My Weekly Smile; March 3, 2021

Welcome to my weekly smile and I have a lot to smile about. I had the most fabulous weekend and I am so excited to share. My daughter and I were able to travel to stay with my son and his beautiful family and celebrate my grandson’s first birthday! I am in grandma heaven! It has been over a year since I have been able to visit and stay the weekend. I am planning on visiting a lot this year as I miss my grandbabies so much. My grand daughter is not a baby any more at 5 1/2 years old and she sure can be silly and enjoys making her baby brother laugh. She is in kindergarten and doing well. She attends virtually at this time. We started out our weekend by visiting the Desert Botanical Garden and I wanted to share some photos. In the photo above those very bright cactus are all made out of glass which is at the entrance, beautiful! 😀

We had a great time at the garden and we could not have asked for better weather. The winter in Arizona is perfect and the best time to visit most anything outside. There were so many beautiful plants and flowers and many were blooming. What a fun afternoon! I have to thank my daughter who so thoughtfully planned and booked this outing. I am so happy we were all able to do something together and enjoy the beauty of the desert. I hope you have enjoyed our little adventure as it sure makes me smile! 😀

I have more to share and am so excited we were able to help celebrate Teddy’s first birthday! I wanted to share a few more photo’s of his special day. I have to say that I did not take a lot of photos instead enjoying as much time with the family. I was asked if either my daughter or I wanted to make the cake and I volunteered and made a confetti cake with vanilla frosting. Teddy absolutely loves strawberries and so I put whipping cream in the center of the cake with cut up strawberries. I then lined around the top strawberries I cut in half. I was holding Teddy during the singing “Happy Birthday” song, so my daughter shared her photos so I can share with you. As soon as Teddy got close enough to the cake (Alice helped blow out the candle since Teddy is too little) he grabbed one of the strawberries, so adorable!! ❤

I realized and knew strawberries have a lot of water and I tried drying them off really well and they still lost some water on the top of the cake. It tasted delicious, I would share with you but we just about ate the whole thing! It tasted like strawberry shortcake, haha. I cut up the strawberries thinner and smaller for in the middle of the cake. I’m just a home cook and baker, but it is made with Love ~ the best kind of food I think! ❤

I had so much fun last weekend and as anyone that follows me knows I just can’t get enough of family togetherness with miles in between loved ones. Some day that may change but for the long term future my Grandma heart is in Arizona. I am always going to dream of living closer to them, we will see what the future holds! I want to share a few more photos of fun with the family. Just can’t SMILE enough!! 😀

Thank you for visiting my smile post for this week. I want to thank Trent who host’s our smile’s and I absolutely Love to share. Not only is it fun to have a place to document my Life and the happenings as I hope it will be fun to go back and visit these fun times. Alice cried when I left, which in turn made me cry. I will be back to visit as often as I can make it happen. I feel so grateful for my family, and I Love each and everyone of you so very much. Here is to many more fun visits and maybe someday I’ll only be around the corner instead of a state away. Someday……

Loving being Grandma!

~Diana ❤

18 thoughts on “My Weekly Smile; March 3, 2021

  1. workinacresnothours

    Oh my crickey I shed a little tear of utter & complete joy for you & your treasure of a family as I read. Overjoyed for you, such beautiful wonderful photos looked like abundant happiness all round. Good on you for being able to take photos it would have been so hard trying to juggle a camera when ya so full of happy. Fantastic share as always but this was full of a little extra special. As sad as it was too leave I hope the family fun high lingers for quite some time. My friend.

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    1. It was such a joy to be with my family to celebrate!! And YES, I hope this wonderful feeling lingers for many weeks to come. I’ll be planning another trip before too long… Thanks so much for your wonderful comments sweet friend! ❤️

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    1. Thanks Trent! I still can’t believe it has been a year since my last visit. But now I can look forward to many more this year. Thank you for the birthday wishes for that little guy!! 💙🤩

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  2. Well this post and the photos certainly made me smile! What darling little children. Alice is so pretty and Teddy needs to have those cheeks kissed often! Your cake looks fabulous! Thank you Diana for sharing this happy weekend with us.

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    1. Thanks so very much Anne, and I’m so happy it made you smile!! Exactly what I wanted, and your wonderful kind comments are so appreciated! I snuck some kisses on those cute cheeks of Teddy’s! They are so fun, full of life and laughter! ❤️🤩

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  3. Thank you so much sweet Xenia! It was truly the best time. I’m so grateful and happy I could be there to help celebrate! Thank you for the birthday wishes too! ❤️

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  5. I’m so excited for you, this was a wonderful thing, to be able to visit the grandbabies in person! I have been to that bottanical garden once, and it was fantastic! Though we were there when it was too hut to go see much of it. Still, we remember it and hope to go back someday.

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    1. Oh thank you Dawn!! It was super exciting and fun, really I can’t think of the words to describe how I loved this visit and how long I waited…. It was fabulous!! And that’s so cool you’ve been to that botanical garden, definitely this time of year was a nice time to visit so I’m super happy we were able to go there. I hope you’ll be able to go back someday! ❤️

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