Hooray for the Red, White & Blue

Hooray for the Red, White & Blue

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Smartest, Cutest, Bestest

Every grandparent thinks their grandchild is the smartest, cutest, bestest of the bestest in all God's creation. I am no exception. Since Grandbaby No. 2 has not yet decided to grace us with her presence, I can still think that about Kinley.

As I told my friends, I needed a "Kinley fix" this past weekend. I decided I didn't want to wait until Baby Sister arrived.

Kinley demonstrated her smarts by reading "Go, Dog, Go!" from cover to cover. I should have videoed her at the beginning of the book when there are fewer words. But it's still pretty darn cute. She lined up her owl, dolly and dog, and we all listened to that classic children's book, Kinley style.

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It didn't really surprise me that she was able to "read" the book since she is well on the way to knowing all her letters. And I'm not even exaggerating, as Grandmas are prone to do. She can tell you all but about 3 letters of the 26.
Maybe that's why she goes downstairs to Daddy's make-shift office and studies corporate finance in her spare time. Everyone needs a study partner when you're studying for your MBA.
 I think maybe she's starting to write her own book - via crayon.
But, when she got writer's block, she decided to help Mommy sweep the basement. 

Then she helped Mommy make homemade sandwich pockets. (You have to hold your mouth just right to roll dough.)
The budding musician even had time to play Grandma a drum solo.
She practiced her Big Sister skills by giving her dolly a ride in the baby swing. (Her vigorous pushing of the swing may require some supervision when Baby Sister arrives.)
She did a few pull-ups with some assistance from her spotter.

After working so hard, she had time to play with a few toys while Daddy and Grandpa built a storage shelf in the basement.
A girl can't work all the time, can she?
We even had time for a Facebook profile photo update. (Why do I always choose the days to do this when it is the windiest outside? I guess it gives me an excuse for why my hair isn't so great!)
Grandpa also got his portrait taken by the budding photographer. "I do it! I do it!" she says.
I'm telling you: She's the smartest, cutest and bestest!

12 comments:

  1. Exactly how I feel about my granddaughters! And it's okay, it's part of our "Grandma" contract. She's a lucky little gal!

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    1. And I am a blessed Grandma and Mom! Thanks for taking time to comment!

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  2. A grandma can never get enough of those "babies". I've been lucky to have all 4 of ours for extended one-on-one time this summer. The 15-year-old's time was certainly different from the 2-year-old's, but we had a blast. I know you are getting anxious to hold that new little girl. We are in the same stork-watch mode and can hardly wait.

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    1. Your Mom mentioned that your countdown has begun, too! Please keep me posted. I got to hold a tiny baby yesterday, so I'm anxious to meet our new little granddaughter (and finally learn her name)!

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  3. What a beautiful little doll baby! But I don't need to tell you that! :)
    Cheri

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    1. Thanks, Cheri! It's nice to hear it from an unbiased source. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Mrs. E! I hope you have your A/C and technology back at school!

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  5. Fun post, Kim! Kinley is a pretty little girl.

    Mom laughs when she thinks of her mother and me. Grandma had type 1 diabetes, she was diagnosed as a teenager. Mom found it humorous that she sent me baskets of candy for all the holidays. In addition, I couldn't eat a piece of it as I was a baby. Grandma passed away when I was 14 months old. I was her pride, joy and the only Grand that she got to see.

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    1. That's what Grandmas are for, I think! With my dietitian daughter, I think I'll stick with sending books, toys and clothes, though. :-)

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  6. What a treasure she is! I'm so glad you had such a special time with her before little sister arrives. :)

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    1. I am, too, Dana! Hope all goes well with your move. Blessings to you and yours as you begin a new adventure.

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