................................................Elizabeth Baker Moates!.............
What started out with difficulties, our visit with our granddaughter Elizabeth was delightful! The plan was that I was to pick Lizzie up at school and bring her home with me for an overnight stay. She had been looking so forward to some alone time with Mimi and I was looking so forward to it too. Part of the excitement was that I would check her out of school early! Well, on my way to Birmingham, my son called to say he had to go pick her up because while on the playground, a schoolmate had thrown a rock and had hit poor Elizabeth in the head! When I arrived at their house, E was snuggled in her mommy's arms and was running a fever, too. When she saw me, she jumped up and was ready to come with me, so off we went! Knot on her head and all! Upon our arrival in Gadsden, with her darling Pumpkin outfit on.....Precious!
Elizabeth's favorite movie is "ANNIE", so I had the video player all ready for her and she watched this delightful musical again for what she said was her "thousanth" time! Lizzie could go right to Broadway and get on the stage and recite every line and sing EVERY song because she knows them all! It was truly amazing to watch her as she sang each song and told me exactly what each character was going to say before they said it! One funny side note.......Lizzie told me she asked God if He would give her curly hair like Annie's and God told her " Of course you can have curly hair, Elizabeth!" and she said , "now I do!"......the faith of little children!
On Saturday, we went shopping, of course and Elizabeth found her Halloween costume. She will be Ariel as a Bride ..........she is so excited! She also picked out an adorable new doll that she named Rosella. The doll is animated and moves her arms and head. Lizzie was one happy shopper and hugged me and thanked me and thanked me!
Grandchildren, it is said, are God's apology for Parenthood! I believe that! What a delight these precious little creatures are and a JOY too!........Being a MIMI is sooooooooo much FUN!