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Friday, 8 September 2017

Arrival

School started yesterday on Prince Edward island so we took our granddaughters for an outing before the eldest started back to school. Sylvie and Caitlin were excited. As we drove, both girls queried, “Are we there yet?” Their grandfather and I smiled at each other when they said it. In her youth, their mother always said the same before we made it out of town, at the beginning of a five hour drive. This drive was much shorter.


Our picnic lunch was under the birches at Green Park, Prince Edward Island.




Over peanut butter sandwiches, the girls chatted about recent happenings in their lives and what was in store for them today. The conversation was easy and pleasant.


The playground was great fun. My husband and I are always amazed at the physical progress they make from one playground visit to the next. These girls love physical activity 




and are always striving to do more or go faster.




The beach at Green Park is part of Malpeque Bay which extends inland so as to resemble a river. 


There are mussel beds off-shore in the channel. 




The beach was full of shells from mussels, oysters and clams. They were sharp under foot and we had to wear flip flops. The eel grass and seaweeds prevented the girls from swimming but they loved running through the water and talking, 




always talking, which my husband and I enjoyed most of all.


We finished the day with a visit to a dairy bar and another playground which has a zip line. Both girls were eager to play there as well. 




Their excitement and enthusiasm are infectious.


They asked, "Are we there yet?"


The answer to that age old question is, “Yes we are.” The simple things, giggles and a chat, a peanut butter sandwich at a picnic table, exploring a beach or a trail, bring us happiness especially when shared with our grandchildren. We have arrived!


28 comments:

  1. Hello,Marie!
    You had an happy picnic with your grandchildren in a beautiful day!
    It is always surprising to see little children grow so fast.
    I am glad to visit you again. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Good to see you again, Tomoko. I always look forward to your posts!

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  2. A picnic with the kids is a very fine thing.

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  3. I miss the sound of little girls giggling in the back seat, though the sound of teenagers is nice, too.

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    1. I hope to enjoy every age, just like you do, Joanne.

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  4. What an absolutely precious day (one of many) to store in your memory banks. Riches.

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    1. Riches indeed, EC. Things money can't buy!

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  5. A perfect fun day with the grandkids. Another beautiful memory made!

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  6. What a sweet end to the summer.

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  7. there is nothing quite as fun as spending the day with 2 little girls. looks like lot's of fun!!!

    and that looks like a great spot for a picnic!!!

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    1. It was a beautiful place to explore and enjoy, Debbie.

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  8. That was a great day. It seems children have unlimited energy.
    "Are we there yet?" - how many times we have heard it! I am sure I asked the same question once or twice during our 18 hour drive to PEI many years ago. : ))

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    1. Lol. That was a long drive to PEI. I hope you didn't start asking the question in the first hour, Catarina.

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  9. Oh Marie, they are just beautiful children. You are so fortunate to have them in your life. And thanks for sharing them in this post with me! :-)

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    1. We are fortunate, Jan and we don't take a minute for granted.

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  10. Looks like a terrific picnic day spent with the littles. There's nothing tastes better than PB sandwiches out in the fresh air. My four grandies are all back at school now, and seem to be happy about it. For some reason I am having a hard time loading your photos, not sure why.

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  11. I heard that once before about the photos but I think it resolved itself, Shammi.

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  12. That timeless question 'are we there yet' ☺ grandchildren are so wonderful Marie, you are lucky to be able to spend so much time with yours. I'm going over to Sydney at the end of October, can't wait to see my two ✨

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    1. Time will not go fast enough until then, PDP.

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  13. A post to make the heart smile, and it did. What a lovely time!!

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  14. Such a nice time before school days come again. I remember well the thoughts of the coming school year when I was a kid.

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    1. I remember thoughts of school too, Ratty. Not always pleasant though!

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  15. I know what you mean. My grand girls are growing so fast. No babies left in our family. It is sad but the grand son will be old enough soon - but I hope not too soon. LOL

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  16. I remember you writing about your time with one of your granddaughters last summer. Time flies by and our little sweeties are growing up, too quickly indeed, Barbara.

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