Yesterday was the day that our Grand Girl wore this shirt.
It's hard to believe because I can still remember holding her and walking around with her on this night . . . when she was attending her first Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary Party!
Even then, she loved PINK!!
And I'm certain it wasn't that long ago that my husband and I took photos of her (unbeknownst to her mama and daddy) for a surprise Christmas gift. . . a calendar.
We used a wrinkly sheet as the backdrop, then I surrounded her by items for her to "play" with that represented each month of the year and then my hubby took lots and lots of pictures!!
As I look back on the pictures, I see that they are not at all professional looking, but they certainly are a treasure.
March. . .
December. . .
And in NO TIME. . .she was toddling around in her little PINK Crocs and showing all sorts of "independence".
I can close my eyes and vividly recall this day when our families went to a local park area to take "fall family pictures" and how much fun she had playing in the leaves. . . and how she hated the swarms of bugs that looked like lady bugs, but weren't, and how they were landing on all of us and we were going crazy brushing them off. :)
And it doesn't seem that long ago that she was CRAZY about all things "Abby Cadabby" (from Sesame Street) . . .and how her mom created that look for her halloween costume and how stinkin' adorable she was in it!
And I'm certain it was just the other day that my husband and I took her to the Wizard of Oz exhibit at our local Crown Center and how I worried that she would be tramatized from the witches . . .
and scarecrows. . .
and lions . . .
and, instead, how she LOVED it all. . . which eventually led to a Wizard of Oz themed birthday party and, now, decor for her adorable bedroom!
And I'm sure this Easter egg hunt was just a few months ago. . and not years ago.
And I'm positive this bubble blowing session was just last week. . .cuz it sure seems like it to me!
Honestly, it couldn't have been that long ago that she enjoyed this particular July 4th parade in the little chair with her Tootsie Pop!
Wow. . . she was the perfect little Christmas Angel in this little pre-school program. . .that had to have been last Christmas. . wasn't it?
And I'm positive it was just the other day that she helped water my plants!!
But all too soon. . .that sweet little red headed baby Grand Girl was marching up the sidewalk, with her mom and dad and little brothers following her.
And she took her place in line. . .
then, with the help of her mom, she looked for her seat and started her very first day of Kindergarten!
And I still can't believe it. Where did all of that time go?
Well, it went into the growth and development of a smart and sweet and loving child who is now ready to take on the world. . . one grade at a time!
I just hope she slows down a little. . . so we can all hold on to her a bit longer.
Her darling outfit was created by a friend of my DIL's.
The special top. . .
darling matching headband. . .
Here is a Facebook Link to their business. Be sure you scroll through the posts so you can see some of their amazing designs!! I have to say, this outfit is so cute in real life and is exquisitly constructed!!
M.E. LOU CUSTOMS
OK. . so THE STONE RABBIT has been feeling like me about how the years have flown by since we first welcomed The Grand Girl into this world. He says one of the things he's loved the most has been seeing how much she loves books and loves being read to. I have to credit her mom and dad for making sure books are a huge part of the lives of her and her brothers. . . and that watching TV is not.
We just had to share a small selection of books we have at our house to read to the kiddos. The ones in the front of this picture belonged to her daddy and aunt . . and were read many, many times to them when they were little. :)
Thank you for letting me walk down memory lane. I'm so lucky we live near my son and his wonderful family because we've had the great fortune of being around them during so many wonderful days in their lives.
I'm also lucky to be a part of the Pink Saturday Group!! For four years I've been sharing PINKS. Thank you to our hostess, Beverly, for making this all possible!
Please visit her blog, HOW SWEET THE SOUND, for your weekly fix of PINK!!