With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Best Buds

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Best Buds

Friday afternoon I picked up our oldest granddaughter, Keri then her sweet friend, Annika, for a weekend full of fun activities.  These adorable little girls were a delight and had my heart smiling continually as I listened and watched their interaction.
Anni is the granddaughter of my very dear friend of 28 years.
Our kids grew up together and are close friends.
Now, the children of our kids are growing up together and forming sweet friendships.
After getting PopPop and Jared, our first stop was McDonald's for dinner and giggles. Even at 9-years old, the girls still had fun climbing and sliding in the Playland gym.
Next it was to our local high school to see a delightful production of Annie followed by ice-cream sundaes with all the toppings at home.
It was a late night, but Keri and Anni were up early and helped me make a pancake and sausage breakfast with tea in their own birthday-month tea cups. (The girls are 20 days apart in age)
 Heaven knows why the kids are all fascinated about our crawl space.  They couldn't resist helping PopPop bring up boxes and boxes of Christmas decorations.
 Then it was outside to gather leaves... again.  Our yard did not look like we already spent days raking/blowing/hauling leaves to the front curb, so Jared, Keri and Anni helped PopPop gather more for the leaf collection trucks coming this week.
It didn't take much coaxing from Keri and Anni for me to get out my childhood Barbie dolls. The girls played for a couple of hours on my bed enjoying the same dolls I played with at their age.
There were also pots of tea with cream and sugar cubes, art work created, Mad Libs to chuckle over and hours of chatter.
 More Ice-cream, the Muppet's Christmas Carol movie and finally bedtime.
Our church has two campus's and this morning we will attend church at their campus and then enjoy a fellowship lunch together after service.
I haven't done one ounce of decorating yet but I sure did enjoy every moment with these two cuties.


Debbie said...

How I love time spent like this! The girls are such cuties. You gave them a week-end that they will remember for years...Enjoy your day!

Maple Lane said...

What sweet smiles these two have and how special to enjoy such a close friendship. Those sundaes look delicious. Wishing you all a blessed Sunday.

Snap said...

This is the best use of time! :D :D Friendships -- memories ... perfect! Adorable girls. I want some ice cream! :D :D

Jackie said...

I found your link on Ann's site and thought I would check it out.

Oh my I am so so glad I did. This is just a marvelous share. It may very well be the best post I have seen since I started back blogging a few weeks ago!

The girls are adorable and all of the pictures are just incredible!!

I'll be adding you to my blog roll also so I can visit more often.

Oh my name is Jackie and I blogged for years but quit about 2 years ago. Now I am back. I am a mother, grandmother and yes even a great grandmother!!

I hope you have a blessed day and week!

Melissa said...

Sounds like everyone had a wonderful weekend, the girls are so cute! =)

The play sounds like so much fun, I love Drama Productions.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Buttercup said...

So sweet and what a fun weekend for all!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

What fun! The girls are zoo cute, GREAT pictures of all of you L!! xo

Cyn said...

fun filled days and nights it sounds like! Great pics too!

marie said...

What a lovely way to spend the weekend....chock full of fun and making sweet memories!

Barbara F. said...

Can't think of a better way to spend a weekend! Such cuties, all of you. ;-) xo

NanaDiana said...

Aren't grands the best? Look how cute those two girls are together...and what a blessing that you can love AND enjoy them- xo Diana

Ann said...

That's so sweet, it's like a family tradition in friendship :) Sounds like a nice weekend

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

What a wonderful weekend! Precious memories for both girls.

Donna said...

Such sweet looking young gals! They are having a blast together!

Cheryl said...

Oh what sweet memories you all must have made!
This is a fascinating story of lives intertwined...

podso said...

What a wonderful memory making time! Third generation friends --that's something to celebrate!

Maryann said...

If I had the choice between decorating or spending time with these two cuties , I would have done exactly the same. you inspire me on ways to entertain my own grandchildren ,Loved the post

Robyn said...

What a great family legacy!.. Its so nice to read about and see things like this.. Rare these days..What a wonderful weekend!
Robyn :)

Carol said...

They are so sweet :) And what an awesome time they are having!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your grand daughter and her friend are at such a wonderful age, and it looks like they had a fun sleep over at your house.

I am happily lookig forward to the birth of my first granddaughter in a couple months and having good times like this in the future!

Olga said...

Hi Lorraine, what a fun weekend you had. And what a sweet company!

How awesome that you have your childhood Barbie dolls. I remember back in Ukraine when I was about 9, my uncle and his family were leaving for America, and I asked them to send me a Barbie (Barbie dolls weren't sold in Ukraine at the time). They did, but I was about 15 when I received it, but I kept it for memories. And when I moved to the States, I brought it back here again.

Thank you for your comment on my crocheting blog. You're right, the hook is E 4-3.5 MM. I fixed that in my post; thanks again.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Once again, you are sharing your gift of time and love with these precious girls. How blessed they are to have grandparents like the two of you. I wish that for all little girls. Your granddaughter sure does look like you. Do you hear that often?

Laurie said...

I did not realize how much I have missed of your blog until I came to visit today, Lorraine, and I enjoyed getting caught up on your posts. I love your personal touch of Chloe's 1st Christmas stocking and the American dolls outfits. I had to smile at this post about Keri and her friend, Anni,
imagining the chatter and the chuckles. The idea of your friend's granddaughter playing with Keri is so sweet,reminding me of someone who has been my friend since "before we were born," bcause our mothers were pregnant at the same time, and we went all the way through school together. Old friends are wonderful gifts from the Father.


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