Where did the week go? I said I’d write a new post every Monday…so here we are!

My granddaughter, Bella, was here for two weeks. She’s a delightful girl with a very pleasant personality. I can’t believe she’s 12 years old already. I have another granddaughter, Elmise, adopted from Haiti, who is also 12 years old and also very sweet! She lives next door…’over the river and through the woods’ as the poem goes! At 12 years of age hair is a big deal!!! Elmise spent hours on Bella’s hair! ???????????????????????????????  ???????????????????????????????  But then…Elmise had just had to sit for hours while her hair was braided and braided and braided…Elmise hair '14  Friends from Haiti were visiting so they braided Elmise’s hair into tiny braids just a few days earlier! It took several hours. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This is a picture of Elmise with her many braids. It was taken a few months ago so it was from a different hair time but you can see how tiny the braids are. She’s a lovely granddaughter!

Saturday Elmise made long curls in Bella’s hair. I took lots of pictures. Elmise is very talented! So here is one picture to show how it looked in the back on Sunday. ??????????????????????????????? Friday Bella’s dad, Ted and sister, Sydney, another granddaughter of mine, came to join us. Sydney had been in Ecuador for ten days so she and Bella were especially happy to be together again. I took lots of sister pictures! We had a photo shoot! ??????????????????????????????? Picture one is in our house on the stairway. Sydney had her hair cut shortly before her trip and she gave her hair to Locks of Love. I think that’s what it’s called. Donated hair is made into wigs for cancer patients. She looks very grown up with her new hair style! ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????  We have so much fun when we do photo shoots. In this close up photo they were swinging in a lawn swing! The yellow flower in Bella‘s hair is one I brought back from Hawaii last fall!  Aren’t her curls lovely? I think they are. Elmise, you’re very talented!!!   (I don’t know why this is underlined! I didn’t do it!)

I’m envious of my granddaughters. I don’t have pictures of my sister and me when we were young and very few when we were old! Now my sister, Lorraine, is gone. So I love to take pictures of sisters. ??????????????????????????????? Here is a favorite pose of mine. Sydney and Bella, sisters. So ends the photo shoot for July 6, 2014.

And so ends my blog post for Monday, July 7, 2014. I’ll feature other grandchildren as time goes by. I have 15 you know! I love them all with no favorites. Each one is so special to me.


About allinadayofme

I can't believe I'm in old age! I'm now in my eighties! I'm a child of God, wife to one, mother to five, grandmother to 15 plus two granddaughters-in-law! I'm a great-grandma now! I'm a sister, aunt, cousin, friend and neighbor. I'm a housewife and former ESL tutor. I love reading and writing. I've just retired from writing and editing a newsletter, Prime Time News, for seniors. I love genealogy, traveling, birds and animals, blogging and taking pictures.
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4 Responses to Monday…Already…?

  1. marianbeaman says:

    Congratulations on making good on your commitment to publish every Monday. The photos and the story are delightful. You can’t go wrong with “hair” especially the contrast between the two textures. The yellow flower from Hawaii was a nice touch. Nice post, Anita!


  2. sydneyandkay says:

    I love this post so much! What cute granddaughters you have there!! 😉 I love all the pictures and I’m glad you out them up so I can see them again!!
    Love you
    Syd ❤ 🙂


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