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What A Great Day!!!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

This morning, Elizabeth and I left for the American Girl Warehouse at 7. We met a fellow volunteer and her Grand-daughter, who live about 10 miles from us, and then the 4 of us headed for Middleton. Both of the girls had been to the Warehouse before, so they knew the drill. Elizabeth is still in awe of just how many dolls were housed in one area. This will be our last day of volunteering until the big sale. After the sale is over, there is usually about a 2 month break before we begin again to get ready for next summer's sale. It is amazing how far people travel for this event. Some come from Europe and plan their vacation around the sale.
When we finished at the Warehouse, we took our lunches to a nearby Park and had a picnic. The humidity of yesterday had lifted and it was a beautiful day. After lunch we went on a tour of Olbrich Gardens. We had a great guide, who told us all about the history of the gardens and the different plants involved. I wondered just how interested a 7 and 10 year old girl would be, but I was pleasantly surprised at what great questions they had.

On our way home, we stopped at an Ella's Deli and the girls had ice cream cones and rode on the Carousel. What a great day. When I see how quickly Elizabeth is growing and changing, I fully realize that it won't be long and I won't get to have her with me as readily as I do now. I am ENJOYING EVERY MINUTE.
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  • PATTISTAMPS
    You are wise to enjoy every minute with Elizabeth now! Yes, she will grow and become busy with activities, but the memories you make with her now will always be with her. I can imagine her telling her children 'My Grandma was so cool!" What a fun day you had together!
    1983 days ago
  • MAPFARMS
    Sounds like a great day. I haven't been to Ella's Deli in years. Need to take my daughter there when she heads back to college next month. emoticon
    1983 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    Glad you had a fun packed day, your GD will remember these days with you emoticon
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  • MISSDAISY23
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    I am so glad you have had another wonderful blessed day! Oh! I remember Ella's Deli as we were just there recently. I miss the food there. You have to treasure every moment with Elizabeth now... all too soon, she will be all grown-up!
    Take care & have another blessed day!
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    1983 days ago
  • COLOR-BLUE
    Patti,

    Enjoy your granddaughter, for as long as you can. Just like your children, when they hit that certain age, it's different with everyone, they don't want to hang with you, but with their piers, sometimes trouble makers, boyfriends, and girlfriends. However, you do have the satisfaction that as she gets older, it will change back to grandma again. ENJOY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, NOW!

    Be blessed,

    - Nancy Jean -
    GA
    1983 days ago
  • FINNLANA
    Oh that is so wonderful Patti, you have such great times with Elizabeth. What a precious time for you both! emoticon
    1983 days ago
  • GINNABOOTS
    Glad you had such a great day with Elizabeth. I just found out yesterday that I am going to be a grandma. Can't wait!
    1983 days ago
  • FINNLANA
    my computer is going nuts!! emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 7/8/2014 9:54:45 PM
  • HEALTHYNEWPAIGE
    Glad you are making the most of your time with Elizabeth! I do regret not spending more time with my daughter when she was younger and she is about to leave for college. I looked up the Olbrich Gardens and it sounds wonderful, possibly better than the Butchart Gardens in Canada (we had to take a special trip to get to) which cost more to get in and did not have a tour guide (although we probably could have joined a tour but they were not at a good time for us). Ella's Deli sounds great too. As far as I know the closest thing we have to that would be Farrell's Ice Cream which doesn't have a carousel. We also don't have the American Girl Warehouse. What a great area you live in! Glad you are finding wonderful things to do with Elizabeth.
    1983 days ago
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    Comment edited on: 7/8/2014 9:55:18 PM
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    Comment edited on: 7/8/2014 9:55:55 PM
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Awesome!!!!! She's a lucky girl to have you for her Grandma!
    1983 days ago
  • ICECUB
    SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME WITH YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER. TIME REALLY SLIPS BY SP FAST.
    1983 days ago
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