Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Last Days of Summer

Hey y'all!  No, it isn't Paula Deen. It's me back from my short bloggy break.
Want to know where I've been? Here's a hint or two...


                                                Beach chairs and umbrellas set out.

Just as I was starting to think of Fall, our son and DIL called to invite us to join them at the beach for a few days.

                                                        The condo where we stayed.

They drove down from NJ to Myrtle Beach, SC, and we met them there.  We had the best time. The weather was perfect! ... in the 80s and a little breeze to keep things cool.
Of course, we got to see the grandsons again, yay! and enjoy lots of beach and pool time.

Our three-year-old grandson, Brayden, loved being in the water.

I couldn't get over how much Ryker had grown. He turned 3 months on Sept. 1st while we were there.  He's always smiling and giggling. 

Here's Brayden playing a game on my laptop. He LOVES the computer and started using our son's at a little over 2 years old. 
He tells us the url of the children's site he wants...we type it in, and he does the rest. He's so grown up... 3 years old going on 10.

There were fireworks one night on the pier, so close to our balcony, that it was almost like our own private fireworks show.

                                                                Sand dunes

Spending times with family and friends are always the best times. Thanks for visiting.
NOW, I'm ready for Fall. Bring it on!
Let's go over to The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.
and see all the wonderful posts on her party.


Blondie's Journal said... are a lucky girl, Babs! I LOVE Myrtle Beach, my hubby golfs there every January and I had a wonderful time the year I tagged along. If it's going to be hot, may as well be hot along the ocean!!

The kids are just precious! I love their darling names. And it looks like you have a computer whiz on your hands!! ;-D


The Tablescaper said...

Looks like a wonderful time. How lucky for you to be able to join your children and grandchildren. It would be great to have your post on Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

Babs, so glad it all worked out for this trip. Looks like a great time in a beautiful spot. ~ Sarah

Unknown said...

Awesome! Cutie pie children! Glad you had a great time and weather! you're a lucky girl! I'm so ready for cooler weather! I say "bring it on" too!

On Crooked Creek said...

What a lovely break you had with your family. I'm sure it tugged at your heart when you had to leave those gorgeous grandsons!!! Can't wait to see your Fall decor! I'll be visiting again, soon!
Welcome home! I missed you!

Grammy Goodwill said...

What cutie pie grandsons. They would be fun anywhere, but Myrtle Beach is a great place to meet them.

Mary said...

What adorable boys~ and all the ingredients for a perfect family vacation! I haven't been to Myrtle Beach in ages...I probably wouldn't recognize it. Happy Labor Day weekend :-)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What fun, Babs...and such beautiful photos! Your little grandsons are precious! I know you enjoyed having some time with them! I am ready for fall, too. They say it will rain followed by some cooler temps...I hope so! Happy Labor Day weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Beth said...

What a beautiful place to vacation! Love your sunset pier shot. Your grandsons are absolutely darling!

Jojo said...

Love the beach pictures. I just felt my blood pressure drp 10 points just looking at them.

Denise said...

Hi Babs,

These photos are great! I love the palm trees and the colorful beach umbrellas. My parents had a condo at North Myrtle Beach for about 14 years. They thoroughly enjoyed it. Your grandsons are precious, and yes, aren't they amazingly smart with the computers? I agree that times spent with family are the best.

I read your profile and I also love anything by Rosamund Pilcher. She hasn't written anything lately, and I really miss her! Thanks for visiting my blog and for taking time to leave a comment. Have a great weekend.

Denise at Forest Manor

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Bab's, your grandsons are just precious. I just want to squeeze those little cheeks on the baby. It amazes me how a two or three year old can use a computer and I still have trouble with one. Those are terrific pictures. Did you take them?

Alycia Nichols said...

Now THAT'S what I call a vacation!!! Stretch summer out just as long as you possibly can! I know I am!!!

Savannah Granny said...

Babs, That is fantastic. What a great way to end the summer. The grandsons are gorgeous. I know you were in heaven. You may just have a "Gates" on you hand with Braden.
It won't be fall here for some time but is fall in the stores. I am looking forward to the cooler weather. I sure pray we get some of that rain of the gulf. We are still parched.
So glad you had a great vacation. Loved the pics.
Hugs, Ginger

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What little cutie pies!! So glad you had a great time Babs, nothing beats spending time with family!! Martina

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Nothing's better than spending time with family & especially at the beach!!!

Savannah Granny said...

Babs, OOPS! I better spell Brayden's name correctly if I expect to say "I know his Grandmama" when he becomes famous. Hugs~

xinex said...

Oh how fun! Your pictures look fabulous and your grandchildren are just precious!...Christine

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my gosh. Heaven on earth. The little guys are darling! Glad you got away and had a good time.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Such a nice visit!
Your grandson's are ADORable. Oh my!

Love Myrtle Beach. Have not been there since my high school years and our spring breaks. Miss it!

Thanks for a little trip down memory lane tonight, Babs!

Anita Diaz said...

Babs, that just looks like such a great time!! Thanks for stopping by, and I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. Things have just been crazy here. We actually picked different photos from the ones I posted. We are planning to release a single tomorrow, but I will blog about it. Take care!!

Kathleen said...

Sounds like a great trip! You should try the beaches here in September, absolutely beautiful! Hope your son in NJ didn't get damage from the storm.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh spending time on the beach is just so much fun, isn't it? Great family time too. Love your photographs, you've go some real cutie's there!


Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

HI Babs, I have only been to MB once but wish I could go back! That is so nice that you got to go and see those ADORABLE boys!!! Can't wait to see what you do for Fall! XO, Pinky