Thursday, September 19, 2013

I'm Back!

Last week we were traveling home and encountered a few rain showers that left the mountains engulfed in a misty fog. As we neared Charleston, West Virginia the rain had stopped and the fog lifted to reveal the lovely water colored sky of the evening sunset over the state capitol building.
(linking to Skywatch)
 
Some of my regular readers may wonder where I've been. Hubby and I have been off visiting our daughter. Our oldest granddaughter started Kindergarten and we wanted to be there to share in her new experiences. An alarm goes off in her room at 6:00 and you can hear her feet hit the floor. She goes to the bathroom and brushes her teeth and begins getting dressed. The first week she wanted school to be seven days a week. We had to explain everybody needed some time off. When she understood the other kids (especially the little boy at her table) wouldn't be there either she was ok with taking a break. She rode the bus the first day and her Mommy met her at school. When our daughter caught up with her Lily said, 'Mommy, you were right. Riding the bus was fun!'
Hoping the joy she has found in school these first couple of weeks lasts a lifetime!
Little sister Lucy is getting adjusted to being away from her big sister. The first morning as I sat with her at breakfast she said, 'Grammy, this is a special moment - nobody else just me and Grammy.' Yes, that made my day!

Just some updated photos of the girls!
Leaving with pig-tails nice and tight and returning with strands of hair escaped and in her mouth but she was still smiling at the end of the day!

One day Lucy went to stay at her babysitter's house because Papaw was doing some painting. She packed a lunch and her favorite stuffed bunny to take with her. Nothing like a new Barbie doll to keep a little girl busy!

28 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy to know your absence was for such a wonderful reason! Such a great story. I'm sure Lily'a love of school will continue (although I do expect she'll grow to love her weekends off as well). Precious that little sister and her grammy had those special moments!

Linda said...

Great post and wonderful story, Carletta!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carletta Welcome back. That was lovely for you to see her going to school for the first time. She is very pretty with a lovely smile.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

It's wonderful that Lily is so excited about school and had such a great first week! I love that you were able to be there to share her experience. She's a cutie - best of luck to her!

Kerri Farley said...

They are precious! It's GREAT that she is liking school! My first day of Kindergarten was very dramatic....but I look back and laugh about it now :)

TexWisGirl said...

such adorable girls! SO glad you got to share this time with them! i, too, hope lily stays that excited about school for years to come... :)

Pat said...

How fun to be there and share this special time with your grandchildren. I'm glad Lily likes school so much!

Karen said...

That sky is dreamy!

Your grandies are sweeties!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh the photos of the girls are precious - I love the going to school and end of school day photos - so many times we just get the fresh as a daisy before, but forget the after. Lily is so so sweet.

I'm glad you got to spend time with the girls and experience the first day of school.

DeniseinVA said...

You sure have sweet little granddaughters Carletta. A very special time to take part in, glad you were there. That sky is gorgeous too.

don said...

A fine series documenting this important moment in a child's life. Well done....and fun for all.

Betsy Adams said...

Cute little granddaughters, Carletta. Somehow I figured you were visiting them!!!!!

I know you are proud of both of them.

Great header photo.
Hugs,
Betsy

kelley jensen said...

special time with grammy--that is the best.

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

This is such a sweet post! The girls are quite adorable. You captured their excitement and joy so well!

Red said...

I like the special moment when your grand daughter realized she had all the attention to herself.

HansHB said...

Great sky, perfect post for SWF!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous skies, Carletta, and I love the pics of the little ones!! How fun and how sweet! Thanks for sharing it all with us today! Enjoy your weekend!

Jim said...

beautiful pastels.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I got so excited knowing you were back and admiring your sweet gds that I forgot all about saying how lovely your sky picture is...the Capitol Building is impressive!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful sky ~ ! Your grandchildren, though, steal the show ~ so adorable ~ sweet photos ~ carol, xo

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, what a nice time spent with your grandchildren. It is exciting to see them off on the school bus for the very first time. Lily and Lucy are both adorable! Wonderful photos!

Arija said...

Wonderful to be so involved in your grandchildren;s lives. Glad you had such a good time and got a splendid sky shot as well. I really love the reflected light on the dome.

ladyfi said...

Wow - gorgeous sky shot!

Indrani said...

That is time well spent!
She is a cutie pie! :)

Nancy said...

I have missed you but what fun you were having with your granddaughters...I am so glad you were able to be there and share Lily's first weeks of school and equally glad she is so excited....

Your granddaughters are beautiful and I love those big smiles....

By the way, that first shot is glorious....

Rose said...

Hard to believe she is in school...and they are so pretty. Don't you just love their smiles that hold nothing back?

Lorelei started preschool a few weeks ago and totally loves it, too. She had wanted to go to school forever, but I was still wondering how she would be when she actually started. She still loves it as much today as she did the first day.

And I am with you--hope they always enjoy school and learning.

darlin said...

Awww, so precious and are your granddaughters ever adorable! I like that they call you Grammy, I've never heard this before and it was Elyssa that chose to call me this right from the get go, she was barely talking when she started calling me Grammy and what amazed me back then is her other Grandma is just that, Grandma. I guess in her young mind that was her way of knowing who she was talking about. But Elyssa has set precedence, now this is what I want all my grandchildren to call me. I think it's adorable!

I also hope your granddaughter keeps the same precious attitude towards school that she's formulated at such a young age, what a blessing this would be!

Have yourself a wonderful week!

JunieRose2005 said...

I enjoyed this post! Your little ones are growing up so fast!!
'It always made me happy and sad at the same time when they first started school!!