bunch of people. Funny, but don't you think Adam and Ben look a lot alike? Happy Birthday all!!!

Dawn said...

So you're having a great time right on the beach? Sounds like a great time together, with lots of great birthday celebrations.

Time does indeed fly!

Needled Mom said...

Yes....where do the years go????

It looks as though you all had a great visit.

Mimi said...

Hi Nancy!!!
It's so fun to celebrate birthdays with family and how nice to get to celebrate that many birthdays at once!!!I'm jealous about the beach time, we were in Panama City beach area for the first time last Sept. very end of it, so the weather was perfect!!!!! The water was nice and clear!!!!
Enjoy your beach--LUCKY!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh I have visions of water (and other things) dripping out of that overhead compartment AFTER she stuffs the manatee in!!!

Maybe you'd better work on finding her a stuffed toy!!

Leslie said...

I emailed my parents the other day to remind them that they no longer have any grandchildren in elementary school as my youngest will be starting middle school in September. He's the youngest of the 9 grandchildren. However, my parents do have a great-granddaughter who is 2 and her baby sister will be born in about 2 weeks!

Tonja said...

I am so glad that you had such a wonderful visit. Time goes by so fast. I know they enjoyed being with you just as much!

Why don't you get a little photo album, and send them a copy of all the pics you made while they were with you? You can just run them off on regular copy paper, and then you do not have to worry with all that setting the sizes stuff. Then write a little note about the picture. That will be a real treasure to them in years to come.

And, yes, you CAN do it! Remember the post I did about my Pop for Father's day? Well, I ran those off on regular copy paper...then, glued them to cardstock...punched holes in the top...and put it all together with those pull apart silver rings. He loved it!

Just a thought.

Katie and Beau said...

Glad y'all are having fun! When do you get the kids back?

Sharon said...

Happy Birthdayyyyy

Glad you are enjoying your time, It has been hot!!! Love that picture great smiles :)
We are close I am in Tampa!

Have a great time sending hugs your way!!

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Very handsome family. Hope ya'll have lots of sunscreen. It is so very hot here also!

The White Family said...

Looks like y'all are having a great time! St. George is always beautiful...