Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wednesdays With My Mom

Last week, I told of how my mom & dad purchased a new camera while they were engaged and spent many a happy hour experimenting with all the settings. Well, this particular day they went down to the beach (in California) and took turns photographing each other. Looks like Mom is wearing a swimsuit cover-up. She always had on the cutest shoes! Guess that's where my daughters and I got our shoe addiction from. Sorry Mom...but it had to come from somewhere!!
My daddy passed away in 2001 and we all miss him so much. He was an angel daddy.
Okay, our first stop today was at the Dr.'s office, then over to the Lab to get some blood work done. I kept trying to reassure my mom and tell her everything would be alright. (Talk about role reversal). So when the time came, the most adorable Eastern-Indian man called my mom back and was the one to draw her blood. I can't tell you how cute he was to my mom. So I held her hand and told her, "Whatever you do Mom, don't look while he does it. Look away...just look away." I felt my hand start to get clammy and I was so worried for her. It was like being a young mommy all over again. But it was over in no time and she was SO BRAVE! Afterwards my mom said to the fellow, "I can just tell that you're a good soul." He smiled shyly and that's when I asked him if I could take his photo with my mom. He was so adorable about it and willingly obliged. : )
Next stop...the hair salon. Her last dye job didn't last as long as we'd hoped which I know she was so disappointed about. So we went in and took care of that this afternoon. Next stop...my daughter's house where Princess C and G live. They begged Nana (that's me) to read The Cat in the Hat. No problem...your wish is my command. : )
G.G. (for Great Grandmother) sat on Princess C's bed and listened to story time too. Notice the great hair color? : )
Next, each Princess wanted to perform a little song for G.G. Yea for Princess G!
Next came Princess C. Looks like everyone was pleased with her performance too! And don't forget to notice their mommy...My beautiful Princess, Emily.

25 comments:

mollyandmarshal said...

Your family is too cute! I love your Wednesdays with your mom, that is so special. And I love seeing the beautiful old photos. So special!

Shannon said...

I love those old pics. Looks like you had a good day (after the Dr. of course.) :)

Carrie said...

How cute is your mom! Love the pictures at the beach.

Great family time!

Cindy said...

You are amazing! I can't believe that you were up at 2 am blogging all this. You are an angel to Mom! I loved seeing the grandkids and I'm glad Mom got to spend time with all of you beautiful girls.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

You are so blessed to have such great photos of your parents when they were younger. They were so smart to buy a camera while they were engaged! My parents had a camera too and I love the photos of my mom laying on the beach (In a bikini no less) with a hut behind her that read "surf shop" It's the coolest photo and was also taken in California where I was born.
Your daughter and granddaughters are beautiful and so cute~ What a blessing to have everyone together.
~♥

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

P.S. And most important: I do hope all your mom's test come out fine~I am going to put her on my prayer list and start praying for her. ~♥

michelle said...

Oh, I just had the most fun looking through your blog! I am so glad you visited me so I could find it! Thanks for the compliments on Marie Antoinette, it always means more when a fellow seamstress tells you something like that because they appreciate what is involved!

Cameo said...

Gorgeous pictures! I love the way people used to dress. They were always so prim and put together. I love all the shoes women used to wear. In every picture of my grandma, she has dark red (well really dark colored in the pic)polish. I just think people took a lot more pride in their appearance. I could look at old photos all day!

Sandy Toes said...

Love the pictures! What a beautiful post!
-Sandy Toes

Lauren Bluth said...

That was so fun scrolling through your beautiful pictures! Your adorable grand-princesses looks just like their mother, don't they? I love your decorating and sewing ideas! Your blog looks like a magazine.

Cami said...

Yay! Wednesdays With Grandmother is the best! Those old pics of her and Grand Daddy are soooo cool! And her hair looks great. I absolutely ADORE those pics of her and Emily sitting on the bed together, so precious! Love you. :)

TMI said...

Aren't mom's the best? Your mom is so cute!

Ruthann said...

I just love your Wednesdays with Mom posts! How sweet and adorable is she....and YOU for making her queen for the day each week! And, oh my goodness I love all of those vintage photos! The clothes....the shoes....the hairstyles and lipstick! What treasures!
I also love all of the crafts you share...you are one talented gal! So good to meet you, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!
Ruthann

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my goodness, those photos of your parents are just beautiful. I hope you have those framed somewhere in your house!
Carrie

Glitter and Bliss said...

What a wonderful day you had with your mom. That is so special. I loved the beach pictures!

Anne Fannie said...

I just have to comment you your post of your wonderful day with your Mom. My father died 3 years ago so I also spend a day with my Mom each week and take her to run errands, etc. So sweet how you shared it on your blog. I also like the two pictures of your Mom and Dad taken when they were young at the beach. These pictures and the knowledge what they were doing is so priceless, great things to past down to your daughter and daughters. Thanks fo sharing.
Love, Ann

The Berry's Patch said...

You have great looking parents. You are so lucky that they took pictures when they were young. I have very few pictures of my parents when they were young. I didn't realize you were a grandma, you look so young. Must be in the genes. Have a great weekend. :-)

Sandy said...

I love old photos of parents, and your mom is adorable.
Beautiful post!

Holly said...

I am so enjoying your wonderful blog!! Hooray for a new place to kick up my feet.

Ms. Tee said...

Your mom is just the cutest and these are just the sweetest posts ever. I really look forward to reading them - makes me wish my mom lived closer!
Oh, and thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. :)

emily said...

What a beautful family you have! And your fall/halloween decorations are adorable! Love the candy corn lights.
emily

Tricia Anne said...

I have come to treasure your Wednesdays with your mom. Thank you for sharing such an intimate part of your lives. It touches my heart.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Ahhhhhh love it. She is just hangin out with the fam. I hope to be like that someday. cherry

Debbie said...

It’s such a treat to get to see those old photos of your parents. They are beautiful fashion plates let me tell ya!

First off I just gotta say that that visit to the Dr's brought tears to my eyes. Your mom is such a dear and I feel in some little way I'm getting to know just how special she is.

Love that hair and I’m sure she enjoyed her visit to the salon.

Aw, your grand babies are too cute and I have to pinch myself to remind me that the little ones belong to your adorable daughter.

I know how much she must treasure these special times with family.

THE TATTERED NEST said...

I enjoy your Wed with Mom posts so much...I have a picture of my Mom sitting on our couch at the cabin with her feet up just like your Mom is sitting on your grandaughters bed...they are so similar! it is weird. And I can relate to the role reversal...it made me so happy to take care of my Mom and repay her for all she done for me.