Thursday, March 31, 2011

"The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley" -  Robert Burns

The princess tests the cake batter

"Do we have to wait?"

Over the last five days we've been looking after the grandkids while Mom & Dad had some well-deserved R&R.  We had lots of plans for things to do - and we crossed a lot of things off that list.  It was the technological side of planning that didn't go so well.  Or was it the human?

We drew pictures in the sand

Since we were going off to their house for this adventure and I knew we would have masses of photo opportunities, of course the camera went in the bag. And the netbook so I could blog while we were away from home.  We had an iPhone for checking the email plus an alternate email as a back-up. 

Making a pile of throwing sticks

The first casualty was the blog.  We couldn't share any of the great fun we were having because we'd left the memory card sitting in the reader at home.  That's the only way we had to download pics from the camera.  Oh, wait!  There's still the iPhone...we'll just take pictures with that.  Second casualty:  emails sent from iPhone to netbook aren't being received.  No idea why.


OK.  Moving on to Plan C now.  We'll just take photos with the camera until the memory runs out.  I'm just sharing highlights now.  Take my word for it - we had a great time.  We think the kids had a little bit of fun.

My favorite flower

And Grammy saw her first dandelion.  Spring is officially here...although it was cold, cold at the beach.


Ginny said...

Well, even with all your bet laid plans gone awry, you still somehow managed to post great pictures!!! I love the first one, she reminds me of Ella. I had been wondering where you had got to!! What great memories they will have! I'm supposing you wil be resting up the rest of the week, that's what I do!!

Mimi said...

I too was wondering where you'd got to!
Love all your pics, and it does look like a great time was had by all. Lucky Mom and Dad too!

EmptyNester said...

Sounds like something we would do. Sounds like you had a wonderful time and I'm sure the grands did as well!

J.G. said...

"Gang aft agley" is such a great phrase! Apt, too. :-)

Rudee said...

Even with the glitches, it appears you had the MOST perfect week!

Paws on the Run said...

Glad you all survived! ;)

Nikki said...

I hate it when we forget the memory card...but worse, bring a dead battery!

Raising Marshmallows

jeannette said...

As long as you and the kids had fun!

Gill - That British Woman said...

can't wait until we have grandchildren to do that with.



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