Monday, October 19, 2009


A to Z Monday


Brought to you by the letter ...




L is for Love, Laugh, Little Ones, and Leave....as in I'm on leave...or if it were V week...vacation.







Since I no longer live close to my California grandkids, I take them to a hotel for a sleepover. This is the third time going to the local Fairfield Inn.





They get settled in and watch a bit of TV, and play on the beds...with Crusty and PJB.






Beauty showed Little One the view from our room's window. Ummm, yeah, it looks like Little One is going commando!







We went out dinner at Carl's Junior because it was next door....then we headed for the swimming pool.





Andrew, who, by the way is nine years old today.....is quite a good swimmer, and has so many ribbons and metals from competing.






Beauty is a competitive fish in her own right. I love watching then glide through the water.



 Little One is loving the water too.....a little more practice and she should be on her way to a spot on the Ladera Liquids too.


A favorite at the Fairfield Inn is the breakfast buffet. Andrew made blueberry waffles.   Beauty had raisin bran, chocolate donut and orange juice.   Little One had Cheerios, chocolate donut, banana, and orange juice.







Then we packed up and headed home....I love these memories!


stop by and see more letter L posts at A to Z Monday.






17 comments:

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Happy Birthday to Andrew. Eat lots and lots and lots (it is "L" day, isn't it?) of cake and ice cream.

Pat Jenkins said...

greeeatt stuff grandma j! too bad you can't make trips like these more often!

Linda said...

What a Luxurious, Lazy, Life fiLLed memory! The Love just Lightens the day for these youngsters! It Looks Like you aLL had a baLL!

Daryl said...

Happy Birthday, Andrew! WOOT!\

And what a wonderful Grandma you are .. a sleepover at a hotel, dinner out, a swim and then breafast that includes chocolate .. LOVING IT!

Living on the Spit said...

You have got to be the best grandma ever!! When I am a grammie, I will have learned all the good lessons from you!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy Birthday to Andrew...I know his birthdays are not only a day to celebrate for him, but for the WHOLE family as well!!!!!!
I love these pictures, and the fact that you take them to a hotel. I also love that little one will one day be a plumber. :)
So cute.
Glad you are having fun!!!!

Margaret said...

That looks like fun. I would have loved that as a kid. Just to get away with Grandma.
Interesting breakfast choices!

The Incredible Woody said...

You are the best grandma EVER!!!

hollywood said...

That sounds fun! I like the overnight in a hotel stay!

Mental P Mama said...

They are all so beautiful! Hugs to you and them;)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Happy Birthday Andrew!

Who's having the most fun out there GJ???
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Cassie said...

Happy B-day to your Andrew! (My only grandson's name is Leslie Andrew!) What lovely children. Lucky you to get to spent this time with them.

Ben said...

You get an A-plus in grandmotherhood! Making marvelous memories (sounds like "M" week).

Jen said...

Happy Monday Grandma J!
You deserve a 'grandparents day' card.
Seriously..what a sweet tradition.

Deb said...

I'll have to remember this idea. Very cool for the kids.
Happy Birthday, Andrew!

loxandlo said...

They just get more beautiful! Little one looks just like Beauty at her age! Andrew is nine, what a blessing.

Cortney said...

So fun! They are going to love those memories when they get older. Those babies are getting SO BIG! Happy Birthday Pooper!