Thursday, July 16, 2009

Grandchildren's Summer Visit


Two of our grandchildren and their father (son, Jeff) came to spend the day with us yesterday. While we went grocery shopping, they went fishing at one of our neighborhood lakes. Then we all went to St. George's Marina and Beach for a picnic lunch... We just barely finished gulping down our lunch when the rains came!!!!! SO---we came back home for awhile ---and the kids enjoyed seeing all of our birds.

After about an hour, we went back to the marina ---so that the almost 14-yr old grandson could fish and the 11 yr. old granddaughter and her Daddy could swim. After a couple of hours there, we came back home ---and then went out to dinner. Then they left--to drive back to Chattanooga (Jeff's home). It was a GREAT day---and George and I always love spending time with our grandchildren (and children of course). Pictured above is the beach and lake at St. George's Marina here in Fairfield Glade. Below are more pictures.




This is "A" on her daddy's shoulders in the water.





Another shot of father and daughter playing in the water





Above is a cute photo of son Jeff!!!!! That water felt good on a hot, summer day!




This sweet granddaughter looks like her Daddy!!!




Grandson "L" was fishing out on the dock. I had a hard time getting a good picture because of the boats parked nearby.





Later, L's father had to go out there to help out!!!! (Both of these guys LOVE fishing!)





Back from fishing, I snapped this picture of the two fishermen (with NO fish in hand).... "L" is almost as tall as his Papa!!!!!





While the guys fished, "A" built a huge sandcastle on the beach.





My favorite photo of "A" ---showing off her sand art!!!!





A great picture of Jeff and "L" at dinner last night





"A" at dinner last night; Isn't she a cutie pie?????

We had a wonderful visit ---and we hope they did also!!!

Hope you had a great day yesterday also.
Hugs,

47 comments:

Mildred said...

Looks like a fun day Betsy! Beautiful and handsome grands.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

They're all cutie pies...and everyone looks so happy...what a wonderful summertime day...

Darla said...

All I see is happy, happy, happy! Looks like fun in the sun for sure.

T said...

How fun!

I love being near the water....anywhere near the water.

Arkansas Patti said...

Can tell there is a real bond between the kids and Dad. That is so cool.
Looks like A has Grandmother's smile.

Karin said...

Family is such a blessing and joy! God is good!

Peggy said...

beautiful family and from all the smiles they had a awesome visit.

Peggy said...

beautiful family and from all the smiles they had a awesome visit.

NatureStop said...

Beautiful family pics and looks like you all had a great time!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Looks like a neat day at the lake. It is good to cool off on a hot day. I'm sure you had a great visit.

Susie said...

Looks like everybody had a great time Betsy! That looks like a really nice place to enjoy the day.

Mary said...

A wonderful summer day...fishing and swimming and sand castle building...what more could anyone want?

NCmountainwoman said...

How nice to spend some time with family. Glad the weather finally cooperated.

Kamana said...

happy smiles, family bonds... fun activities. what a great day!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a wonderful day!!!! Dodging the rain? sounds like Florida too. ;)

JKoenig said...

Grandchildren--what a special blessing. Two of ours live about hours away, so I know how great it is to have them visit.

Looks like a great time was had by all!

The Incredible Woody said...

Aw - what a wonderful day! I am so glad that you got to spend some fun time with the family!!

Dirt Princess said...

How fun

Small City Scenes said...

What a lovely family you have. They sure like the water---me too.

I am taking the 2 G-boys to Fort Casey and maybe For Ebey on Whidbey Island today. Pictures for George for sure. Today I posted a skimpy--but never-the-less a waterfall--just for you. MB

Cedar said...

What a great day,... you can tell by the happy smiles all around!

Joy said...

She is a cutie pie and so is her brother. I know you enjoyed that visit and seeing them have fun fishing and swimming.


Joy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Sounds like a fun day of making memories for everyone.
Blessings,Ruth

Pat - Arkansas said...

Looks like a grand time was had by all. How nice that they live relatively nearby so you can see them regularly.

Grands are grand, are they not?

Tina said...

What a busy day!! Whew, you had me taking a nap with all that you guys did in one day...your pictures are great and everyone sure looks like they had a great time!!
Such smiling faces!! Glad they came to visit!!

Deborah Godin said...

You guys really know how to have fun!!

Diane said...

I'm glad you got to spend such a nice time with your family. Nice pictures, Betsy.

Beth said...

Hi, Betsy. Looks like a very fun day. That water looks so inviting! And that beach looks so nice and uncrowded. Your grandchildren are as cute as can be.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Betsy, you have such a nice family!

Rose said...

Both your grandchildren are cute, or should I say one is handsome and the other cute? Either way, sounds like you all had a fun day.

Abe Lincoln said...

These are beautiful family photos, Betsy, and I enjoyed looking at them.

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mothernaturesgarden said...

It is always fun to spend time with family making lovely memories.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Any day with the grandkids is a GREAT day!Doesn't matter what you do with them,it's still a great day!

Snap said...

Busy day and looks like a great time! Kids are so much fun ... any age! :D

Clara....in TN said...

Family fun....nothing better!

SmilingSally said...

Summertime, swimming, and grandchildren. What could be any better?

Bird Girl said...

Such a nice time with the grandkids and your son! He is cute (kind of looks like Rush Limbaugh ;-) I love that last picture of he and L!
By the way...every time I see a picture of my birds...I'm thinking about what song goes with it ;-) You have me crazy ...hahahah!

EcoRover said...

Beautiful kids--how happy to have time to hang out with them in the great outdoors.

Tammie Lee said...

It looks as though you had a wonderful visit. Family can be so wonderful!

This Country Girl said...

I just love family pictures, Betsy! You have a very lovely family and it looks like a very fun time! Great lookin grandkids you have there! :)

Tammy

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful family photographs !! Yes ofcourse"a" is a cutie Pie...Loved the shots..Unseen Rajasthan

SquirrelQueen said...

Great photos, your grands are just adorable. A is a cutie.
It looks like everyone had a fantastic time. I know you enjoyed the visit.

Gena said...

Fabulous photos. Looks like such a fun time.

Michele said...

What a fun day for sure!! It has been many many years since I have swam in the lakes but the photos make me want to dip into the waters... it is sooooo hot here!
Great pictures... I really had to smile!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh..what great photos of your lovely son and grandchildren..I can't wait to be a grandma some day...Michelle

Daisy said...

What a grand day you had to spend with your family, Betsy. Looks like everyone had a fun time. :)

Janie said...

Glad you had a nice visit. It looked like lots of fun.

Kelly said...

...looks like they had a really good time!! Such beautiful smiles! ...and I recognize that lake!! Mary and Ron took us to all the lakes. I remember seeing that beach.