Tuesday, November 17, 2009


BEAUTY...
...is more than skin deep!



Grandma J isn't exaggerating or being the least bit biased when she tells you that Beauty is beautiful beyond what the eye could ever imagine on the inside.  Her outer beauty is a mere shadow of her brilliant soul.




Grandma J and Beauty go waaaaayyy back as bosom buddies.  When Andrew was diagnosed with leukemia, Beauty was limited to just a handful of people she could be around...limiting contact with infections brought into the home.   And yes, Grandma J was at the top of that list.



Beauty looks forward to the Fairfield Inn sleepover every year. And just like Little One, she likes some chocolate with her Wheaties. 

 
No one, except Grandma J, was more excited about Grandparent's day  than Beauty.  You see, last year she was in kindergarten at Stoneybrooke Christian School, and the one question she had for her teacher at her "meet and greet" was, when is Grandparents Day?

 She had patiently watched her brother go on and on every year about this huge event, and she was finally going to experience it first hand.  But the school didn't schedule Grandparents Day at the usual time, and they did it with short notice, so Grandma J couldn't attend.



This year Grandma J attended....with bells on!  Beauty told her it was the happiest day of her life!!  She also told Grandma J that last year when all the other grandparents came to school she cried.  Please pass me another tissue.



 But this year was special for Grandma J too....because she got to meet Beauty's teacher.  Did Grandma J forget to tell you that Beauty is the bestest speller in the whole first grade?



 ... and see some of her friends again.





friends that Beauty has been going to school with since the age of three at pre-school.
 Then we went shopping for some accessories....and shoes....and stuff all about Selena Gomez and the Jonas Brothers. Can you say O.M.G.?



 We visited an old stomping ground.  Beauty and Grandma shared a cup of sweetness like they had done so many times over the years. Just like BFFs!!




 Beauty ordered her happy face pancake for dinner....



 The older, much more mature Beauty chose the one with fruit and yogurt instead of the one with chocolate chips!






 Grandma J visited Stoneybrooke Christian School for their talent show to watch Beauty and her BFFs sing a Selena Gomez song.




...and shake their booties.



 The morning Grandma J left to go back to Texas, Beauty got all decked out to say farewell after breakfast at McD's.  I miss her!









17 comments:

big hair envy said...

Who WOULDN'T be thrilled to show YOU off on Grandparent's Day??? Especially if there were going to be pancakes, new clothes AND new shoes later!!! ;)

She is aptly named...Beauty.

Linda said...

I wish I was close enough to my grandchildren to be part of their daily lives! :(

I'm glad you got to go to Grandparents' Day!

Linda said...

I wish I was close enough to my grandchildren to be part of their daily lives! :(

I'm glad you got to go to Grandparents' Day!

Mental P Mama said...

Beauty is an understatement. She is gorgeous! And lucky;)

Daryl said...

I need you to come take me to IHOP and Grandparents day ... okay.. could you adopt me?

She is gorgeous .. poo poo poo (the poo'ing is to keep the evil eye away or so my late mother always said/did)

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a wonderful little girl!! I love that you two have such a great bond together...Grandma's are so important to little kids and Beauty has a fabulous one!!

Annie said...

What a beautiful grandchild you have...you are lucky..and so is she!

I recently went to Grandparents Day also, and had to madly divide myself in 3 for each of the kids there...one in kindy and two older...what fun!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

(pass the kleenex. she's perfectly adorable.)

That settles it. Beauty MUST come to the next Blog Fest. She'll fit right in.

What wonderful memories you and she are creating.

Life with Kaishon said...

I cried when you wrote that she cried last year. And I just LOVED the picture of you and Beauty! You two are GORGEOUS! I am glad you have each other. You are a very wonderful Grandparent. And a very wonderful person.

loxandlo said...

She is a beauty and she still looks like you.

HalfAsstic.com said...

What a little doll! She truly is a beauty and she obviously loves you beyond measure as you do her!

heartshapedhedges said...

Perfect post about my perfect daughter. She is always kind, considerate, never insists on having her way (of course having 2 strong willed sibs might have something to do with that...) She is just the sweetest and most loving girl I have ever met. We are lucky to have her in our family.

Deb said...

She is a natural beauty! I love the great Grama memories you gave her! Very sweet!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I hope you saved a few tissues for me! She is a beauty for sure....just like her grandma!
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Ms. Latina said...

Ahhh she is adorable and so very blessed to have a Grandma J in her life =)

Ms. Latina said...

Me again! Just wanted to say I love your Shark Break widget, played with it more then I should have LOL

Pat Jenkins said...

all that needs to be said is that is one great post grandma j!!!!