Monday, July 9, 2018

Grandma and Me: Fourth Of July Outfits

 Ok, prepare for cuteness overload because I have the cutest pictures to share with you today.  I just returned home from spending five wonderful days with my granddaughter and children.  Oh my, what fun we had!  We celebrated her 1st birthday, went hiking in a state park, went swimming at the pool and played in a splash pad park, and of course we celebrated Independence Day with a parade and fireworks!  I will share more details and pictures of our summer break on Sunday's Lifestyle Post.  For today,  I just wanted to share the patriotic outfits Alethea and I wore.  I usually do a "Grandma & Me" post the first Monday of every month, but since it was a holiday week, I'm posting one week later.


Alethea took her first steps at 11 months of age, now she is fully walking.  She also says three words: "Mama", "Poppa", and "Hi".  I think "Hi" is her favorite word.  She says it constantly, to every one she meets.  If you walk out of the room and re-enter, she says "Hi!"  again.  She even said "Hi" to the fireworks...haha!  She is just so stinking adorable!


Alethea and I wore traditional patriotic colors with a star theme.  A neighbor of my daughter's was so sweet to buy this dress for her.  Isn't that just amazing?  How many neighbors do you know would just see a cute dress like this, buy it, and give it to someone?  How sweet and thoughtful.

My star t-shirt and red linen shorts are both from JCPenney.


This Radio Flyer wagon was one of Alethea's birthday gifts from my husband and I.  I could not believe how much she loved this wagon.  She played with it constantly the entire time we stayed at their house.  It's a combination walker/wagon that is the perfect size and weight for her tiny frame.  She loves pulling it all over the house and putting items in it.  Anytime we were missing something we knew where to find it:  inside Alethea's wagon.  haha!


My daughter and I also discovered the trick to photographing Alethea.  She is so active, that in the past many of the photographs of her turned out blurry:  especially her hands or feet.  But we found that if we set the camera setting to "Sport"  and just allow Alethea to do her thing while we click away, we not only get a lot of natural photographs, but they come out crystal clear as well.


I bought a patriotic pinwheel for Alethea only to discover her neighbor gave her one already.  That neighbor, she's always one step ahead of me!  But it ended up working out well because then Alethea and I both had pinwheels to hold for photo props.





Don't you just love her strawberry blonde curly hair?  I'm always torn between calling her "my little cherub" or "my little Shirley Temple".  And those cheeks!  Oh, I just can't stop kissing them when I'm with her!  I love her so much.





And finally, I have to share this  photo that I took of her when she was sitting in her stroller.  Just look at those gorgeous blue eyes!  Every where we took her people commented on her beautiful blue eyes and what a beautiful baby she was. Do I sound like a gushing grandmother yet?  I make no apologies!  haha!  I just love her to pieces!  I did warn you that this post would be cuteness overload!


Have a Great Day!  Amy

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36 comments:

  1. Oh Amy, this warms my heart! I love it so much. You and baby girl are the CUTEST G-Ma Duo ever!!! All-American cuties!!

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  2. Amy, you just beam when you are with her!

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    1. You noticed, eh? haha! I have noticed myself that my smile is so much bigger and brighter in photographs when I'm with her! I love her so much!

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  3. These pics just make my day better. You g-baby is so adorable, sweet and friendly - no wonder you love spending time with her, xox

    Patti
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    1. Awww, I'm so glad you enjoyed them. She is everything to me!

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  4. Such beautiful smiles! And this is such a fun age, why do they only stay this little for such a short time!! So happy you got to spend 5 days with your family!
    Alethea should bring her wagon on the next visit to your house, I think she'd love to put Jackson into it and pull him along :)
    Beautiful photos!!

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    1. Thank you! It is a fun age. I wish they'd stay this age longer. Just like kittens and puppies...they grow up too fast. I think it's a great idea for Alethea to bring the wagon to my house. She'd have a lot more space to walk around with it.

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  5. And you should gush, Amy!! This time of their life should be full of love and attention.
    It warms my heart to read this post!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
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  6. The little wagon kills me! These are hands down my favorite patriotic pics. You both look so cute. What a fun 5 days you had!

    Shauna

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    1. Awww, thanks Shauna! She sure loves her wagon. Best Birthday gift ever!

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  7. OMG, Amy, you both look so adorable
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  8. What a couple of dolls! You can really see the family ressemblance between your granddaughter and yourself.

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    1. Thanks Helen. I don't see any resemblance, but I've heard from others that we do resemble each other. I think she looks more like her father's side of the family.

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  9. So adorable, belongs on the front cover of a magazine!💕

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    1. Aww, what a great compliment! Thanks so much!

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  10. These are adorable pictures. I love her dress so cute. Nothing like grandchildren.

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    1. Thanks so much! I so agree about grandchildren.

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  11. She is so adorable with the curly hair and blue eyes ♥ Cute little dress too! I know you enjoyed every minute with her

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    1. Thanks Dee! I did treasure every minute with her and I can't wait to see her again.

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  12. She is just the cutest!! She has that wonderful combination of curly hair, sparkly eyes and dimples! You look adorable together. Thanks for sharing xx

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes, Alethea is the perfect combination of cuteness!

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  13. You two are the cutest! Cuteness overload indeed.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  14. Oh my goodness, how adorable are you two?! Love these matching patriotic outfits!

    xx, Elise
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  15. What a fun time together and you both look lovely in your matching Red, White & Blue. Grandchildren are so special and your little one looks like she was having so much fun. She has such beautiful eyes. Enjoy your week and thanks for sharing at #MLSTL.

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    1. Thanks Sue. Yes, grandchildren are so special.

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  16. Loved your matching patriotic outfits - I don't think I'll ever be matching with my granddaughter so I'll have to live that aspect of grandparenting through your pictures instead :) Gorgeous pics and you must love spending the time with her.
    Thanks for linking up with us at #MLSTL - I've shared this on my SM x

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    1. Haha! Thanks Leanne. Yes, I loved spending every minute with her.

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  17. Absolutely precious!! Both of you!! We love our kids, but isn't it funny the different love we feel for our grandkids? Gush all you want!!! That's how we roll!

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    1. Thanks Dianna! Yes, it is a different love.

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