Monday, July 12, 2010

Let the FUN begin….

….and how can it already be over?  We had so much fun that I don’t know where to begin and how to do a post without all 100 photos! lol  This is the Quilt Garden!


We were on the go the entire time my youngest son and his family was here! The kids were REALLY on the go when they ran in the Firecracker 5 K ! That’s the day we saw the hot air balloon at 7 am!


I used to be able to walk with them but now they are running the whole race so we are on the sidelines cheering!


Our granddaughter won 2nd place in the 12 and under female division and received a silver medal!


Our grandson ran it in record time! It was a great race!


We spent one afternoon at the NC Arboretum !



What amazing grounds…Trails to explore…


trees, flowers…


indoor art and displays…


and my favorite…


the Bonsai trees!



Of course…there were dolls to play with…


and Legos to build things!


Come back SOON!


Hope you’ve had a good week! It takes me a little while to get back on the computer after taking a break! Do you have a garden or Arboretum in your area? We’d like to visit some more!


Velva said...

No arboretum in our area-sad for us.

Your grandchildren are beautiful. I know you had such a wonderful time with them-the time spent with them is precious.

Cheers to many more days just like the one you enjoyed.

Vee said...

What a cute family and your grands are adorable. Love the expression on your grandson's face with his granddad and sister...ha! Beautiful looking garden. Congrats to the race winners, too. Excellent physical fitness!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the arboretum! They have the best peony garden! It looks like you had a wonderful time with your family.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Congrats to your grand daughter on her Silver Medal Win and your Grand son on his record time. That is wonderful. They are adorable children.

Your pics are beautiful. Those gardens are amazing and I love the quilt garden.
So glad you had a great time with your family.

Enjoy the week ahead.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Cyndi said...

Hi Diane!
It looks like you really had a wonderful visit with you family! I'm sure you were sad to see them go. Both of your grandchildren are beautiful and how exciting for them to do so well in the race!

Here in Cincinnati we have the Khrohn Conservatory in Eden Park. It is a large indoor facility with some truly amazing plants, flowers and features. The park itself is very nice, too! The Cincinnati Art Museum is in the park, as well as an ampitheatre and Playhouse in the Park. Certain parts of the park overlook the Ohio River and it is really beautiful.

Have a wonderful evening!



Mila said...

Oh yes,
we have an Art Museum in Collodi park, not far from my city (Livorno)
What a wonderful family :)) very cute those child!
Mila :)

Laura said...

Lovely photos and congratulations to your granddaughter on her 2nd place race win!
A wonderful week to you,

Dishesdone said...

Beautiful family! Looks like a fantastic time! We do have an arboretum not too far, I should go one of these days!

A Write Life said...

What a lovely place to visit. I posted about the Huntington Library in Southern California which has gardens too. Beautiful.

Boo-Bah said...

What beautiful pictures! You are really a great photographer.
I'm glad you had a great time.


JG said...

You have future cross country runners in your family! Nice! My sons ran X-C in high school.

Lovely photos of your photogenic family. :)

One of my favorite places in Western MA is Stanley Park in Westfield. It was given to the city by the founder of Stanley Home Products. Gorgeous gardens and walking trails including an area for large gatherings.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks like you had a very special time with your son, daughter-in-law and precious grand children. How exciting that they did so well in the race!

The NC Aboretum looks so beautiful! We have the Brooklyn Botanic Garden nearby. I've blogged about it many times as it is one of my favorite places to visit.

cynthialeedesigns said...

Looks like everyone had a great time!! What a pretty place the Arboretum is!! I can't get over how much your granddaughter looks like my great niece when she was that age.
Have a wonderful week.

In the Light of the Moon said...

You have the most amazing photos and I'm sure the memories are even more amazing..Congrats to the grandkids on the run..I think thats a wonderful idea..and that first picture has that WOW factor!!Big Hugs,Cat

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It sounds like everyone had a wonderful time. Weather was perfect, the scenery was great, and lot's of fun things to do.

Great shots, and congrats to the participants in the run.


Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

Unfortunately, nothing stunning like this near where I live! Beautiful Arboretum -love the quilt garden (and the name!).

Freckled Hen said...

Your grandkids are lucky they are to have a lovely grandmother like you. They must love visiting as you have such neat playthings. Looks like you had fun and went to some great places. Happy Summer!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Looks like loads of family fun! I love the elegant bonzai trees.

Creative Carmelina said...

Oh this was so nice....great pictures...and what a nice time you had with the gradkids....'s dolls and lego around here too with my kids playing......and I wouldn't trade it for the world! heheeee....

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Annalisa said...

Oh so nice!!!!I love your grandchildren, they look adorable!
and congratulations to your granddaughter!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! The kids are adorable!