My lovely family returned to the cold of New Jersey, yesterday. We had such a great time together, and it was so special to see the three children again and watch them having fun. Much of the time was spent playing in the pool at the club, and Sienna went to the golf and tennis workshops, which were organised for the children. There was live music and also games for the children by the pool. Sienna came joint first in the hula hoop competition, and got ‘$100’ bill, which bought her an ice cream at the restaurant. 🙂 I was so impressed at how she just kept that hula going, even when she had to jump, wave her arms in the air and then go down on one knee a few times. What a granny’s girl! The guy organising the games realised that these two girls could go on ‘ad infinitum’, so decided to award them both. Sienna is the little one on the left.
Three-year-old Taylor was more interested in hogging the microphone, and was given her chance to make announcements, which she did with great gusto.
Here are some pics of the fun times, this past week. Just click on any photo to get a slide show.
This morning, breakfast for two instead of seven, was a very quiet affair, except for the sound of the washing machine working overtime. Hubby and I are now off to the gym, before coming home to tackle the myriads of tiny, sticky hand prints on the glass doors and mirrors. 🙂
Wishing you all a great weekend.
Looks like lots of love was being exchanged by all ….. a very handsome family.
Yes there was a lot of love going around, Issy. 🙂
great photos….looks like mucho fun!!!
Thanks so much, Miss P. 🙂
A fun week indeed. The laughter and smiles just lights up with each picture. It’s great to be among friends and family, just sharing an exciting , beautiful day. Thanks.
Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed my fun pics. 🙂
How wonderful to be able to share these experiences with your grandchildren AD
Yes, it was a great week. Thanks, optie. 🙂
These are some awesome pics … anytime you have family and a pool…it’s definitely a great time. The first pic is my favorite. Looks like you had a great week!
Thanks, TG. Yes, we did have a great time together. 🙂
Ouw lovely family, always together. Fantastic memories @Adin
Thanks so much. 🙂
It sounds wonderful, AD!
Thanks so much, PPD. 🙂
Aaaaah, for a bit of sunshine!! 😉
Plenty of sunshine here. 🙂
Wonderful – it looks like you all had a fabulous time – they’re adorable! 😉
Thanks so much. Yes, it was a great week. 🙂
Wonderful that you were all able to get together and relax and have fun, AD!
Yes it was a lot of fun, adee. 🙂
It looks like you all had a fabulous time!! What fun. 🙂
It was a really great week, but quite exhausting. 😀
I’m sure!! Those little ones with their endless energy definitely give you a run for the money!
You have got such a lovely family – and so much fun!
Thanks so much. 🙂
What a fun week! You really brought it home for all of us to enjoy! Thanks for sharing~
Yes it was, Jody. Glad you enjoyed the pics. 🙂
What beautiful, happy photos. Family visits are even more special when the family do not live close by. I am so looking forward to my daughter visiting next week and my son beginning of April. They both live in NZ. Only staying a week each due to work comittments but every moment will be treasured.
Thanks, Pommepal. Love family visits. Glad you have a couple to look forward to. 🙂
Thank you so am I 🙂
Looks like you had a blast! I’m sure you don’t mind the cleaning at all 😉
Yes we did. Cleaning is all done, and we’re looking forward to a relaxing weekend. 🙂
What a lovely, happy post!
Thanks, Tilly. 🙂
Looks like an amazing time was had by everyone 🙂
Thanks, Tandy. Yes it was a very special time. 🙂
Such a happy post. Such happy memories.
Your granny is going to be 100 in the summer? Wow that’s awfully exciting. I assume you’re going to have a huge family reunion?
Thanks, Rosie. Yes, we’re all meeting in England for the party, and then she’s taking her three children and their spouses on a Rhine cruise. Lucky me! 🙂
Such a wonderful and happy holiday you had with your family. Bet it was great to get out of the cold for a while.
Yes, they didn’t want to go back up to NJ. 🙂
A fun time was had by all. Those fingerprints will be back before you know it. Time to relax. 😉
Too late, Gemma. Hubby and I worked like Trojans today, putting the house back in order. Now we can relax. 😀
It sure both sounds and looks like a wonderful week. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks, Inga. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
The time must have flown by! Sad that it is over.
