Saturday, November 21, 2015

Girls Day Out


Lidia and I had a girls day out, today. She liked it so well that she thinks we should do it at least once a month. I agree!

This is how our day went:
  1. Christmas shopped for Lidia
  2. Visited the quaint little town of Abbeville, SC
  3. Antiqued
  4. Lunch on the square at The Village Grill. I had a roasted veggie (beets, brussels sprouts, carrots and turnips) and farro bowl with a mixed green and walnut salad. Crazy good. Lidia had creamed potato and bacon soup with chives. She loved it and didn't even mind the chives. Normally, she would never try anything so bold. She's growing up, y'all. Dessert was cashew pie...I was told that people will drive in from Atlanta just for that pie.
  5. Stopped in the Amish grocery store and gift shop.
  6. Stopped by the storage unit to store a couple of chairs.
  7. Stopped in Ninety-six to take a few pictures of a ginkgo biloba tree (see below).
As we drove from place to place, Lidia decided that we needed to work on a project. So we decided to make a cake for Christmas. It will have a house on it with graham crackers for the roof. It will have white icing, which will be the snow. There will be trees made from graduated sizes of marshmallows, dipped in green food coloring. There will be gummy bears beneath the trees and presents made from candy. A piece of blue fondant for a creek and candy canes for light poles with wreaths hanging from them made from Twizzlers. We haven't decided yet what to use to make the people, but pretzels may be used. LOL! You've got to respect an 11-year-old's imagination.

And then, when we arrived home......her Papi and Sawyer were building a tree house in a patch of trees they named Sherwood Forest. When they ran out of wood, Lidia made sure they made a trip to Lowe's to get the needed material to finish.

 A girl's day out with Lidia......priceless! And of course, we couldn't end the day without taking a few pictures and picking up a few leaves.

 

 



16 comments:

  1. I love this post...
    Lidia is a doll....so grown up!
    I hope I can be as close to Miss V when she gets bigger...
    She is here for a sleepover...hope she sleeps in tomorrow morning!
    Enjoy your Sunday...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Linda, you and Miss V will be the best of friends! Sleepovers are so much fun....Lidia and Sawyer have made sleeping quarters in the family room out of a couple of huge Pottery Barn boxes. They are sound asleep in them. I wonder, if they will last all night. Lol!

      Hope you get to sleep in and hope you have a great Sunday, also.

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  2. Laurie- What a joy to the heart and she is as cute as a button. Don't you love it when they jus spill over with excitement over a project they have planned. I can't wait to see your cake.
    Enjoy every moment with that 11 year old. She is growing up fast. xo Diana

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    1. I sure do, Diana! I can't wait to see how the cake turns out. Yes, she is growing up way to fast and I can't believe some of the deep conversations we have. She is a sweetie!

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    1. Thanks, Darlene! It was a super nice day!

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  4. What a glorious day! How was the pie?

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    1. Oh gosh, Cammie...it was so good! You would love it. I have no clue how they made it. It was fluffy, yet meaty. I imagine there were ground up cashews in it. Cashews were sprinkled over the top with a drizzle of chocolate and caramel. I'm in search of a recipe.

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  5. What a lovely post about a lovely day. Must admit I felt a little tug in my heart that I'll never experience having a grandchild. But no need to wallow; I have a wonderful, busy, fulfilling life and all is good!

    From the picture of 11 year old Lidia, I can tell she's going to grow into a real stunner. That dark, dark hair is gorgeous! And from all accounts, she's is beautiful inside, too.

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    1. Thank you, Mama Pea! Lidia really is just as beautiful on the inside. I'm sad that you won't have grandchildren, too. You have so much to teach and share. Any child would be lucky to call you grandma.

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  6. One day I will have grandchildren to spend the day with!

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    1. I know you will, Carol! And what talents you have to share with them, when that day comes.

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful outing for the two of you!

    Jim Fowler, Greenville, SC

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    1. Thank you, Jim! It really was a special day.

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  8. Loved this post. brings back memories of a mother /daughter overnight trip I took when my Katy was ten. Lidia is a doll!

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    1. Thanks, Janey! It's all about the memories. Cliff and I try to make as many as possible with Lidia and Sawyer.

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