Sunday, August 22, 2010

What I did on my summer vacation: Pittsburgh!

Here's the reunion when Max picked us up in Pittsburgh. That's some sweetness!
As soon as we got home, my job was clear: "Gramma, you have to PLAY with me!" Clear instructions from Poppy on how I was to "talk" the designated toy characters, and what they were supposed to do. My imaginative play brain cells really got a workout! 

Watching Poppy and her blonde, curly-haired friend Hannah play dress-ups, I was reminded of Bethany and her best friend, Joy.
And sometimes Poppy's mannerisms are a lot like Bethany's!
Poppy, age 4

Bethany, age 4

Sometimes I called on Bethany's and Max's friends to take us on outings. Bethany would have left the car for me, but driving in Pittsburgh is tricky! Streets are never straight, there's always a bridge or a tunnel involved, and lots of hills. Besides, outings are much more fun with friends, and these friends quickly have become my friends, too. 
Science Center

Children's Museum
Idlewild Amusement Park

Bethany and Max are part of a community service group called Pretty Up Beechview. On Thursday afternoons PUB Jr. enjoys activities at the library and the park. Here's Poppy showing off the candle she made. (In the background, Hi, Ely!)

More in another post to come....


Meghan Elaine said...

Poppy looks so much like Bethany did. I love these!

bethany said...

i have the best mom in the whole wide world. grandma's rock!