Monday, May 14, 2012

Grandma's Day

Photo by Jill (smile courtesy of Grandma)

When a child is born, so are grandmothers. 
 ~Judith Levy

Both my girls: Kinley and Jill

This was my first Mother's Day since I've added "Grandma" to my job description. And, appropriately, I got to spend a little time with the Little Miss who someday will call me Grandma (or whatever she decides to call me.)

Randy and I got to pick up Kinley from daycare on Friday, and we spent the evening observing her new "tricks" ...

and being rewarded with smiles and baby chatter.
After just seeing Grandma and Grandpa on Skype for several weeks, it must have been exhausting to entertain them in person. Performing for a live audience can tire a girl out.

On Saturday, we joined the extended family at K-State's graduation, where our niece, Abby, and her fiance, Derek, added their names to a long list of KSU alums in our family.

So did Eric's brother, Drew, but I was too busy playing with babies to get a photo of him, I guess.

Kinley and her cousin, Hannah, got to spend some time getting to know each other at Drew's party.
At Abby's party, Kinley and Neelly had a heart-to-heart talk, too. That Kinley is quite a talker, it seems. Wonder where she got that trait?

Neelly and Great-Grandma Moore and Kinley with my sister-in-law Suzanne
Kinley isn't quite ready for a birds'-eye view of graduation like Braden and Neelly. Maybe at the next K-State graduation.
My nephew Blake & his son Braden and my nephew-in-law Russ & his daughter Neelly
But she definitely had the right dress on - whether she was a high-flyer on Saturday or not!

What a great Mother's Day weekend!


  1. Thanks for sharing such special memories. Your granddaughter is precious!

  2. Thanks so much! We think so!

  3. I agree with Abby. Great pictures!

    1. Thanks! I think Jill's is best, but I was working hard for that grin.

  4. Oh, how fun! Kinley is really growing. I am sure it's neat to watch how much she changes each time you see her.

    Glad you had a great Mother's Day, Kim.

    1. It's amazing how much she changes between our visits.

  5. I love those baby pictures! What a sweetie little Kinley is!