10 September 2014

OUR Day: September 7, 2014

What official holiday has its own flower (the forget-me-not)
and its own song ("A Song for Grandma and Grandpa" by Johnny Prill)?
Ah, I guess I kind of gave it away with that last question....
Well this past Sunday was OUR THEIR a special day for ALL of us-
Grandparents Day!
We spent time at a favorite lake feeding the locals..
Yum, yum!
I wonder if any of these ducks have grand-ducklings?
Talking together under the shade of a tree...
Swinging on an old fashioned grandparent type swing set.
(Brings back good memories...)
Then we traveled down to the creek where SOME of us took selfies
and OTHERS of us took photos of the ones taking selfies:)
 (you got to love a 'captive' audience)
A few of our party braved the wading pool there and had a LOT of fun!
The wading pool is right next to the creek that they (temporarily) dam
up each year during the summer months.
Voila! A big pool for locals and visitors too.
Pretty neat huh?
Then we went down the lovely road and under this VERY damaged trestle to nowhere.
Quite the drop off yes?
You won't find me up there!

And up this hillside...

which overlooks some of our gorgeous coast range!

There some of us ran around,
some of us laid on the quilt
and others of us walked around taking pictures:)
Was it easy to guess who did the running around?

Autumn in summer--
you got to love it
(I know I do)!
And what makes it even better?
Well Grandparents Day of course!
Of course ANY day with ANY of our five grandkids is a GREAT day for us!
(might need Kleenex on this one)
About the trail that goes through here plus some history and geology of this area
Obviously we've never walked across Tophill,
the former railroad trestle pictured above which partially burned in the mid 1980's,
but I have been across the Buxton trestle.
Here is my post on the Buxton Trestle which is quite safe, family friendly and very pretty:
And last, but not least, Vernonia parks:
And a great photo of "Dewey Pool" from a different angle:


Bethany Carson said...

Your grandkids are adorable! Glad you had a happy grandparents' day! Looks like a fun way to spend it. The red leaves are so beautiful!

Linda W. said...

Your granddaughters are adorable! Happy grandparents day!

aimee said...

Thanks:) It was a very fun day. I LOVE the autumn colors we're just starting to see now!

Thank you, thank you:)

Betsy said...

It looks like an absolutely wonderful day. Your granddaughters are lovely young ladies. So much fun to spend time with them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That pool (that they dam up to make) is the coolest thing in the world!

What a great day you had...super. I have never heard of anyone actually celebrating grandparents day. Lovely that your family does! Congratulations. (And your g-kids are adorable.)

Yes, it was easy to guess who ran around --- and easy to guess who walked around taking pictures as well (glad she (you) did! Thanks for sharing.

Gracie Saylor said...

A beautiful post, Aimee! Lovely photos, and I enjoyed your celebration of Grandparent's Day and seeing two of your five beautiful grands. I have been noticing more early fall colors in the leaves, too. xx

aimee said...

Thank you so much! We think they are lovely inside and out:)

Thank you and you are most welcome! I thought it was pretty cool too. I had seen photos of it before, but we had never been down there when the pool/creek was operational. It was really neat to see in person. LOL. Yep. You are correct with both of your guesses. I am going to have to start asking harder questions---heehee:)

Thank you! I am so happy that you could share our joy. It makes our joy even greater to know that you enjoyed the photos:) Yes on the autumn colored leaves--I think the plants are getting quite exhausted with all the heat and lack of rain. I do enjoy the beautiful colors though, don't you?

Helen said...

What a beautiful day <3

aimee said...

It definitely was--kids and nature are a winning combination:)

Lorrie said...

Pure loveliness! Sunshine, autumn leaves, quilts and being with the ones you love! Great photos of a special day.

aimee said...

Thank you! Indeed it was a fabulous day:)

Teresa Kasner said...

What a lovely bright sunny day with your adorable granddaughters! I think Grandparent's Day is a good day to celebrate. Lovely views, thanks for sharing.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

aimee said...

You are welcome! It was a beautiful day--a bit hotter then I like it though. I agree and hope that Grandparents Day gains more following. Grandparents can have such an influence on their grandkids.

Sam said...

Wow, it looks like a fabulous Grandparents' Day for all. Great memories for all I bet.

aimee said...

It most assuredly was that! Have a great week:)

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