Friday, June 7, 2013


When your only grandchild comes to stay for two whole weeks at her Nana's house you've got to get creative to keep things interesting...  If not the long summer days can go bust in a big fat hurry!  So~what did I do to keep one amazing ten year old from getting totally bored day-in and day-out?
Well...after days of doing the usual...swimming, shopping (lots of shopping!), reading, movie watching, taking walks, working on my booth (yes...she helped me) we had to find something different and out of the norm to do...  And so....
We played DRESS-UP!!!  Or at least my Miss K did!
Together ( was more MY idea than HER idea) we decided to pull the clothes off one of my display mannequins and with the trusty aid of a few safety pins my favorite little girl in the whole wide world was dressed to the nines.  We curled up her hair and added just a wee bit of lip-gloss and mascara to her already beautiful face...grabbed an old hat and shoes for some props and away we went to the backyard for some picture-taking-fun!
I can't even begin to tell you how much fun I had and what a trooper my Miss K was during the entire process of photographing her.  Even when it started to get a tiny bit warm outside (imagine all the clothes) she didn't complain one little bit....
I always wanted to do something like this when my daughter, Adrienne, was little.  But...back then we didn't have digital Photo Shop, no Paint Shop Pro, and certainly no way to manipulate photographs via the computer like you can today!

Adrienne grew up and I never did get those dress-up pictures taken...  I'd give almost anything if had some photos taken with my old 110 camera or 35mm... the the time Miss K and I were finished with all the pictures (only took about 10-15 minutes) we came in and snacked on peanut butter and raspberry jam sandwiches and sipped on sweet tea.  A fabulously FUN MEMORY TO MAKE and a day I will never forget.
I told my girl how special she was to me and promised her that one day...hopefully a long, long time from now...the pictures would mean a lot to her as well.  I told her I knew it was hard to picture herself as an older lady, but that one day she would be and she would have grandchildren of her own.  I hope she will look back on this afternoon and the memories we made and will remember it as a special time in her life.

In November Miss K will turn eleven.  Not many more chances to snap photos like this.  Before long she'll be a teenager and moments like this will have passed us by.  So happy we were able to carve some time out of our busy lives to create something lasting...and forever.

Make your day count!

Love to you...


Unknown said...

Beautiful...and sweet!

Simple Pleasures

Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures!!! But with a beautiful young lady in a beautiful dress how can you miss! You two just have the most wonderful times together! You are both so blessed to have each other in your lives. More memories in the making!

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

A beautiful post, a beautiful granddaughter. It looks like she's on her way to appreciating all things vintage, just like grandma. Have a great weekend! Sue

Debby said...

Oh, my, Becky!! Miss K is an angel!! No words to add.... ^_^ Hugs,Debby

NanaDiana said...

Rebecca-That just puts a lump in my throat...thinking about how soon this time in your life with her will pass. I hope you get some more grandbabies to love on in time. You are a wonderful influence in her life-what a blessing. She is just beautiful! xo Diana

Julie Marie said...

Oooh dear Rebecca... Miss K is just the most lovely sweet young lady!... her photos are so beautiful, as is she inside and out... you did such a fabulous job taking them, but you also had the perfect model... she is just priceless, and you know how much I love her too!... hard to choose my favorite one, but I love the ones where she is looking up, as if to the Heavens above... please give her a hug and a kiss from me... xoxo Julie Marie

Stephanie said...

Absolutely precious! The photos are beautiful and your granddaughter is just lovely. Enjoy your time with her - you're right, it will go fast.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Desires of the Heart said...

Beautiful pictures of your Miss K. She looks adorable and I agree, even though she may not have understood it all, someday the pictures will be something she will cherish forever. Too bad, her grandmother was not in one of the shots with her!! I understand about cherishing the moments....they go so quickly! I have a "Missy K" in my life too. It has been my nickname for her since she was born, not sure she likes it, but oh well. She is now 15 and not as interested in time with grandma as she used to be, but we do have times together because she wants to learn to sew. We made a Star Wars costume for her to go to a convention. She looked beautiful and we have that time to remember. God is good to us. Thanks for you booth, wish I could visit quickly from NE Kansas. Blessings, Linda

Victorian1885 said...

Miss K is so pretty Rebecca! You must be one proud Grama. Enjoy your special time with her, great job!


Jeannie B. said...

What a beautiful model she is! Lucy Grandmother to have two full weeks.

Deanna said...

Oh soooo pretty!
Frozen in time.
Some pics to cherish as times flies by.

Rebecca, the pics are beautiful of your gorgeous Granddaughter.


Anonymous said...

I got a lump in my throat also.

What a great idea and she looks

stunning. Your photgraphy of her

is so professional. You better

go into business for Vintage

photos of daughters and


Oh how delightful

You shared for us all.

Many more good times still to come for you both. I am sure this is just the beginning.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,
What a LOVE POETRY in PHOTOGRAPHY... Indeed you did kind of zoom into her future for creating precious memories of you with her! She WILL no doubt treasure these. By the way, hard to believe she will almost be eleven... she is so innocently beautiful.
Hugs to ALL of you,

Maggie said...

She is a cutie! How fun playing dress-up in all of your lacy finery!

Marilyn said...

My first thought was "Somewhere in Time". Oh, my friend, you are blessed to be a grandma!! These pictures just scream summer of long ago. I just cannot imagine Buster getting dressed up for me. His four short legs would tear holes in whatever I'd put on him! And his tail would most likely whap me in the face for thinking about putting him in clothes. I used to do it to my kitties all the time with my Tiny Tears doll clothes. And they never fussed (much, anyway)!

Miss K is also blessed to have YOU. Enjoy this coming weekend.♥♫

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh my how she has grown! Such precious photos you'll treasure. She's beautiful

ShabbyESP said...

Adorable!!!! What a great memory for you and for her!!!

Suzann ~xoxo~

Anneke said...

what a lovely photo,s and with a very adorable and pretty girl.
lovely to have your granddaughter for a week.
have a nice sunday and regards from Ann.

Ginger said...

What a beautiful day of memories you have made for you and Miss K. I love pictures like that and what fun you must have enjoyed doing that together. There is nothing more special than the memories I have of my own Grandmothers and I know she will hold these memories in her mind and heart forever. Why am I not surprised you would do that for her. Love you!!

Lisa said...

Great idea! And what gorgeous photos of your darling granddaughter!

Theresa said...

Those pictures need to be published SOMEWHERE:) SO beautiful! Have a blessed week, HUGS!

A Southern Rose said...

I was thinking the same thing that Marilyn above was thinking. "Somewhere In Time". One of my all time favorite movies. Miss K is so beautiful. One day she will look back on this special time with her grandma with a smile in her heart.

Lee Laurie

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh Rebecca, what beautiful memories you are creating with Miss K! I agree, she will probably appreciate them more when she is older. Just gorgeous, and the perfect little model.

Love to you,
Debbie xxoo

Jen said...

Gorgeous pictures of your sweet girl! What a great idea.


Anonymous said...

These are some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. Simply enchanting and dreamy!

My youngest daughter is now 11-time flies so fast!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful young lady. These pictures are a treasure. My heart is just pumping, grandson Cael was just 10 in March and the 2 of us have a very special relationship. Being the oldest is tough,and he shares a lot with me. Children are so special. We are so fortunate.

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