Saturday, March 29, 2008


I know you are all asking, where have I been all week? Well, my 16 year old granddaughter and her friend came to visit for Spring Break, so we have been busy! They arrived a week ago, Friday night (3-21-08). They had tickets on the only through flight from Minneapolis to Norfolk, and it was late arriving, so it was after midnight before they got in. My husband decided he wanted to take them to New York for the weekend, so Saturday morning we left early and drove up (about 6 hours). We had hopes of going to a show or two, but of course they were mobbed over the weekend. We raced all over, from theater to theater looking for tickets. We ended up going to Legally Blonde on Saturday night. It's a musical! Who knew? It was not our first choice, but we saw the movie and figured it should be OK. Well, it was more than OK, it was great! Talk about the perfect show to take high school girls to see! Be sure to click on the link and play the video clip. That show was so high energy I know I must have lost weight just watching the performers work so hard! We were in the 4th row in the center and I am sure the cast would recognize us on the street. Anyway, it was very cute and funny and had lots of great dancing and music that will be ringing in my ears for a long time. Naturally we got the CD. It is not Rodgers and Hammerstein, but it was lots of fun! (I buried the CD so they couldn't play it all the way home in the car. It didn't matter, they sang it all the way. It is permanently imbedded. "OMG, OMG You guys!" Who can forget lyrics like that?)

We did lots of touristy stuff also. FAO Schwarz, the big toy store, was a bigger hit than we expected. The girls loved it and I enjoyed it too. The soldier was in front of the store and he was adorable. My granddaughter is on the left and her friend on the right. Great weather for running around. We were so lucky!
We drove home Tuesday and the weather in Virginia Beach could not have been any nicer. Yesterday it was 80 degrees (today is 45!) The girls had lots of fun running around on the beach. We live close to the Chesapeake and the beaches are wonderful! The tourists are all down the road on the Atlantic. In the photo behind the girls you can see the huge container ships lined up out on the bay waiting to go through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. This bridge is 20 miles long and parts of it go under water so the ships can pass over.
Early this morning we took them to the airport and when we came home I went back to bed and slept until noon!
If you came by for quilts today, please come back again. I will soon be back to my normal routine, which is much slower paced, by the way. This week was really a fun change and my husband and I had a blast, and the girls did too!


Lindah said...

Sounds like you had a great time with the very cute girls! Isn't youth wonderful! I'm glad you found a show to share.

I loved the Grandma Mousie drawing. I'm sure you will come up with some special ways to use it, too.

You sounded a wee bit frustrated about your pineapple blocks. It's such a great block. I want to do one some day. Your blocks look good to me. You mentioned the's always hard to tell with a monitor representation of the real thing, but my first impression is of a shimmery quality with the blues and whites together. Do you get that from your perspective? I like it. I also like on point settings with some blocks. Yours aren't sewn together yet, so PLAY away with them and see if OP is good or not. But yes, I do like the blue.

Have fun!
Linda H

Libby said...

What a wonderful week you've had *s* How special to have your granddaughter want to bring a friend to visit for spring break. I do hope to make to NYC one day . . . I just want to see and do everything!

Darcie said...

Now that explains just what a terrific Gram you must be...having a teen granddaughter AND her BFF come to visit on their Spring Break! What a great time!

Carin said...

Sounds like a fab weekend! I am sure your GD will remember it forever.
I can't wait to see more quilt ;O)

Dawn said...

Oh how fun! And I had no idea that was a musical, but I watched the trailer and you know what - I think that looks like it would be sooo perfect for 16 yr olds! And those are the kinds of plays I like - all fluff and fun! I"m so glad you had a great time!

Perry said...

What fun! It did you good to get away from quilts for a couple of days. Looked like the girls had fun too, that soldier was too cute, lol. I didn't know there was a bridge that was moved under water to let ships go over it. What a cool idea.

Karen said...

Glad you are back and will soon be rested up. What a fun time you had with the girls. My grand-daughter and great grand-daughter will be coming the end of May and we are looking forward to that.

Hope to see some "quilty" pictures soon.

Karen said...

Oo cute soldier guy and just right out there on the street within reach lol. Bet those girls will remember their visit forever, sounds like just precisely what you would like to do as a teen-ager. The musical sounds great!!

Rebeccah Louise said...

you are trouble, getting her that cd! she now blasts it through the house every second she's home!
and i didn't know you were so close at the show!! Now i'm WAY more jealous! that's very cool.
love you

Eileen said...

What a great week you must have had with your GD and friend. So nice of hubby to take them to NYC, Of course they would want to come to virginia Beach for spring break. It warm and a beach.
I remember that bridge. Drove through that tunnel once by myself. It's long.

Pam said...

Nothing like spending time with the grands! Our oldest grand is 15, almost 16..he is so much fun!! Our youngest grand is 3 months..she is fun too!

Over spring break we had the 3 oldest grands for 4 times here as well.


Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

What fun for all of you! Even though I have come to terms that my Mom died in my 20's it still makes me very sad that my Little Boy never got to know her. Thankfully, he DOES have lots and lots of Aunties who love him dearly! How blessed you all are!!! It sounds like the perfect time - and how fun that your DH really wanted to treat them to NY!!!


Mary said...

That is a late flight isn't it?? My Mom and sister are coming to visit and are flying through Norfolk - they'll be going home on that flight. I always fly thru Atlanta to Newport News because it's easier to get to and from the airport but for Mom, a direct flight is the best so she doesn't get too tired.