Virginia "disguised" as her Gammie!
But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.
My granddaughter, Virginia Rose, and I share happy and joyful times when we visit with my mother, her Nana, over the recent long weekend. Aside from the always welcome play dates with Princess when she shows up,
we have fun engaging in simple, but entertaining, activities.
Virginia loves the outdoors, and we are blessed to have I-don't-need-my-coat-in-January weather. Whether it's finding holly berries or pecans on the ground, it's not long before she is burying them in hopes they will grow in springtime.
Virginia discovers a Frisbee in the room we share, and we spend lots and lots of time throwing it around the spacious yard.
I'm amazed at how good she's gotten at it, though she did lose it twice in the holly tree by the screened-in porch. Luckily, I pop it free with a long stick. You can watch Virginia in action here.
Now that's what I call high energy!
We also enjoy some quieter moments. Who doesn't like being pampered with chocolate ice cream?
Or playing a "Frozen" spelling game?
Or endless rounds of Uno?
I neglect to count how many games we played in the time we are there, but I do know Virginia won all but seven. Her strategies are top notch!
While taking another stroll around the yard, we spy a gorgeous pink camellia blooming behind my mother's garage.
What a delight it is to see such cheerful flowers in winter! Of course, Virginia has to pluck one to bring to her Nana.
And she insists on drawing the precious bloom.
By day's end, Virginia is so tired, she falls asleep before I can finish reading her a bedtime story. I kiss her forehead, bid her sweet dreams, praying they will be as happy and joyful as this day has been.