Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Current Score: Blue Team 6 - Pink Team 1

One of my favorite parts of being a gramma is dressing up my grandchildren (like little dolls) and having photos taken. This one always makes me smile. First because my husband is completing his 36th year on the railroad and second because those babies were not even in the picture. It turned out to be a cold and stormy day so we posed them one at a time in the bucket and they were photoshopped in. 
For Summer 2016 I knew I wanted Rockabilly. I scouted locations all summer and then pulled into my son's driveway one day and looked straight ahead at his 1920's garage. Later that month I stopped at Hobby Lobby and they had exactly 6 different metal signs in a grocery cart marked $1-$2 each. The rest was all in the top of our garage. Aren't they cute?
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And here is a snapshot from this year's Gramma Mimi's Wild West Cowboy Summer Camp.

AND here is our latest little bundle of joy! Oliver was born on Valentine's Day - almost three weeks early, but weighing a whopping 7 pounds!  Don't you just want to grab him out of the photo and cuddle!

And for those keeping score, that makes SIX grandsons and ONE granddaughter. I am still thinking pink, though. We are expecting grandchild number 8 in April and mom is keeping the flavor a surprise. 

9 comments:

  1. Oh, Miss Merry!!

    What a fabulous idea for the theme pictures, and what wonderful memories---I can see the choosing, the arranging and styling, and all the fun the kids had dressing up (I'd bet there were quite a few "out-takes" as they mugged or laughed or played at their roles. What great fun!

    And like our friends who used to want to come to "Camp Rachel," Sigh Me Up for the next session of Grandma Mimi's Summer Camp! I have good references and years of experience in fun stuff, kid wrangling, cookie baking, costume design, kid entertaining, hugs, songs and storytelling.

    rachel

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  2. They are so adorable. The little girl is just beautiful. I love the pictures you took.

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  3. Those pictures are so cute, Merry! Congratulations on the new grandson and good luck with the new baby. I know you'll love it know matter what it is, but girls are so much for fun to dress, aren't they? :)

    xo,
    rue

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  4. Love the pics and the Care Bears. Genius.

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  5. Love the pics and the Care Bears. Genius.

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  6. Listening to You talk about Your grandchildren makes Me smile,You remind Me of Myself.Your babies of all ages are darling.I have decided to try to continue blogging ,just hope I can find inspiration.Thanks for Your encouragement You left Me-Hugs Denise

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  7. Listening to You talk about Your grandchildren makes Me smile,You remind Me of Myself.Your babies of all ages are darling.I have decided to try to continue blogging ,just hope I can find inspiration.Thanks for Your encouragement You left Me-Hugs Denise

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  8. How wonderful. I wanna come to camp! What a cute little care bear is that sweet baby!!!!!

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