I have this sign hanging in my kitchen and it is one of my favorite sayings.
Our granddaughter came to spend the night with us on Tuesday night. And we Loved, Laughed and
Lived the next day to the fullest.
Neve is going into the Third grade this year. She had gone to meet her third grade teacher
on Tuesday evening. I was thinking that I would like to do something a little special when she
came to our home afterwards to celebrate her going into the third grade. Hmmmmm, what would
be fun and something different. Got to thinking that we use cakes for birthdays, weddings,
anniversaries, etc.. Why not get one to celebrate going into the next grade. So my husband and I
went to the store and picked up this little adorable decorated cake. I bought a #3 candle to put on it.
I also bought some school supplies and a fancy bag to put them in.
She was so excited when she saw the cake with the lit #3 candle on it.
It just made it all worth it and was so glad that I came up with this idea to celebrate a new step
in her growing up in life.
Of course she blew out the candle and was ready to eat it! We served vanilla ice cream with it. The cake was chocolate....what else would it be for a celebration!
This was her first attempt at cutting a cake. :-) LIVE
After eating the dessert, she opened her special gift bag.
This was one of her favorite things. A giant Minnie Mouse eraser.!!
Mother and granddaughter loved the special celebration. And one I am thinking of continuing through the years. LOVE
After Kimberly left to go home, Neve wanted to watch Beauty and the Beast with Nana and Pop Pop.
Pop Pop wanted to make his little one comfortable , so he got her this pillow to put behind her back while she watched the movie. What can I say? LOVE
The next morning we decided to go to a State Park. One that we had taken our other granddaughters to at one time, and that I put on another post.
We stopped at this restaurant in Gettysburg, Pa. to get some lunch before heading to the park. The name of the restaurant is Dunlap's and has served families delicious meals for many years.
Neve's choice was a grilled cheese sandwich, applesauce, and pink lemonade to drink. Pop Pop ordered a meatloaf dinner, and I ordered a fried chicken dinner. We decided to get ice cream later at our favorite ice cream store on our way home.
Some of the new replacement fences that are being put up on the Gettysburg Battlefield .
We passed many of these as we headed to the Caldonia State Park.
When we reached the park, Pop Pop and Neve went over the bridge to go to the play ground.
The mountain stream was so nice and clear. And provided wading for some of the childrend that were there.
Neve enjoyed the slides . Going up was only half the fun.
Getting ready for the descend down the slide.
Here she comes!!! Still posing. :-)
The slide does crazy static things to your hair.!!
And that is the end of that round of slides. On to something else.
A great time on the playground. Spending the time together is so much fun.!!! LIVE
Our last stop for the day was at a discount store called Ollie's .
Where you can find so many neat things at discount. Neve wanted to get a little shopping in before we went home. Typical girlie thing to do. Don't know if you can see the gray bag behind her back as she is going in. She had $4.00 in quarters that were burning a hole in her pocket. She put them in a small gray plastic bag to take in the store. LAUGH
She was so excited with her purchase. She bought the first thing she saw. She has four dogs and always thinks of them. This purchase was originally $10.00 on discount, but they had another sale on it and she got it for $2.49! Pop Pop said she was so happy and was dancing around at the cash register, because she not only got it on sale, but she got change from her $4.00.!! LAUGH
One of her doggies that will get the benefit from her purchase. :-)
Sadly we had to take Neve back home. Pulling her suitcase behind her and tears in her eyes. She wanted to stay longer, but they had other things to do. Next week is starting back to school for her and they want her to get on a schedule now.
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This post is kinda' long. But I wanted to ~Take the Time~ that we had together. And how Live, Laugh and Love can come into all our lives.