Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Whole Lot of Summer Fun!

 

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What a great week we recently spent with our grands.

I just love the summer!

Here are a few highlights of some very special memories.

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Grace took swimming lessons at the YMCA by our home.  We went each day and she loved every minute. You can see how tan she is.

 

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On the last day they practiced boat safety.  Here is Grace going off into the pool.  Little did she know they would flip the boat to teach the kids how call out for help and not to panic in a water emergency!

 

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We met up with our neighbor and her kids for lunch.  The children had so much fun together.  When we were finished eating we took them all to the library to read.

 

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Kayla was reading to Grammy, and she was really doing a very good job!  Of course, when your mom is a teacher it helps a little.

 

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Grace was so excited to read to Grammy as well!

 

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A visit would not be complete without a shopping trip.  The girls love to take a bunch of dresses into the changing room and then model them for Grammy.

 

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Here is Kayla patiently waiting while her sister got her hair cut.

 

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We had some rainy afternoons, but that didn’t slow the girls down very much.

 

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And here is my very own Mary Poppins!

 

 

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My sweet and very patient friend Debra came over and taught me how to use a few new textures.  I decided to try them out on a shot I had recently taken of a teacup and flower .  Thanks Deb for your help!

31 comments:

Branson said...

Where to start?! Your texture shot is gorgeous!! The kids are too cute, and I love your rainy day photos :) I love summer... Especially through the eyes of children...

kimmyskids said...

These are so great Susan. The girls are lovely. Sounds like fun times with Grandma! I love the rain shots!

missing moments said...

Nice use of the texture ... I'm still learning myself! The grandkids make such good subjects to photo!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Susan -- your photos are marvelous! Your "girls" are so photogenic. Simply wonderful! :)

deb duty said...

Hi Susan, What a fun week of photos! I love that first one of Grace~ such a cute expression! The umbrella shots are so fun! And I enjoyed our time together playing with photoshop!

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness. Awesome photos. Love the last three, but they are all great!

The Shades of Pink said...

The girls are just so pretty! I love Grace's personality in the first shot!

Barb said...

Your grandchildren are precious! how very sweet and it looks like they were really enjoying themselves. Love the rain shots, the dresses . . . I could go on and on . . . also, your textured teacup and flower photo is inspirational!!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

Oh Susan, what fun! You did such a great job on the textures. And all your sweet grandkid shots are gorgeous. I especially loved the rain pix - I suspect my grandchildren would totally agree. :)

Christine said...

Love those last two shots of your granddaughters in the rain. I like the black and white with the umbrella. Very nice!

Christine

Ashley Sisk said...

I love the rain shots...and that first shot - the look on her face is priceless!

Kristal said...

Those rain shots are awesome!

Southern Gal said...

You have such beautiful subjects! Love the them all. But the teacup with the texture is gorgeous. I wish my computer would support a nice editing program. Maybe one day. In the meantime I'll just enjoy yours.

MaryAnn said...

Found my way here from Kim's.
Love your photos, especially the rainy day one!

Your textured Tuesday photo is beatuiful. I'm just learning textures myself =)

MaryAnn

ChantaleP said...

They are just so adorable! I esp love the rainy last shot. Too cute! And you used those textures beautifully, it's so subtle.

Cedar said...

I truly love every single one of these! Such great captures of your beautiful grands...

Evelyn said...

A beautiful selection of photos ~ I like how you've used Kim's texture in the last one!

BluBabesCreate said...

Susan it was so nice of you to stop by. I worked hard on all of that sewing. Thanks for noticing. You're welcome to follow along. I wanna splash in the rain like your daughter Grace!

Tiffany said...

What a great week, so lucky to get so much time with your grand kids:) Love the rain shots and the hair magazine...so cute.

Tiffany

Rosemary Aubut said...

Lovely shots, gorgeous children! So much fun.

Amy said...

LOVE your black and white puddle shots! So fun and cute. :) And your textured shot is so pretty. The flower next to the teacup is a nice touch.

A Rosy Note said...

What beautiful photos! The ones in the rain are my favorites. Your teacup turned out wonderful too...the textures were a nice touch :)

katierunsthis.com said...

OMG! Your photos are stunning and...hello? Could those sweet children be anymore beautiful! It certainly looks like y'all are having lots of summer fun!

So happy to find a fellow BR Blogger! I'll be dropping in again soon!! :)

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

That first shot just knocked me over! What a beauty. Loving all the shots today- you have the best models to keep snapping photos of

Buckeroomama said...

You are such a fun grammy! I could so tell from the posts I read how these granddaughters of yours just light up your world. :)

You did wonderfully with the textured shot!

Tiffany said...

Love your kind words...thanks!

Tiffany

Vivian said...

Thank you so much for stopping by. And what can I say...I don't think there could be any cuter kids. What a proud grandma you must be :)

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Marla said...

Fabulous shots. I love the rain ones. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Love Mary Poppins! Wish I had your gifting for photography. I just don't have time to learn the art, but I do love a good picture.

Thought about you recently as I thumbed through my personalized copy of "Anonymous." You are dear to my heart and I just wanted to say hello.

peace~elaine

Anonymous said...

that looks so cute.