Friday, June 3, 2011

Pink Saturday And New York

Hubby aka Pa, Nolan And Allie,Lilly and me, Jack is in front and our daughter is taking the picture. This is at Lake George on our day of much fun!

Hello and Welcome Bloggy Friends! I hope your week has been delightful! I have been absent the last two weeks....we went to see some of the grandchildren and our daughter. It was Grandparents Day for the sixth graders and we drove to upstate NY to join in the fun. Believe me, that long, 500+ mile trip, was well worth it. We muched on sugar donuts and drank lemonade and decorated our kite. After it was decorated we put it together and once done we all went out to test them! It was a beautiful day....the forcasted thunderstorms knew they better stay away and they did! The kites flew perfectly in the breeze and when the afternoon was over we all went home happy!

Our darling Lilly, isn't she cute?, and her Grandpa who is known as "Pa." Thank heavens we had him as he can tie any kind of knot!

This is the greeting waiting for us done by Jack, our first grader grandson....wasn't that sweet? We were charmed for sure! It says, "Hi Mo And Pa HI" We are Mo and Pa to most of the grands.....

Before I go a dot further, be sure you visit our hostess Beverly to find all the wonderful pink loving blogs and do leave her a comment to let her know how you enjoy this event she so sweetly provides for us.

Much of our dear country has suffered through severe weather causing all sorts of misery as well as loss of life. Lake Champlain was over burdened just as the ole Mississippi was. More water from all the snow and rain than it could handle and so it spread out into fields, eroding the banks and leaving people homeless. It is hard to find words to express this kind of devastation, but I had a lot of tears in my eyes as I looked and wished there was something I could do. They have a long hard row ahead of them!

Water everywhere it is not supposed to be....huge bolders brought in to save the shoreline drive...

Thankfully our daughter and family live on higher ground near the lake and so they were not flooded.....the lake had 12' waves at one time during all of this that washed out cement walls, decks and docks. The damage is horrendous. They showed me a little house that was almost surrounded by water where an older lady lives. She refused to leave and I felt so sad for her. Her property is always so pretty with grass out to the water and lots and lots of flowers.... I hope the water stopped rising before it seeped into her house....

Allie and Pa

Lilly and Jack riding their bikes on the lane next to their home as well as flowers blooming.....the day was so warm and beautiful and the mosquitoes the size of elephants!!!

I helped our daughter weed one of her many gardens....then we had a delicious spring dinner and relaxed in the evening. It was truly a beautiful day!
The next day we all went to Lake George to play miniature golf and roam the shops and play! We found an arcade and had a blast! I walked and walked and believe me, I need to be doing a bit of that every day! It felt so good!

Kym teeing off and a hole in one, but the amzing thing was Jack! He had never played before, he is seven and he made one on a very difficult hole! The picture I took of him turned out all fuzzy! :((( Sorry Jack!

Miss Allie.....she played with her nice boyfriend of two years! This was their 2nd anniversary!

This is the prettiest bush with these white blossoms, but I can not remember the name and I have not had time to look them up in one of my many gardening books....

"Pa" and he made a hole in one, too!

Miss Lilly....she made a hole in one!!!

Our Miss Hannah left with her Dad on Friday for NY City and the weekend. She belongs to the schools drama club and they chartered this amazingly comfortable bus with several drop down big tv's and left to see three Broadway Plays.....They saw Wicked, Jersey Boys and Billy Elliot. What an experience for a thirteen year old and they stayed in a luxury hotel, too! Plus they met behind stage, the cast of Wicked...learned one of their songs and did a few dance steps....this will be a trip both will remember forever!

Arriving is always the best and saying goodbye so hard, but aren't we lucky that we can visit...We hope they can come for some of the summer and then our minds will turn towards Texas.

On the road again.....Driving the 401 headed SW to Toronto, Ontario, CA and home....
We found an antique where we stop to make sandwiches....and now I have a place to always stop on our trips North....

And we arrived home, it had rained so much the lilacs were not looking very pretty and they were tight buds when we left, but the Lily Of The Valley are beautiful and so are the Bleeding Hearts and Columbine.....we still had some pretty tulips and the roses are budding.

This has been a long post, but I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of our trip and now I am going visiting....
Happy Pink Saturday and have a beautiful week!