Tuesday, May 25, 2010

...ain't no sunshine when she's gone.

It's not warm when she's away. Ain't no sunshine when she's gone. And she's always gone too long. Anytime she goes away!

Last week, our four year old grand daughter, Carter spent the week with Coach and I.

It was 9 days of non stop fun! We baked brownies, danced and read a lot of books. We walked the dogs, watched movies and laughed!

We went to the zoo.Visited Mary's farm!Fed cows and chickens. Gathered fresh eggs!

We painted and crafted and made new friends! It was a special week. One I'll never forget. My first 'Carter Camp'! We made so many memories and I had such a good time. Last Friday we traveled to 'Big D' to pick up Beth and Emme ( who have been soaking up the sun on Waikiki beach) and spent the weekend with GG! We had fun with Pops, Aunt Kim, Uncle Clint and Aunt Jenny. And a great time at our family reunion. Carter made instant friends with cousins, Griffin, Sadie Jane and Ashing. Sunday night, we chilled at Jenny and Clint's beautiful new home and enjoyed seeing Mimi and Papa. Monday, everybody headed home but I had a great time shopping a Simple Things with the 'newlyweds', plotting and planning landscape and decor. After a tasty dinner at BK's Brewery, I headed home to my honey!

After a refreshing night's sleep I woke up with no serious plans, just a lengthy to-do list. As I walked through the house to pull up the shades, I looked down at my coffee table. Suddenly I realized how quiet our house was and I much I missed Carter.

I decided to make a cup of coffee and when I opened the refrigerator to get some cream, I missed Carter.

Here is the chocolate milk she never drank because she said she 'can only have chocolate milk once a week'!

Everywhere I looked I missed her. She constantly fed the dogs and gave them treats!
And when I went to get dressed, I stepped over her sticker books and missed her again! I got down on my knees and looked closely at the position and placement of her stickers and smiled. She is smart and clever!

And I'm not the only one.....no one is more in tune with our four legged friends than Carter.

And though nothing is quite the same without her and I miss her dearly...all is well because she is where she belongs, with her mama and daddy and sweet baby sister. And she is happy... bringing sunshine to them!


bunnytrails said...

Oh Roxanne! I have tears running down my cheeks as I type. Yesterday was Emily's 24th b'day and I missed her so badly. Memories kept flooding over me about her past birthdays and how fun they were. Sooooooo, in a way, I feel your pain. Carter is a sweetheart and I know she is missing you, too!

molly said...

I will miss Carter at painting - she just added a little sunshine to us tired old girls! She is such a sweetheart! What a fun 9 days for all of you!

aimee said...

what a special treat. what a good girl to stick to knowing she could only have choco milk once a week. how sweet is that! she is adorable.

Jessica said...

Oh wow! What a sweet post...tears are running down my cheeks as well. A grandma's love is extra sweet and special. I am sure she misses you too!

Beth said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I was only able to relax and have fun knowing that my sweet little baby was in such wonderful and loving hands! I adore you momma'...thanks for taking care of my little chick. BIG HUG!!

mary said...

Thank you for sharing Carter while she was here...such a joy to be around! Just like her grandmommy!

Glenna said...

I love this post!!!! :) Carter is going to love reading it one day!

paperbird said...

such sweetness, what a little angel. I love the photographs with the chickens- your hen is gorgeous!
my babies call me Mimi :)