Monday, June 1, 2009

Weekend Update


My wife and I had the grandkids this weekend, which was just what I needed after the tragic events in my last post. Because my granddaughter is still in the infant stage, we just kept her all day Saturday and returned her to the comforts of her parents, home, and something she sleeps in called a pack 'n' play (we just can't beat those accommodations). However, we let the little man spend the night and we had a great time with him the next day at a place here in Philly that I just recently learned about from my wife, who also just learned about it from our daughter. It is said that you can learn something new everyday and it really holds true here.

On Sunday, we took our grandson to a place called the Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse in Fairmont Park and, much to my surprise, it has been there since the late 1800's. Now, anyone who knows me can tell you that I'm "a man about town" here in Philly and always have been. I thought that there was nothing anyone could tell me about this city where I was born and raised but, in this case, I stand corrected. Our trip there actually left me wondering why no one ever told me about the place or took me there when I was a child... not even a school trip! Our grandson had a really great time and are you ready for the best part of all? Admission was absolutely F-R-E-E (and always has been) but, donations are encouraged and accepted. That's right... we had a wonderful day out of the house and didn't spend a dime (except for the donation, of course) !

We enjoyed the time that we spent with each of the "grands" but, look foward to the day when our granddaughter is a little bigger and can participate in these escapades too. Here are some photos that we took over the weekend and you can click on them for a larger view. We hope that you had a great weekend too!


Chillin' @ home on Saturday...


Playground & playhouse on Sunday...









25 comments:

Jillian said...

aaaawwwwwwww LOVE THE PICS!!!

happy you had a great weekend with the grands!!! :)

when your grand daughter gets a little older WHEW you'll have your hands full!! hahaha

have a great week Keithmeister!!

Toni said...

Nice Pics,Glad you went and had a nice weekend Keith!

Angie B. said...

Your Grandson is soooo adorable!

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Cheryl said...

Awwwww, your grands are so cute!!

Brenda said...

Cab't believe you are someone's Grandfather!Wow!

Sunflower said...

After Friday's Post,you needed a weekend like this to lift your spirits.

Lisa said...

This was sooo nice Keith,Love the photos of your grandkids!

Halo said...

Kids always remind us of what's really important.

Vanessa said...

AAAAAAwwwwwwwwwll,That's sweet!

Tate2 said...

Kids always Lift my spirits!

Swaggie said...

It's cool hangin out with kids..They take your mind off of your troubles a lot of times.

Jazzy said...

Glad you had a nice weekend fam!

James Perkins said...

It was nice to see a "Weekend Update" post. Hadn't seen one in awhile.

Simon Bastion said...

Children are so pure,so innocent,One can't help but feel their collective joy!

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Glad you had a nice weekend Fam and glad you're still blogging too!

Sean said...

Nice Cool Beginning of summer post Fam!

Captain Jack said...

Your grandkids are sooo cute.

SLC said...

What a difference a day makes. Especially one with children. This is better than "smirfy".

Glad you donated also.

SLC

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

Awww...beautiful pics. You have beautiful grandkids!

Erin Michell said...

Looks like everyone had a lot of fun!!!! They are adorable :-)

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Awww, look at GDaddy Keith...love the pics!!!!!

Angel said...

Lovley photos, they brightened my day.

I hope I am blessed with Children and Grandchildren.

You look like you had a good weekend.

Arlene said...

Boy, I hadn't even thought about Smith Playground for years. Keith, when we were growing up Smith playground was for the "poor" kids in North Philly who couldn't afford to go to Willow Grove Park (remember that amusement park? a tiny Six Flags?) The park had a wooden giant sliding board that splintered as it aged. Many kids were injured so the park fell out of favor. About 15 years ago the park was refurbished and a friend had a birthday party for her daughter there. Hidden in the park this place is terrific. Maybe we can schedule a picnic for the kids there this summer??

Regina said...

I'm tired just looking at these pictures!!!




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