Monday, September 17, 2012

A Happy Combination

When grandchildren come to visit, the world stops for awhile.  I love the mornings when we amuse ourselves with lively conversation all scrunched up in our robes with mugs of coffee and hot chocolate.  Plans are made for the day starting with feeding the dog and proceeding to what we'll have for breakfast.  Then on to where we are in our art project and when we'll go feed the cows or if we'll get to the State Fair which is held here because Salem is Oregon's capitol city.  We go on bike rides or walks, listen to the crickets, the wind in the trees.  We watch Disney movies or play Uno. 

Because our grandchildren live hours away, when they get to come by themselves in the summer, we really try to make it a change from the routine.  A life away from soccer and swimming and tennis and school and schedules.

Our youngest grandchild is 10 years old, an only child.  Because her life is so hectic, there is no time for a pet in the home, so when she is here, I think her most favorite thing of all is our dog Slippers.  They are buddies.  Following are a number of pictures of them together, taken at our home and on the beach.

Walking down to the beach at Devil's Punch Bowl

 This girl is so strong!!

Oregon schools had already started so she was the only child on the beach that day.

Driftwood adventures! 

Only Anna could entice Slippers to walk up that log which was braced to act like a teeter totter.

My dear granddaughter poses Slippers and then takes pictures.  We laugh so hard at this silly dog!

It was a most happy visit!  We had great times and made wonderful memories - who knew this girl loves to go garage saling!?!  

Slippers and Anna will see each other again in November and take up right where they left off  . . .


  1. I am 100% sure your granddaughter would get on like a house on fire with my daughter. Pity you can't ship her over here for a holiday! My daughter is an only child too and just loves to hang out with her pups. Good thing the puppies seem to love hanging out with her too.

    1. I think so too, Hannah, from reading your blogs. I've never heard them talk about going to Australia, but you never know - she and her parents have travelled to quite a few faraway places.

  2. Your granddaughter is precious. That's wonderful that she visits by herself--so special!

  3. awwww what a precious post!!! It sounds like you had a fabulous visit! My Mom's most favorite things are her grand girls so I know she can relate. All normal things change when the girls come to visit.

    Love how Slippers poses for the camera . .lol :)

  4. How wonderful to have her all alone for yourselves! When my daughter asks me to take my granddaughter, I make sure my husband and son are doing something so that I can have her alone! I hope someday she will share my passion for garage sales!
    P.S. Go back to my blog for a chocolate zucchini cake recipe that I added after you commented!!

  5. This is such a touching and heartfelt post. Growing up, MY personal favorite memories were when I got to go spend time at Grandma's house. We meant the world to each other, and let one another know it :)

  6. Very nice. Thanks for sharing that. :0)

  7. How sweet!! I love Slipper's poses!