18 April, 2019

Four for Four

For the past three days we've had a little helper here, things are sadly quiet this morning. Over the last few months Mr. Goodneedle and I have tried to have each of the grandchildren for a weekend, by themselves, as schedules allowed. We didn't get Lucy Ann for a weekend but did manage the first three days of her spring break from school this week. We've now four for four, she was the final one to come and stay in the rotation.

When we got to the house on Monday after a lunch stop she picked right up where her cousin left off last weekend and finished sorting Nana's strips and strings into color groups. We cleared the table and started all over again. She was done in no time. I honestly cannot remember how long it's been since I saw the bottom of that bin!
She helped Paw Paw to crank up a batch of homemade chocolate ice cream in the workshop. 
On Tuesday we baked. Macarons. Ever since she was very young and read "Fancy Nancy" books, Lucy Ann has been intruiged by all things French. Yes, she wants to go to Paris, but claims that will have to wait until she perfects her table manners (I can't imagine where she's ever heard bargaining like that!😉) We have been planning to make these ever since her visit was scheduled, but this week we had Paris on our mind following the devastating fire at Notre Dame.  The cookies were a huge hit and turned out really well! If anyone is interested in the recipe you can find it here

In the afternoon she helped Paw Paw plant some fruit trees in our orchard space.

She made a prayer booklet for herself; copying scripture, quotes and even writing her own prayers to add. She decorated the pages and joined the stack together with a ring at the top so that she can flip through it and add more pages as she goes. 
We took a little trip to a precious local bakery and she chose a cupcake for dessert and one to take home for her brother. 
Yesterday it was sewing day. She made skirts for her American Girl dolls, we fused designs onto t-shirts for the dolls to coordinate. She takes direction well and ended up with two cute little outfits.

She was really excited about sewing; we need to do more of this while her interest is high. Having a short lesson and keeping the project simple and the goal attainable, will, hopefully, bring her back for more! 
Before we knew it, the time had come to get back in the car and head home. I hope Lucy Ann will remember our time together fondly; I know that we will! We miss this girl today; so does Hannes. 
He's very lonely today without his constant companion. I told my daughter this morning, 
that I don't think Hannes' feet touched the floor the entire time that Lucy Ann was here. 
Now it's time to start all over again-- one grandchild at a time!
Life is Good!



NanaNor's said...

What a wonderful treasury of memories you are giving your grands. How old is Lucy Ann? What a great little sewer she is.
Happy Easter to you and yours!

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

Oh how she looks like her lovely mother! Gorgeous girl who will always treasure those memories with her wonderful, talented, grandmother. Beautiful memories! <3 <3

cityquilter grace said...

wow they are growing up so fast and such wonderful memories are being stockpiled for the future...

Quiltdivajulie said...

One at a time visits are so very special!

Little Penpen said...

Can you make it five? I want a turn!! Lucy Ann is at a great age to have fun with her super fun grandma!

Lindah said...

Lucy Ann is becoming a young lady. They grow up so quickly.
How blessed they and you are to have these special times together.
And the wonderful memories.

jude's page said...

What a wonderful time together, and I think she might even look a lot like her grandmother too!