Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Weekend With The Grandchildren

I had a marvelous time with my Daughter and family. Could not have asked for better weather. As you can see from this photo it was beautiful. The time spent driving was good me time - to think about gardening and planning my next garden. Are we always thinking about the garden? I guess so - I think our minds are always in the dirt.

I know you can't see the sign that reads out of business for this big food broker company. Just a sign of the times in which we are living. It is sad isn't it.

This is a quaint little town. Florence Mississippi. I love old town. If we could just take a peek at the goings on in a little store. That is how people spread news of anything was to visit the local grocery or feed store.

If you enlarge this picture - you can see a swinging bridge. It is still in use today.

A nice place. I love water. That is what I always seem to gravitate to when I am painting.

Gavin, helped by his dad and little Luci. She wants to garden too. Here is my little gardener. I took Gavin some seeds that I have for my vegatable garden for him to plant. He was very appreciative and has quite a variety going in his containers here. He has about 6 of these yellow containers Dad brought from FedEx. He is very excited about producing some etables. This is smart boy too. He is such a smart kid. My daughter home schools these kids and all three of them are well above their average age student.

What a beautiful day to plant some seeds.

Luci loves her little dog Maw Maw bought her. She named "her" Daisy. All of the animals and dolls must have names you know.

Luci must dance for the camera. She is a ham.

Ben the new Karate Kid. Getting ready to show his stuff. He has just recently started karate and already has his yellow stripe - next the yellow belt. This has made a world of difference in his behaviour and his abilities in school. Being homeschooled has worked best for this one in particular. You can check out Aprils (my daugher) blog at Homeschool-Musings at blogspot dot com.

This is the scene coming home on Sunday. Drizzling and just plain yucky.
On Sunday after arriving home I immediatly headed for the garden to get my seeds in the ground. By the time I got home the skies turned to partly sunny and hot. Well, I'll shoot some photos after I have planted the remaining fruits and vegatables from plants purchased from Walmart or a local nursery.
This week I have plans to get the new flower garden set up. The plants I ordered from Springhill Nursery will be arriving in the next 10 days maybe.
Hope everyone has a great Tuesday.


Mildred said...

What cute pictures of the grandkids. Looks like you stayed very busy. Can't wait to see all that you have ordered.

April said...

We enjoyed your visit here :) I also enjoyed the "photo-journal" of your trip. Hope you have a good week!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm glad you had a great weekend with your family. The grandkids are both adorable. Enjoy them now---because they do grow up so very very fast.

Thanks for the photos. LOVE EM!!!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I am so ready to get in the dirt too. It is chilly here today and every time I go out to work I end up coming back inside.

So good to know a blogger friend past through the town in which I live. Hugs, Rosemarie

Dirt Princess said...

I love the pics! What a nice little place. So quaint and charming. I am glad ya'll had such a great weekend. Hate you had to drive home in the drizzling rain though!!!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

It looks like a fun time. I love the pictures of your drive there. Your grandkids are all very cute and it'll be fun to see how their gardens grow!

Rosemarie said...

It looks like you all had such a fun time! The girls love spending time with their grandparents. It's such a special relationship. Yours are so cute!

deedee said...

Thanks for taking us all with you on your trip. There is so much "green" there. Love the grandkids!

Susie said...

Looks like you had a great time! Your grandkids are cute!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Your family looks like they are having such a good time. You have a beautiful family.