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I arrived in Dallas a week ago tomorrow and promptly fell in love all over again. Maggie is amazing. She’s now four and a half months and weighs about 14 pounds. Those big blue eyes sparkle when she smiles and she smiles a lot. She has even laughed for me – when I bark. I have perfected barking like a puppy and she thinks it’s funny. Of course, she doesn’t exactly know who I am yet…but she knows I’m someone special.

We’ve had a great, busy week. Some fun shopping days, lots of good visiting time, and some touring (although I honestly told my son and daughter-in-love that the Eiffel Tower could be down the block and I really wouldn’t care. I’m doing exactly what I want to do – spending time with Maggie).

Today was an incredible 77 degrees and we spent a fun day at the Dallas Arboretum.  Beautiful!  Reminded me a lot of the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, B.C.  Definitely a must see when you visit Dallas!

The slideshow below includes some of the photos I’ve taken of Maggie this week and also some pics from the Arboretum today.  My son took several of Maggie and me together, but they are on his camera for the moment.  Several of the photos of Maggie remind me so much of her Dad when he was this age.

Tonight, I’m “babysitting” my precious granddaughter while her parents enjoy a date night out.  This is the first time they’ve been away from her since she was born.  They are wonderful parents and I am so proud of them!  I loved all the instructions and reminders and definitely took them to heart.  Although, I did remind them that I do have a “little experience”…just to set their mind at ease.  😉

 

6 Responses to Ten days in Dallas…

  • Farmlady says:

    How cute you are about this grandchild. I’m so glad that you are able to spend some time with her and her parents. Have fun and absorb as much baby love as possible.
    p.s. I don’t see a slide show.

  • acornhollow says:

    your maggie is beautiul and such a beautiful flamily. So nice to see someone in short sleeves and enjoying it.
    I love the large frog.
    Cathy

  • Christine says:

    It sounds like the ideal visit. (But I don’t see a slide show either? However your words have painted a lovely picture for me.) Enjoy beautiful Maggie!

  • Dianne says:

    Thank you, everyone! I’ve having a wonderful time and am trying not to think about when the time comes to leave her! Finally got the slideshow posted.

  • tanna says:

    Oh, Maggie is so precious!! I am so glad you are getting to spend this time with her. The Arboretum is pretty wonderful any season at all; it is definitely one that should be on the “must do” list. Enjoy your last days (I know about the going home time) Just enjoy each moment!! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

  • Jennie says:

    What a pretty little lass she is – GREAT big blue eyes! It looked nice at the Arboretum too – are the fish Coy Carp? Look a bit like the ones I’ve seen.

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