Mar

25

Late last week I had a visit from a sweet little three year old! Her daddy (my son in law) was out of town working so my daughter and I decided at the last minute that Katelyn could come visit me for a few days. She’d been asking her mom to go to my house, which makes me feel good but I bet she asks to go lots of other places too! I picked her up from her day care one afternoon and we came back to the boonies where there’s not much to do for fun. I’ve discovered however that it doesn’t take much to satisfy a three year old!

I can hear the train whistle from my house, so we jumped in the car to look for/chase the train, easy entertainment. We saw it sitting on the tracks waiting to load up and then when it started moving again we would follow it for a bit. We played with lots of old toys around my house (that probably need tossing soon) but the marble works run was a big hit this time. We walked to the bayou to look for ducks, played outside with balls and chalk and went to the park 3 days.

Two mornings she asked me to make pancakes for her and she gobbled them up. She ate most everything I fixed her and she loves corn on the cob!

One day she saw something taped to the inside of my cabinet door and asked me about it; years ago I saved a jello brochure about making jigglers. That was on the door to remind me that there are egg shaped molds way in the back of the cabinet so we pulled those out. We made jello eggs 2 different days and she loved doing that. I had forgotten that I actually kinda like jello!

Oops, we ate most of them. :)

I did a little sewing while she was here; things her mama “hired” me to make for baby gifts and mended a gown for Katelyn. She has given up her afternoon nap unfortunately but she does have to stay in the room and rest/read for a while. I must have worn her out though because on the way home to meet her mama I was talking to her, getting no response and turned to find this:

Katelyn was exhausted but happy to see her mommy!

I’ve been a little scarce while I had company and now I’m in recovery mode. That was my spring break for the most part…different than the ski trips we used to do every year but still loads of fun for me!

all I wanna do is have some fun, I got a feeling I’m not the only one


12 Responses to ““All I wanna do is have some fun””

  1. Dawn Says:

    Gosh is she ever getting big!

  2. Stacy Says:

    Cute pictures! She smiles better for you than she did for me at the holidays, I think I only have one or two of her with that gorgeous smile :)

    I love jello too, ate a lot while I was sick (pudding too!). Save me one of those Jello eggs :)

  3. Sandra Says:

    I love jello :)

    She is just so cute, I can’t say it enough and WOW she’s getting big ;)

  4. Karen Says:

    It sounds like a great time for both of you. It must be fun to see the world through her eyes. I still get a thrill out of seeing trains go by. My dad is a train buff, so we often went for rides to catch a train passing by. Good, cheap fun!

  5. annie Says:

    She is so cute!

  6. Susanne Says:

    I wanna come to your house for spring break! :v)

  7. Kara Says:

    With that kind of fun stuff going on at your house I am betting she doesn’t ask to go anywhere as often as she asks to go to your house!

  8. Debi Says:

    Oh Gail, this post just melted my heart! In addition to the fact that she just keeps getting more beautiful (something I would have thought impossible because she’s always been as beautiful as they come), it’s just so fun hearing about your very special days together! I’ll bet she’s already begging her mama to go back to Grandma’s!

  9. Robin Says:

    I can’t imagine spending three days in a better way! Your granddaughter is just beautiful and it sounds like you had the best time together. It’s good to be reminded that it’s the simple things that are the most fun and make the best memories! Watching trains, eating jell-o, exploring outside - I can’t wait until my grandbabies are three years old!

  10. Claire Says:

    Looks like y’all had fun!

  11. Shawna Says:

    What a fun time. She is just beautiful. I’d bet she and Scamp would get along. Scamp loves staying overnight with her Nana (my mom) and Meme (Matt’s mom). She goes and goes and is so exhausted when she gets home.

  12. Kim Says:

    What a little dolly she is! And what a fun grandma you are. This is the kind of nana I want to be. I am so excited to become a grandma–November can’t come quick enough! I hope my kids stay living somewhat close so those kind of times can happen.
    Happy Easter…
    Kim

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