Yes it did, but there’ll be more fun times in the future. 🙂
Ahh lovely, I’m sure you’ll soon be planning the next visit!
The next time we see them, will be in England for great grandma’s 100th birthday party in August. 🙂
Your family is an absolute joy! These pictures are beautiful 😀
Thanks so much, Dianne. 🙂
Loved all the great pics, but the last one was best of all with dad all tuckered out from all that fun. I even liked the glimpse of the lovely painting in that shot and the pretty orchid in another. It looks like you had a fantastic visit. I just feel sorry for the ones returning to the nasty weather in NJ.
Thanks so much, Gunta. Glad you enjoyed a little peak at my house. 🙂
I feel good taking part of your fantastic week. A week with loads of laughter, play, fun, warmth and togetherness. Maybe a couple of Mojitos too ???? Great post and lovely photos gallery.
Thanks so much, Viveka. 🙂
All these things make Granma and Granpa’s place superduper special. 🙂
Yes, they didn’t want to go home. 🙂
An exhausting day with kids is fun, and it’s always nice to see the smiles.
Love to see the kiddies smile, Rommel. 🙂
Fantastic, Sylvia! There can never be too much smiles, time with the loved ones and the sun 🙂
Thanks, Esenga. So true. 🙂
What a delight AD to spend such a lovely time with your lovely grand kids.
Yes, you’re right, Cocoa. 🙂
What a feel good post Sylvia 🙂 You must miss them so much.
Thanks, Madhu. Yes, I wish we lived closer, but “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” 🙂
I don’t know about hogging the microphone, looks like she was trying to eat it in that photo! 🙂
Hahaha. Yes you’re right, Lance. 🙂 This one doesn’t do things by halves.
first water, then a snooze, that’s fine!
Well it certainly looks like you had an amazing time Sylvia! What fun!
I think they are due for yet more snow up in Jersey. 😯
Thanks, Phil. They say it’s very cold there in NJ at the moment.
Beautiful post!!! Lovely shots!!! Remembered my childhood!!!
Thanks, RV. Glad I brought back fond memories. 🙂
I hate to tell you that something is missing–ME!
Hahaha, Alice. Sorry you weren’t able to be here to help with the kids. 🙂
Oh…kids, well, um….
Are you chicken? 😀
Looks like an action-packed, fun-filled visit, one which probably wore the parents and grandparents out! 🙂
Yes it was, and yes it did, LuAnn. 😀
Hoola hoops and paper dolls. Some things just don’t change. These girls are pretty in pink. I know you enjoyed their visit, but I bet you are exhausted. Daddy is. 🙂
That’s so true, Lynne. I remember doing exactly the same activities nearly 60 years ago. 🙂
A brilliant family fun post Sylvia. I enjoyed it. Thanks. Ralph x 😀
Thanks for visiting, Ralph. 🙂
Such fun 😀
Thanks, Julie. 🙂
Your family is beautiful ad 🙂
Thanks so much, Hopestar. Hugs to you.
As long as they enjoyed the sunshine and gran’s cooking AD 😉
And as long as gran also had fun 🙂
They loved the sunshine, and gran didn’t have to do too much cooking, Granddad’s wallet is a bit depleted though. 🙂
Beautiful post, my dear friend have nice weekend !
Thanks so much, Stefan. You too. 🙂
Cute, I’m guessing there are a few handprints you’ll accidentally “miss” with the paper towel!
Oh, it needed more than paper towel, Elisa. Bucket and squeegee was deployed, We have lots of sliding glass doors and mirrors all over the house. 😯
wow! I want some of that sun too! glad you had an awesome time 🙂 🙂
Thanks, Andy. Wish I could send you some sunshine and warm weather. 🙂
Sure could use lots and lots up here 😀 😀
I’m so glad you’ve had such a good week Sylvia and have lots of new pictures of your delightful grandchildren. 🙂
Thanks, Adrian. 🙂