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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Park retrospective

They were excited the way four and six year olds are when doing something they enjoy. My husband and I were headed to the park with our granddaughters for the first time this year. The girls love to make cracker sandwiches with peanut butter for their snack at the picnic table. They use as much peanut butter as crackers and giggle as they are made. Grapes and juice go with us too. We were ready.


The red wagon is part of the experience. Sylvie has long legs now, but she sat in the front of wagon and her sister sat behind her. They chatted non stop all the way to the park and played "eye spy" which Caitlin hasn't mastered yet but loves to play anyway. 


 


The park had been cleaned of the millions of leaves from last autumn. We were the only ones there for much of the time and the girls made the rounds. They love the teeter totter but it would be hard to pick a favourite.


A year brings a lot of growth in the life of a young child. 


 

                       Sylvie and Caitlin, May 2016 


 

                         Sylvie and Caitlin, May 2017 


 

                                   Sylvie 2016 


 

                             Sylvie 2017     


 

                                  Caitlin 2016              


 

                                    Caitlin 2017


The little ones and little things in life bring much joy.




32 comments:

ann @ studiohyde said...

Oh my, what a difference a year makes. They grow so quickly and so good you take photos, always difficult to remember how they change so. Looked like a grand time was had by all :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful little girls! That's what the world needs...more children to bring us all joy! Andrea

DJan said...

Such beautiful treasures, those girls. And they are lucky to have you in their lives, too! Thanks for the year-apart pictures. It is a LOT of growth in one year. :-)

Joanne Noragon said...

How they grow!

The Happy Whisk said...

Great shots. Love peanut butter crackers. Love those trees, too.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a clever idea to bury tires as shock absorbers for the teeter-totter! I've never seen that before.

Anvilcloud said...

A year makes a big difference in the kiddies.

I have never seen a see-saw (I like that old name) like that.

Debbie said...

such sweet faces and smiles!! spending time with the little ones as they grow, there is nothing better!!!

Mage said...

My youngest granddaughter looks all grown up now in one year. :)

Celia said...

Wonderful day out, such sweethearts. My life would be so much smaller without my grandkids. :-)

Elephant's Child said...

It looks like a wonderful, wonderful day. For you all.

Marie Smith said...

We always enjoy those visits to the park, Ann.

Marie Smith said...

They are growing so quickly, Andrea.

Marie Smith said...

Their legs have stretched I think, Jan.

Marie Smith said...

I know, Joanne. Looking at the pictures just confirms what we knew.

Marie Smith said...

The trees in that park are beautiful, HW.

Marie Smith said...

It is a great idea indeed, Debra.

Marie Smith said...

When I use the term see-saw, the girls look puzzled, AC.

bill burke said...

Children grow up so fast. It's great to be outdoors and enjoying all the fun they bring. Great photos!

Marie Smith said...

It keeps us young to spend time with them, Debbie.

Marie Smith said...

A year makes such a difference in a child's life, Mage.

Marie Smith said...

I agree, Celia. Knowing what it is to have them, I can't imagine life without them.

Marie Smith said...

It was the best, EC.

Marie Smith said...

The girls love to play outdoors and so do we, Bill.

Angela said...

Children bring much joy to grandparents! You have lovely granddaughters! We are still praying for the Lord to send us a grandchild someday. That's a beautiful park to take them out to play. They sure have grown a lot since last year!! It's amazing!

Marie Smith said...

I hope you have your own little sweeties some day, Angela. They bring such joy!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The girls are beautiful Marie, always wonderful to spend time with the grandchildren.. they do change so much with each passing year. Yummy picnic food ☺

Marie Smith said...

They love their cravker sandwiches, PDP.

Shammickite said...

Feed them and hug them and they grow!

Marie Smith said...

Great description, Shammickite.

Tomoko said...

Hello Sylvie and Caitlin, Enjoy your spring.
You are growing fast!

Marie Smith said...

They really are, Tomoko.