Saturday, May 5, 2012

Take time

Sometimes we need to take a day to stop and smell the roses.
And if we aren't willing to make the time on our own, then maybe a little prompting will do the trick.

Incentive to take a day to "just be" came on Friday, when Reagan's babysitter took a day off work and we got to take care of her.  We had a wonderful day!

We took time to make cinnamon roll pancakes.  Reagan is stirring the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture to swirl over the grilling pancakes. 

We took time to eat on the screened-in back porch, after Reagan graciously set the table for us.

We also took time to pick cherries.  This year is going to be a great cherry year.  No birds begging me to share with them means no worms. 

The day wasn't going to e complete until we made a Mother's Day card for her mom, one of the best mothers ever!  (Hopefully I'm not spoiling a surprise, but I'm pretty sure that card made an early appearance in Alicia's hands.)  Reagan was so excited about making this.  It isn't really a card, but actually an envelope with Dove caramel chocolate candy inside.  She picked the stamps, punched out the shapes she wanted and of course colored her little heart out.  I think she did a wonderful job!  (She does too...)


AliceKay said...

Beautiful roses. Your screened in back porch makes for a great place to sit and enjoy the scenery. Looks like Reagan had a great day with her grandparents.

By the way, cherry pie is my favorite kind of pie. ;)

That's a cute card Reagan is holding in the last picture. She's a cutie, too. :)

That corgi :) said...

What a cute card Reagan made; what an adorable grand she is, Deanna! It looks like you guys had such a delightful day together! Glad you guys took the time to "smell the roses" indeed!! They (as you know) do grow up so fast :)

have a great rest of the weekend :)


Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh! What a fun Grandma you are!!! And what a darling Granddaughter you have too! The card is awesome - go Reagan!!!

Wow, gorgeous roses - I love your house!

Toriz said...

Sounds like a perfect day with Reagan! :)

And, yep, that "card" probably made it in to Alicia's hands before they even made it home (or at best within a few minutes of getting home). ;)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

What a lovely time when you took time! Oh how I love the charm of a porch and a meal on a porch is even more charming :) Reagan's card is a sweet idea and she is a sweetie too. Good Morning to you Deanna and enjoy your Sunday, it is going to be lovely. Maybe a bit muggy though :)

ChicagoLady said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day! Those are the days that make memories that live in your heart forever.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Looks like a perfect day with a cute little g'daughter! Love the card she made. Are those your roses? Beautiful!

Enjoy what's left of the weekend! We've got clouds rolling in as I speak, sure it hot and humid! Hope it doesn't storm.

Funny in My Mind said...

cinnamon roll pancakes sound wonderful!
she is a cutie!

Nezzy said...

What a beautiful rose...Joseph's Coat of Many Colors??? I have one growin' up my fireplace and it's put on quite the show this spring.

How sweet is that precious little Reagan!!! What a great day ya'll had 'makin' memories.' Do I see Hallmark in her future? Heeehehehe!

God bless ya and have a magnificent week my friend! :o)

Intense Guy said...

Reagan is the most beautiful rose of the lot. Goodness, she's really matured into a lovely young girl! No more baby stroller for her! (which seems like just yesterday as it is...)

Vicki Lane said...

what a special day for all of you!