Kim and Tom are busy at a down town hotel putting on Wesleyan's Annual Fund Raising Gala. Mary is out of town on a girl's retreat and Mike is busy with Joe at the baseball field with team pictures and a game to follow. Of course Grandad has gone to his second game of the day, first Ford's, now Joe's, so...Andrew, Emily, Isabelle, William and I had a beach party! Sand, water and snacks, included.... In between games, Grandad was sent after boxes at Linens and Things and to Home Depot for sand so we could create our own beach castles!
We found extra tee-shirts in Kate's room and Grandad's closets so everyone could get warm and dry to take a well needed rest in front of the TV.
Got to go...time to fix dinner and tomorrow we are all going to church! Thank be to God for the gift! Oh, the joys of being a Mimi...
..wonder what and with whom next week will bring...
Hope you had a nice week end too.
P.S. I have a few extra sand boxes for those grandchildren that couldn't join us. I'll keep them for you. :)
I've uploaded a select few (about 350 out of 1000) images onto Facebook for your viewing pleasure - the links are below, divided into albums according to place (click on the text, not the image). I wouldn't recommend saving them to your hard drive because a) you have to do it one at a time and getting several might take awhile; b) they're lower resolution/quality than the originals. If you want any particular images in hi-res, let me know and I'll email them to you. (Mom/Dad, I'll send you cds with all the pictures, snail-mail, if you want). Peruse at your leisure! If you have problems opening the links, let me know.
I had a lovely five days with Nana this week and thought I would share...
First of all, when I stepped into the house I was delighted to see how beautiful she and the house looked. A new carpet has replaced the well used old green shag and a new sofa with new lamps flanking it side has improved the family gathering rooming. I am hard pressed to keep up with this Modern Milly Nana of ours. She continues to live life to it's fullest. And 600 North Church Street has never looked better, not to mention the furnace duck work still is revealing it secrets (joke, ask Nana about it.)
For all of you who haven't had a
chance to visit in a while, I encourage you to go and "touch the green, green grass of home."
Just a quick shoutout to all you homeslices. I have a new address!! It is:
Kate Croft 61 Decatur Street ( georgia on my mind! holla!) Garden Level Brooklyn, NY 11216
Everything is still in boxes, so if you're wondering why I haven't updated about the trip or where the pics are...the little cable thingy that connects my camera to the computer is in a box somewhere. But never fear! I have somewhere in the rough estimation of 800 photos to bore you with in the very near future. In the meantime, I MISS YOU ALL, and love following these little snippets of your lives.
Send out good vibes for the new place. It's in a lovely brownstone in historic Brooklyn Heights, and it had a yard(!!!). No furniture, but a yard...
What a great night Grandad and I had last yesterday at the TCS production of "The Lion King". In her second sold out performance of the day, Morgan signed her expressive heart out as the actors sang their songs. She was so beautiful that I had a tear in the corner of my eye while watching her perform (Molly warned me this would happen.). I think we will be telling Morgan to "Break-a-leg" many more times in her future!
Also in attendance were Shannon, Molly, Ford and Beth. A great time was had by all.
Way-To-Go Morgan! Personally, I am glad you are in MY circle of life. Hakuna Matata!!
The only good news I have is that your father cleaned the gutters at Northcroft this week end. he he
Oh, and Morgan is in a performance of the Lion King on the 11th. Grandad and I got a sneak preview and she is great signing to "Circle of Life" and Timon's part in "Hakuna Matata".
I also heard that Andrew is working hard training for his physical fitness test. He's got the family running around the school track with him. William even did the final two laps!
It was great sitting with, not two but, four of my grandchildren in church last week. Isabelle and Joe came to visit while they are living close by in their temporary home. What a treat for me! =)
Kate and Jeremy are back in New York starting a new life after a wonderful five week trip to France, Spain and Ireland. Wishing them luck with jobs and a place to live. Jeremy started his new job with NYU this week (with time off to apartment hunt). I'm sure Kate will fill us in when she lights in a permanent place.
Let's not forget that Kristin has a birthday on the 18th of this month. Boy, that was more good news than I thought I had!
Don't forget to let us know what is going on in your life. Hope you had a good week end. -Mimi ...and Grandad says Hey.
I got an e-mail this morning from the very proud mother of grandson Joe Regas. I think it needs repeating so we can be proud together...
"Joe received the PE award for the 2nd grade at school for the best overall 'sportsmanship', conduct and abilities!!"
To all you sport lovers out there, the ability thing is fun to watch and makes you big time proud at the games, but for this Mimi, the sportsmanship/conduct recognition is HUGE! My buttons are popping!!! WAY TO GO JOE! Keep up the good work.
(Mary also notes: "Joe is following in his Dad's footsteps!")