Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Playing Outside, and a Giveaway

Yesterday was a Nana day AND the sun shone. Hooray! Hooray! In the morning I tucked the Little Miss into her stroller and headed for the playground. As soon as she spied the playground both hands flew into the air, accompanied by an excited garble of 16-month speak. I might not understand the words, but her emotion was clearly expressed.

There are two slides at this park, one longer curved one, and a double wide shorter straight one. She loved them both and slid down over and over again. I climbed onto the playground equipment with her at first, not certain about how safe she'd be there alone. But then I was stuck at the top of the slide with her, and who would wait for her at the bottom?

So, I sat down beside her on the double slide, we held hands and Wheeee, down we went, together. There's nothing like a small child to bring playfulness back into life.

Then it was time to ride the horsie, all the while saying "naaay, naaay" in very horsey tones.

Picking flowers was next, pulling them off at the heads, taking a sniff and then handing them to Nana. 

Flowers from Adria. The sweetest bouquet ever. Thank you, Little Miss, for a wonderful morning at the park.

Note to her parents: The brim of her hat was down most of the time, but I turned up for taking pictures.

Now for the giveaway:  I don't often pay attention to my blog stats, but with the new interface, the number of posts seems more visible. I was stunned this morning to realize that this is my 900th post! I know there's been a lot of drivel written, and there will be more. But I'd like to celebrate!

I want to thank my readers for coming by, for leaving comments, for encouraging me, and for accompanying me in blogging. Most of you I will never meet, yet I count you as friends.

So. The giveaway. Two books, "Shoe String Chic" by Kerrie Hess, passed on from Hostess, and "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. One book for the outer woman, one for the inner. Something handmade - still thinking about that. Some tea and chocolate. 

Join in by leaving a comment on this post. I'll draw a name in a week or so. That's it! Thank you! And don't forget to play today!


  1. 900 posts? Congratulations! I always enjoy visiting you here...and have yet to encounter 'drivel'. Keep writing, Lorrie.

    Playing in the sunshine with the grands is the best!

  2. And I'll be by to read whatever you write every time you post. Or nearly. Gotta watch those promises. Congrats on 900! (And you thought you had nothing to say. ;> )

    Oh what a sweet day with a sweetest gal. She certainly does look happy about time spent in the park.

    Yup. The grands keep us moving and, I'm sure, that's why God sends them along.

    Funny you should ask about the cookies. They are baked and will be my post fodder for tomorrow, including the recipe.

  3. I don't comment often--mostly I have a chat with you in my head! And think of you when I make a new recipe, work in the garden, or ponder what craft to start.
    Love your photography and how it is so expressive. Are you making albums for your little sweetie?

  4. Nine hundred! Since I haven't been visiting you all that long, I know I've missed a lot of good stuff! Your granddaughter is adorable and you have captured her so well with your camera!

  5. How sweet of you to have a giveaway to celebrate! I would love the books and anything you would choose. I always enjoy your blog, my friend! So here's to lots more fun blogging...and sweet photos! Hugs!

  6. Celebrating your 900th post... now there's a milestone! Congrats! (I just went to check mine, and I'm not that far behind you...hardly seems possible)

    Thanks for giving us an opp for a give away.

    I have the Ann book, so I don't want to take away the pleasure from someone who hasn't read it, but I'd love to be included in your other treat giveaways.

    BTW...that little miss is adorable. Thy heart must beat a happy one when you are with her!

  7. Your post just reminded me of the time when my children were young and taking them to the park was always fun for us.

    Fantastic photos of your granddaughter!

  8. She is such a cutie little girl! I love the way she picked flowers..

  9. Wow 900 posts..looks like Nana had the most beautiful day!!! thanks for the giveaway.

  10. 900 posts! Congratulations that is a milestone!

    Your Nana day looks like the best way to spend a day. BTW she's adorable and it's such a great age.
    Just wanted to pop by and catch up on some of your posts so do not enter me in the giveaway...

  11. Just twelve more days and I'll have two weeks worth of Nana days....and I can't wait!
    Your Adria is growing up so fast. She is adorable - and I had to laugh at the quick aside to Mum and Dad regarding the hat brim!

  12. Love the hat!
    Isnt it amazing what fun one can have with a simple dandelion clock.

  13. What a cutie pie! I'll bet you had a lovely time being Nana (how could you not???). I just saw you are on Vancouver Island. Oh my, such a beautiful place. I remember going to Victoria a couple of times when I was a kid. It was SO lovely. Hope to take my husband there someday.


  14. She is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. C'est vrai que la nouvelle interface est pleine de nouveaux détails. Cela m'a donné envie de plus m'occuper de mon blog !
    Ta petite-fille est vraiment adorable !
    Thank you for the giveaway and good luck to all the participants.

  16. Here is my comment. I am keen to win these womanly books.

    P.S. I liked your photos of the bluebells. And your granddaughter is a cutie!

  17. Congratulations Lorrie! 900 posts is quite an accomplishment! Your Little Miss is just so adorable as are her bouquets. I spent the day with my Little Miss to give her new mommy time for a bath and long nap!
    Woo hoo a giveaway! Happy days to you.

  18. Your little granddaughter is adorable! Those are great pictures.

    Wow! 900 posts! What a landmark.

  19. Love the bouquet!

    Congratulations on 900 posts!


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