Monday, September 14, 2009


What a wonderful surprise! We got up yesterday morning and headed to the pancake breakfast at Carrie Nation and then went up to the nursing home for an ice cream social. We weren't sure what to expect, since all of this is pretty new to us. It was so wonderful! My Dad just had the greatest time. They had a disc jockey, children's games, prizes, a great bagpipe player and more. All of the residents seemed to enjoy watching the children so much. This is the first time Dad has actually got to hold Lucy and I think he finally understood that she is his great-granddaughter. He was holding her little hands and I commented on how tiny they were and he said, "Well, she's only been on this earth for a short time."
Four generations.

Great-grandma loves her little Lucy too!

They had SO many games, Abbey just had a ball! (She has on the aqua shirt.) Musical chairs - she tied for first!
LOTS of dances!
The Limbo.
The bagpiper - so beautiful!

Tug of war - the girls won twice!

The sack race.
Abbey showing her ribbon to Great-Grandpa. She even danced the twist with him in his wheelchair! The nursing home furnished cake (for Grandparent's Day), ice cream, sodas, floats, cones, sundaes and more. It was really quite something and I'm so glad Dad had such a great turn-out of guests. When we went to leave he had tears in his eyes, but I know he had a great time.
This ended up being quite the weekend! Poor Abbey was so tired from all of it, her mom said she didn't want to go to school today. Oh, the price we pay for fun...
Hope your weekend was great too!
Until next time...


  1. So glad your Dad had a good time sure did have a busy weekend!....I hope you have lots of visitors into your shoppe this week as well....have a great one!


  2. The pictures are precious! Those are priceless memories that Abby is making with her great-grandpa. She will really treasure those as she gets older.

  3. I'm glad you had a good time with your dad and grandkids, the place your dad is at looks like they really take care of their residents:)

  4. Sounds like you all had a great day and wonderful time! ~~Annie

  5. Good afternoon sounds as if your dad is in a wonderful place and that must ease your heart and mind. Looks like a fun time..what wonderful photo's.

    Have a joyous evening!
    Hugs, Doreen

  6. What a wonderful time for all the residents and those who attended! It's so nice that they do things like that. Great photos, everyone looked like they were having a great time!