Last week my second oldest granddaughter came to visit! Her 11th birthday was earlier this month, and one of her gifts was time to spend with grandparents. The first day we went shopping and ate lunch out together. Almost every day we played card games and watched a movie. Granddaughter time is such fun!
One evening I even joined her in pretending with her Barbie dolls. We both did a lot of laughing!
Our blueberries are finally ripening, and as we picked some she suggested we take pictures so I could use them in a blog post. It was a joy to have her here, and I found many things to be thankful for. She has a beautiful smile, don’t you think?
On Friday her mother and siblings came to pick her up. My daughter spent some time with me working in the garden. She pulled weeds and planted seeds hoping for a great harvest.
The kids picked more blueberries, and we made a blueberry buckle for supper. Besides the buckle we cooked sausage from a local farm and mixed it with scrambled eggs, some of which came from our chickens. My daughter made a salad from freshly picked lettuce, added a few more ingredients and made a blueberry vinaigrette dressing to go with it.
Earlier in the week my granddaughter and I painted brightly colored sun catchers. After attaching strings and suction hooks she hung them in the kitchen window. She chose one to take to her father for Father’s Day, then told me to keep the rest, because they looked so pretty hanging there. I’m glad she did, because every time I see them I will think of the good time we had together.
I’m glad she did, because every time I see them I will think of the good time we had together.
All good things must come to a close, but I will have these great memories and more fun times to come in the future. Before my daughter and family went home I snapped this picture of the view from my front porch, where we had enjoyed sitting a little earlier.
How about you? What are some things you are thankful for?