Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lizzie's Visit with Mimi and Mackey....FUN!

Elizabeth watching her favorite movie, ANNIE!
................................................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!






12 comments:

Mimi Sue said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. It's nice to know another Mimi! You're so righ, being a mimi is the best. Your little granddaughter, Elizabeth is adorable. Almost as cute as mine... I'll be back when I have some time. Mimi Sue

Joyce said...

Oh it sounded like a grand day for two special gals!

I don't have children, but nieces and nephews. I loved to spend time with them all together and one on one when they were small. Now the pleasure as they are young adults when they come to visit. The double bonus I now have a grandnephew!

I love the part of Lizzie praying for curly hair! When I was younger I prayed for glasses! Hmmm... it is funny how some of our prayers get answered!!

Ms. Tee said...

Your granddaughter is the cutest thing - what a great day it sounds like you had. I love the faith of little children, too - my son was always praying like that when he was little. So precious. :) Have a great week!

Cheri (aka "The Mom Lady") said...

Sounds like we have a lot in common - marriage longevity, five grandchildren, living in the South...

We don't live close enough to any of our children for "overnights" so we got a vacation house up in the DFW area. Now 3 out of the 5 can "go to gramma's for the night" - well, the youngest two when they are older as they are babies and Mammas and Daddies won't let them out of sight at night yet - with the other two in Austin. We live in west Houston (Katy). After almost 20 years overseas, it's fantastic to be not only back in the US of A, but in the same STATE! :)

Yes, this grandparent gig is the greatest!

Pigtown-Design said...

What a cutie!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Your granddaughter is so adorable. She looks so cute in that dress. I think that is so cute that she is so crazy about 'Annie'. She will grow so fast. Enjoy every minute with her. I know you will.

MIMILEE said...

THANKS all of you for your sweet comments.

I love you all!

Kimberlee said...

oh my - I love my grandmothers to bits, but I think I would love a mimi as well! - what a fabulous time, thank you for sharing x

Cote de Texas said...

she is gorgeous - those eyes! I'm looking forward to being a grandmother one day, not too soon, but soon hopefully!

MIMILEE said...

THANKS, Joni!!

Fifi Flowers said...

VERY adorable!

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness, Elizabeth is so adorable! And her conversation with God asking for curly hair is too precious. How incredibly sweet.

The bond between a girl and her Mimi (or in my case, Nana) is such an incredibly special one. Thanks for sharing this.