My wonderful Grandma, Donna Pleva, hadn't yet seen our place here in Fort Mill, and with the new arrival of Miss Eleanor Grace she couldn't wait to come and get her hands on her! We had the pleasure of having her for a very nice long weekend visit.
When Grandma arrived, she hit the ground running...as soon as she got to the house her and I got back in the car and headed to the spa where we had scheduled a double massage/facial/pedicure session. Of course, the treatments were just heavenly, but most of all I enjoyed being able to spend time with my Grandma- just Grandma and her Nina!
|our matching toes!|
|Great Grandma, Chase and Ellie!|
On Saturday, we wanted to do something fun, yet relatively relaxing, as a family. So, at Latta Plantation they were having a World War 2 reenactment which we felt was just perfect! We spent a couple of hours looking at the WW2 gear and checking out the plantation, then we found a picnic table and ate our picnic lunch. Chase enjoyed ALL of it. He was even able to see some horseback riders heading through the park.
|checking out the guns...boys.|
|lunch under the pavilion at a picnic table|
|Chase and I couldn't resist napping in the car|
Sunday was reserved for church. Grandma, Eleanor and I went to St Phillip Neri while Jason and Chase wanted to check out a "new church" down the road. Jason enjoys contemporary church services, whereas I much prefer traditional Catholic Mass. Every once in a while, Jason goes on a scavenger hunt trying to find a contemporary church that he may like. I think Chase approved. Chase had so much fun and now refers to St Phillip as "other church" and continues to ask for "new church".
After church we hit the neighborhood pool for a couple of hours for Eleanor's very first trip to the pool!! It was a beautiful day in the sun...well, the shade with a baby... Chase and Jason played in the pool the entire time. Ellie and I took a short dip and then sat with Grandma watching the boys from our lounge chairs.
|Mom, I am not too sure about this|
|Grandma, and one very tired Eleanor|
|Grandma told me Ellie is going to be the next Cherry Queen!|
|Grandma and I and her works of art|
|Chase was dying to put the apron on|
Monday came and it was time to say goodbye. It is always hard to say goodbye, so of course, I cried. I can't wait to see Grandma again when I come home in August for my high school reunion!
|I have the EXACT same picture of Grandma with Chase when he was this age.|