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Monday, July 20, 2009

The Best Visit Ever

I have not been around to blog lately.

I admit it. I am failing miserably in keeping up with my life AND blogging.

My hubby ended up being in the hospital for almost a week. I did my first Musical Theatre Summer Camp for the summer, and last but not least, my daughter, Hailey and her little family were staying with me.

Yes, those are my excuses. I will stand by them emphatically.

As for my daughter.......she has come to visit me before, but not with all four kids in tow, and not for so long.

It was so.....well......fantastic....the best visit ever!

I already posted some photos from July 4th weekend, but I just had to post a few more----to have it for future readers, as well as catalog some of the fun things that we did. (There was supposed to be more, but our schedule got a bit put off, with fingers being smashed and me leaving for a mini tour with my band---which you will HAVE to check back to read about.)

My little twin G-baby darlings!

4th of July with Hailey, her husband Ben, and the twins.

Hailey with Mila and Lucy.

Bret with Aydan---waiting for the fireworks.

With my little sweetie, Lane.

Mila's birthday party----a BIG nine years old!

Ethan and Mila give a sibling hug.

Mila, with Poppy and her present.

We moved over to the theatre to finish the party. The birthday girl in her
vintage costume.....

.....and with Aydan----acting out a play.

Fun Improv play.....

.....with the eldest to the youngest involved.

Meg and Brinna dancing with the twins.

Candle pin bowling----Aydan ready to throw.

Even Lucy took her turn!

Hailey and Ethan, just after the bowling game....

....And Mimi giving the twins some tips.

In Cape Cod, at the beach----Lane observing the horizon.

Hailey, showing the twins how to fly like the birds.

Brinna, with some stranger.

Here I am with Lane!

Lucy with sand all over her sweet little face.

Aren't these swimsuits the cutest thing ever?-----Lane and Lucy.

Trips to the park were also made, as well as a trip to the Museum of Science, a visit to the hospital to see Poppy, another visit to the beach (a different one---but I forgot my camera---ugh!) and pictures taken by Poppy for his website, BBSNAPS. There were also lots of days where we stayed home and just hung out, watched DVD's and enjoyed each others company, as the kids played and....well,....took over the house!

My oldest G-daughter even took the Musical Theatre camp----but I don't have pictures of that, of course, as I forgot my camera (are you seeing a trend?) at the rehearsals, and counted on my daughter to take some---but her camera ran out of space. Hmmm. We do have problems getting pictures of memorable events in our lives.....

All in all, it was a lovely time. I started to get used to having them close, and one morning when I realized that they were only here for a few more days, I woke up with an ache in the pit of my stomach.

I mean.....I had an actual pain.

My heart hurt, as I knew that it would be several months until I could see them again.

I do love these little G-babies of mine.


Rachel said...

This is awesome! I am glad you are having such a fun time this summer!

Julie said...

oh I love these pictures so much! What a beautiful family! I can't wait to hear about your other adventures...I hope you hubby is doing better : ) xx

Kristina P. said...

Well, these look like some pretty great reasons to slack off in the blogging area!

Christy said...

I love all those photos - you look gorgeous, darling! As do the babies! My daughter has the same bathing suit as the girl on the right - super cute! Hope your husband is okay now -- and it's summer, cut yourself slack re: blogging! :)

Alyson (New England Living) said...

What a wonderful visit! How is your hubby? A hospital visit sounds serious. Hope all is ok.

Hailey said...

I love the video of the girls because they would totally say, if they could, "Um, I have an idea, Mimi. How about you put down that camera and get on that apple juice!"

Thanks for the memories!

carma said...

You have a beautiful family. Looks like a whirlwind of a week. All very valid excuses for not blogging. I often need to remind myself to do first and blog later. Living life is the priority :D

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Girl, you are geougeous! I'm so stinkin' jealous. And you can't just casually say your husband was in the hospital for a week and NOTHING MORE! Good grief. You need a serious talking to.

The photos are lovely. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

I can't spell. Obviously.

Mom n Pop Wilson said...

What great fun to have that little family around for so long! Maybe one of these days they'll be living next door.:) We can always dream.

Pearl said...

That's a very nice looking group you got there!!


Omgirl said...

Your grandkids are absolutely adorable. They must get genetics throught their grandma!

Karen said...

Looks like such a great visit!

I guess we'll give you a pass on your bloggy slackerness!

Jewels said...

they are SO darling! What a grand thing to have them visit for so long. I know I take advantage of the fact that my parents live so close...those pictures are wonderful, and oh how I miss Hailey!

Kristin said...

I think my Mom would die if I took the dude away from her! Such little cuties you've got there. I hope the hubs is on the mend!

dapper kid said...

These are such beautiful photographs :) And that video is so sweet. Sounds and looks like you all had an absolutely wonderful time together, and I hope you get to see them all again soon! Oooh the play looks so fun. And I really do hope your husband's hand is getting better. Hope you had beautiful day :)

Debbie said...

I have loved seeing the photos of your visit. Everyone looks so happy.
Love the play photos.

tiburon said...

Looks like so much fun! You have a gorgeous family!

And honestly - do you bathe in the blood of virgins or something?! You are STUNNING!!

Melissa B. said...

Love these Superior Snaps AND the video! Glad you're back in the blogosphere...come by to see me sometime!

Isk8Jewel (~Julie~) said...

Looks like a wonderful time! Can't wait to hear about your tour. Next time I'm in Boston, I'll have to come catch a show. :)

Rachel said...

Looks like lots of fun!!!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I can't believe how beautiful your family is... of course they take after you... but beautiful and active and fun!!! :)

MochaTrina said...

Daughter??? More like sisters. You look great. Send me a bottle of whatever youth formula you're using and or drinking.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Your photos are great. You should enlarge and frame a few of them.

Patrice said...

Stopping by from SITS to say Happy Saturday Sharefesr!
Your grand babies are so cute!! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Bowling & plays!? What a fun grandma!

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