Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Date With Nonni...


I was given some wonderful advice by a wise woman whom I love this week. Not sure how this one slipped my mind. In the midst of life...I forgot this gem. My sister Barb gently offered this advice..
"You might think about taking your kids on dates."
Being a wiser woman myself these days, I listened. In the past I wasn't so good at this, listening to sisterly advice. But I got smart. The picture above says it all!! Love that!!



Nonni and I went off to our favorite bakery and coffee house. Hot cocoa for her a serious latte for me. We sat and chatted and watched the folks walk by. We drank our treats and giggled...alot!



We went walking when we were done and Nonni met Meeko. She has a way with critters..they just love her. Look at his chin on her chest and the look in his amazing eyes. She loves them and they know it. (More pictures of the amazing Meeko soon.)

If you were wondering who Nonni looks like in the family...guess who this darling girl is?? Yup that same wise woman I love...Barb.


Stay tuned for my date with Fox. Have a great Sunday all! Namaste, Sarah

24 comments:

Barbara said...

LOL! OMG, that's so funny. She seriously is a brunette version of me! And the braids... I don't think I've ever seen that picture of me. My angel costume, I remember it well. Thanks for the giggle! And so glad the 'date' worked out so well. :p)xoxoxo

Suecae Sounds said...

I know I am repeating myself, but I just love your pictures. So lively!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Sarah:

Pure sweetness. I love, love, love that one of Nonni skipping. Remember those carefree days?

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

I love that you took her on a date. That is like the sweetest gesture. My daughter and I have a date every Sunday. We are all geared up to spend time ALONE watching her fav shows "Bridezilla" "Cake Wars" "Drop Dead Diva" and finally "Army Wives."
I feel so connected to her when we do this.

*Warm Hugs 2 You*

Snap said...

Yep ... and they never get old to have a date! We took our goddaughter (22 now -- yikes) to the zoo with us when we had our behind the scenes tour. She loved every minute. Looking forward to seeing part of your date with Fox.

Dede said...

I use to love having dates with my kids. Then they got older and had "plans" with their "friends". Maybe I could start this with the grand kids? hmm... Nonni looks so happy just skipping along.
BB
Dede

Holly said...

A date?! I love dates. And apparently this wee one of yours did, too!

Thank you. I needed this today. Thank both of you.

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

That is awesome. I lost my mom when I was 7... wish I had a few "dates" to remember with her. :)

clairedulalune said...

Oh these are wonderful times, and it is brilliant that you go on dates! It is something that Nonni will always remember and thank you for. Your pictures as always tell the story so well! Fantastic pictures, my favourite was Nonni skippng away!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Adorable!

holdingmoments said...

Great set of pictures Sarah.
They just shout 'fun'.

Rikkij said...

A very happy child, as it should be. And an appreciative dog. Good stuff. ~rick

Sonia ;) said...

Awwww very glad you took the sisterly advise. She looks like she was center of the world. How awesome for her memories with Mommy...

xoxox S

Judy said...

She is just darling! How fun and great to have one on one time with her. They grow up too fast!

Domestic Witch said...

What a sweet idea, I love that idea. wow she is a cutie!

Audrey said...

Oh Sarah, how lovely for both you and Ms Nonni! I am so happy that you took wise Barbs advice. Those dates will be fondly remembered forever.
Love and hugs to you
xoxoxo

Becky said...

A great piece of advice from your sister! We did that and continue to take our adult kids out on occasion! It's a great way to stay connected!
Love & Light~
OM girl

Christina said...

Oh, you will both remember these times forever and when she has children it will influence her as well. How wonderful.

Christine said...

What a great date! I love her skipping down the sidewalk.

Blessings,
Christine

Natalie said...

A lovely post Sarah. It made me smile......a lot! I go on dates too, it is marvelous fun, and I treasure the moments.xx♥

Honey Mommy said...

What a great idea. I will have to take my boys on dates when they are a little older.

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

loL! What a fabulous time you girls had! I love this idea and will have to do the same. Love the photos of Barb too, Nonni looks just like her!

jane augenstein said...

Oh, Sarah! What beautiful pictures of your darling girl! What a wonderful idea that, a date with your kids...what fun and pure joy! Your sis is a smart one, love the pictures, all are beautiful.
Hugs to you!
~Jane

Sherry Byrum said...

What wonderful advice! That will make them feel so special and they will remember for the rest of their life's.