Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~ Author Unknown


middle daughter h, brought grandbabies j and b to ann arbor to visit me (peaches), for the day.

and what an adventure it turned out to be. 




we began the day with a bit of chocolate for breakfast at our favorite local bakery.Image


we stopped by for a book reading and a bit of play at our favorite book shop.



after a pizza and pop lunch we strolled right onto the edge of our town’s annual hashbash,

where we met a blue and purple dog and lots of friendly hippies of all ages.


and chased giant magic bubbles all over the diag.

and we saw a drone overhead and it looked like a scary flying spider.

and two of us ran into each other.

and one of us threw up after all the junk food and excitement.

and we went to the park and got wet and sandy.

and then some of us were really, really tired.

but not peaches.

and we were all still smiling.

it was a day.


My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.

She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. ~ Ellen DeGeneres




68 responses »

  1. Oh I love this! Being a grandma is so much fun cuz you can always give them back as well as say “No” which the parent’s might not be strong enough to do, which in the end, is a true benefit to the child as a person.


  2. Lovely post!! And I loved the piccie of the bubbles… I’m a grandma of 2 little boys who are full of beans and growing like weeds. They make my life worth living. They both make me feel old and keep me young in equal measure!


  3. Hashbash sounds like a blast! Love the photos of the dearest ones, enjoyed your simple details outlined out with lots of smiles, included! Purple and blue dog must have been a ‘big hit’ with everyone, like the photo with the kids included! Peaches, you are the best!


  4. Hashbash, who knew? How great is a gathering of friendly hippies to help welcome in spring. You caught the day with daughter and grands so sweetly, Beth. Even barffest.

    Not you. No, not you, Beth. You are walking and tripping and crawling and galloping through your life as an adventure.


  5. What a spectacular, magical day!! I’m not blessed with grandchildren yet but had two grandfish, who I took custody of from daughter’s dorm room. Alas, they’re both gone now. I’ll just have to be patient.
    Thanks for sharing the fun with us, Beth! 🙂


    • thanks kristin. oh i think that’s fantastic, what milestone. if and when i make it to 100 i will be yelling it from the rooftops. (or at least from my comfy chair )


  6. Omg, I looove that Ellen’s joke 😀 And it is awesome that you know its origin, not many people do. 🙂
    Great post btw, I am really enjoying surfing trough your blog. 🙂


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