29 October, 2014

The Weekend And Beyond...

Observing Mason's 6th Baptismal birthday after church this past Sunday.
Today I'm playing blog catch-up. We've had a busy few days here at Chez Goodneedle. Our Capital City grandchildren visited on Sunday. I love the photo above of our Senior Pastor and Mason at the Baptismal font, it is very special. Mason is the first child that this Pastor has baptized where he also confirmed both Mason's Mom and Dad when they were freshmen in high school as well as married them some fourteen years later; all right here in this same sanctuary.
Mason and his Mommy returned home and little Miss Lucy Ann (and her babies) stayed for a few days with Nana and Pawpaw. On Monday we made doll quilts together. Lucy Ann chose all the squares from my 2.5" bin and laid them out exactly the way she wanted them to be arranged. Nana stitched and she was my assistant, bringing me the pieces in the correct order! After we finished the first one I had a feeling that she would lose interest... but boy, was I ever mistaken! Oh, no; she was determined and hung in there. She chose the tying thread (perle cotton) colors and helped with the tying. She loved every bit of the process.
Yesterday we took a trip to Charlotte to visit the new American Girl store there. This was the view from the front seat looking back for the entire drive! She pored over the catalog in preparation for her shopping excursion. She told us that it "seemed like forever" to get there!
Lucy Ann and her two babies arriving at the store.

Lucy Ann took her time shopping, she was interested
every little item and considered how she might use it.
She was enthralled by the hair salon for dolls.
After careful deliberation, final selections were made and it was, all too soon, time to check out and get some lunch. Lucy Ann had a T-shirt specially made for Sarah (doll in her arms), it is contained in the teeny-tiny shopping bag she's holding. Baby Barbara is in her carrier on the counter. Both dolls have new outfits and Lucy Ann provided her grandparents with some wonderful, happy memories and such a fun time spent together; I hope she remembers these last few days exactly the same way. Tonight she'll be sleeping in her own little bed at home again, we kissed her goodbye only a few hours ago... I miss her already, our house is altogether too quiet.

Life is Good!


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I know ... our house is way too quiet after our grands go back home. :-(

45th Parallel Quilter said...

What a blessing they are indeed ... so glad you get to enjoy them ;-) Linda

Janet O. said...

Looks like some very special times with those two grandchildren.
Mason looks so handsome!
How fun that Lucy Ann showed such sustained interest in making quilts. Sounds like she is a very attentive "mother" to her dolls. : )

Loretta Boronat said...

Awww! So cute! That's a great relief from all the stress and frustrations that we normally deal with. The dolls certainly help in providing added color and flavor to your kid's life and experience. That's what dolls do, I guess, which is why they are essential part of a child's life. Thanks for sharing that! All the best!

Loretta Boronat @ My Sibling and My Pal Dolls