Memories in the Making

Hi Everyone
I Have been so busy lately. We had three weeks of company that we thoroughly enjoyed and now I am visiting my youngest daughter and her family in New York.
Brianna is the youngest of our clan and has two beautiful daughters and a very wonderful husband.

In this area, what we would call small towns are either villages or hamlets. So many original houses from the mid to late 1800's every where. I love it here. It is so peaceful. The architecture in the buildings, houses, and even the cemetery stones are so intricate.
Our oldest grand daughter Nakiah has taken us on walks all over town to see her favorite places:
the cemetery, her school and playground, the pizza parlor and the local grocery as well as the 'libary'.

I brought 5 yr old Sydne bean with me to surprise her cousins. They are having the best times together. Her mommy and daddy put a lot of faith in me to bring her along. I know they miss her terribly. Thank you Bryce and Bethany for putting your trust in me. Sydne is a great 'travel buddy'.

brianna nakiah and tovi joi
we went to a small town fair and had so much fun. Tovi is such a ham
Sydne and Nakiah are more like sisters and best friends than cousins
we stopped at a small park to picnic and feed the left overs to the ducks. This picture really tugs at my heartstrings. It reminds me of my three girls when they were these ages!!
Oma's trio!! We miss Nai'a and Lauryn who were left back home!!
Nakiah has lost her two front teeth this was taken right after she went on a big ride all alone!!
Oma helping sydne bean dig in the rocks..........what a cute toy.
She loves dresses and hats....I brought her this outfit.
WHEEEEE this little monkey comes down the bannister every time she comes down stairs!!
climbing off part way down shaking my head
another picture on the midway.

I will be back home on aug 17th and will have to bring you up to date on the neighbor kids gardens as well as our three new kittens. When I left they were three weeks old and when i get back they will be five!!

I did not bring my computer as I wanted to minimize what I was carrying and checking in so I have no pics or anything on brianna's computer............just what we have taken here.

It has been humid here..........something we don't get back home..........and we have had incredible thunder storms and lightning shows..............this morning early the rain was a huge down pour.
I got out of bed to sit and enjoy it.

I am reading some books we bought at the local library and the girls and I have been reading every day to each other. I love hanging out with all my girls.

Happy august days to you all!!!!


Heidi said...

What a beautiful family! Glad you're enjoying your grandchildren.

vivian said...

hi Catie! just checking in, I cant remember if I already asked you or not (eiy yie yie.. this memory of mine!) but did you mail your pinkeep out yet? just checking because she hadnt recieved it and hadnt heard from you. shes not worried because she knew you were on vacation, but I wanted to check in!
also.. got your partner for the halloween ball doll swap! I'll come back with that info in a bit!
have fun with those beautiful children! also, wondering where you are in ny? I'm in a small town in NY also!

Carla said...

Hi Catiean! I'm your halloween swap partner checking in. Give me a hollar at DollArtistCarla at aol dot com. :)

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Hey Catiean,
How are you? So glad to read your blog, I enjoyed this post and the pretty girls having fun. I have decided to start fresh with a new blog. I hope you come by, I will post pictures of the kids sometime soon.
Take Care

Marie said...

Oh Catie, what beautiful grandchildren you have and what a joy that you get to spend so much time enjoying them!!! You are so lucky! It looks like you have had a fabulous time!

Lydia said...

Hi Catieann,

Thanks for stopping by my blog.Your granddaughters are gorgeous. What a wonderful family you have.

The art sessions are going well and the members want to continue. Have to speak w/the library mgr. further to fit library schedule. We would like them to be a regular thing.

Everyone's so excited. I do a mixture of inspiration, art, and support. Used a few activities from Julia Cameron books, quotes, etc, and use fast , hands-on activities to jumpstart the creative process. I do mixed-media collage, and offer activities from this realm.

I love your local art classes! It's a wonderful experience for kids to have a creative sharing soul, such as yourself, helping to forge such great memories, and to plant the creative seed.

You will always be remembered and blessed for such generosity! Lydia

The Rose Room said...

Hi Catie, what a happy holiday that looks to be. Precious little girls. You are a wonderful Oma!!! Hope you are well! Rachaelxo

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Catie, Those pictures made me smile. Just a lovely little group of granddaughters. Susan

Fran said...

Catie Ann,
You have a beautiful family. I know you were happy to visit with them.
Go to my site and see the little award I left for you.
Hugs & Thanks for being my Pin Keep Swap Partner. Hope we are swap partners again some time

Paula said...

Sounds like you're having a beautiful time with your girls! We drove right through your neck of the woods the other day and I thought of you the whole way, wishing we had time to stop for a chat!

Sabii Wabii said...

came over from Viv's...amazing pin cushion!

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

OMG, what precious little girls! It sure looks like you're having fun with the grandchildren. Travel safe!

Lolly said...

Hi, stranger! How are you? Sounds like you have had a busy and family filled summer! Hope you are well!

Mom and I got our etsy shop open this week, finally! YAY!