Sunday, January 30, 2011

"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see." ~Neil Postman

The older I become,the more I appreciate the truth in this quote.And,as time passes,I look at my children,the grown and the still oh so very small,and I marvel in the wonder of every single one of them.Now I have the added blessing of a grandchild and that my friends,is a whole different ballgame.Watching Charlotte grow and watching my child parent their own child,is a feeling that cannot be described.Pure joy is as close as I can come.

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Last weekend we headed down to San Diego and spent sometime with Charlotte and her mommy and daddy.We had a blast.

Had way too many of these simply to die for cupcakes.The wait in line was 45 minutes.Delicious and worth every minute of the wait.A dozen lasted less than 24 hours.No joke.

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We went to Balboa Park.An impressive piece of land,packed full of beautiful architecture,amazing landscape,several little museums and this great little courtyard, where Zoey turned on her charm for us.

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And of course there was a beautiful old carousel that was ridden more times then I can count.Even by Miss Z, who was less than thrilled at first but in no time,couldn't get enough.

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There was a mechanical arm,that held a brass ring and if you grabbed it as you passed,a free ride was your reward.Both boys were victorious but it was Joe's method that proved to be the talk of the day.Leave it to Joe to bring it to another level.

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The weekend evaporated and left me longing for summer when all my babies will be closer to me.Cannot wait for that day.

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19 comments:

Rochelle said...

What a super fun trip! I would stand in line for those cupcakes too they look fabulous!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, how much fun! I went through a Sprinkles phase when it opened in Los Angeles a couple of years ago -- it was a scary phase for me, as you can imagine!

Lacey said...

Oh what a fantastic time! Oh sweet Joe, just like Carter. Jump off the ride to get to that ring! Sometimes I can't believe that Carter has never broken a bone yet! I love that pic with Mark and Zoey bug on the carousel!

Melissa M said...

I love all the Z pictures, and Charlotte is just beautiful too. The cupcakes look amazing, and I don't even like cake!

mandd3 said...

What an awesome trip. Charlotte is beautiful, and Zoey - what can I say? She makes me smile back at my computer screen! Love the victory smile on your boys!

Kristen's mom said...

grandkids are the BEST!!!!

Claudia said...

I love Zoeys t-Shirt!!!! Beautiful pics, all of them. I so do wish to visit San Diego with you sometime. Sending Love across the Ocean!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a fun trip you had. Love all the photos - every single one - way to go Joe! and Jake got his free ride also. Beautiful photo of the "girls" in the princess seat! And love, love Zoey & her daddy.

Love & hugs to everyone

Aunt Bluebelle
PS
we have a BEAUTIFUL carousal here in Syracuse - come ride ours everyone! Mark, I took GG (Mark's grandmother) for a ride in the princess seat when carousal first arrived. She was in her 80's!! - Too bad, I did not have my camera!

Alisha said...

The cupcakes look delicious!

The pictures are fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Oops forgot to mention - Charlotte is so beautiful!! - I'm sure her "daddy" was there alto I didn't see Danny in any photos

Bluebelle

Becca said...

Yummy granddaughter, yummy Zoey, yummy weather, yummy cupcakes! What a great weekend! Something tells me Zoey doesn't have to "turn on" the charm - she seems to just *radiate* it.

The VW's said...

Beautiful pictures, Beautiful Family...and it looks like a Beautiful and Perfect weekend! :)

Cammie Heflin said...

Beautiful pix!!! So glad you had a wonderful time!

Penny said...

Beautiful! You know what a sucker I am for pictures of sweet Zoey! These were just about the best ever, she is SO beautiful! It looks like you had a great time, I love when all my kiddos are close and under one roof........ pure Mamma bliss!

Loved that technique to grab the ring!

Thanks so much for your comments on my last post. Your so right about Mackenzie being my angel guide. I want so much for her to be proud of how I honor her life by living outside my own.

Googsmom said...

My goodness, grandbaby is getting sooo big!!

Jamie said...

Charolette is SO pretty! Now Im not just sayin that...cause there are some ugly babies out there..LOL But she is so pretty! Oh and Miss Zoey...touching my heart each time. ((((squeezes))) Wish we were spending time outside in CT...BRRRRR more snow here! ack!

Shelly Turpin said...

What a great trip! One day I want to go to San Diego - it sounds like so much fun!

Bethany said...

Aww, it has got to be so hard to be away from your big kids. I don't know if I could ever move away from my mom, as crazy as she is! LOL. Love the pics of Zoey ... too cute.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Zoey's hair is getting SO long! I love it!!!