Monday, May 26, 2014

Double Digits for Layla!!!

TK and I love all of our grandkidlets fiercely (as you already know!) BUT....Layla was our first girl and was born HERE in Elkhart! Of course I have millions of pictures of her and only thousands of the others!
Layla has always been a "PopPop's Girl". This is just a fact of life! They have always had a special bond and I love that they do. Layla loves being awakened, every other week, with a gentle backrub and a snuggle from her PopPop. Layla might have trouble seeing through the mass of curls on her head after a good night's sleep but she knows it's her PopPop. She also knows that he will be there when she and Marley get off the bus. So many little time!
"I told you that I can read!"

"Let's go for a walk PopPop."

A much needed rest

"Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down!"

"Can you see the turtles?"

1st birthday

"I can keep up, PopPop!"

"Thanks for carrying me!"

"I love  PopPop's Path"

Helping PopPop at Northridge

"Read to me PopPop"
"I'm glad I helped you rake!"

"I feel like a princess"
"I love my PopPop!"
"I'm being a good mommy"
"The Children's Museum is such fun!"
 "I'm a happy girl!"
"I'm such a good girl!"

"JoJo lets me paint!!!"
 "I love to go high on the Frisbee swing!"
"This is my first Grandma and Me Camp"
"I'm ready for school!"
"Marley and I are going to see The Nutcracker!"
"I'm ready for the 4th of July!"
 "JoJo is going to teach me to play the piano. I'd better get started!"

"Thank you for being my PopPop!"

"It's my birthday!"
"I get to sleepover at PopPop and JoJo's!"
"I get to bowl for my birthday!"
"I love my daddy soooooo much!"
"It's a beautiful day for a photo."
"PopPop, can we talk?"
"Chris always gives us a treat for our birthday here at the Mayberry!"

"Happy birthday to me!!!"
"There is nothing like being in the water!!!"
"I get a keyboard from PopPop and JoJo?????"

"I will teach you to read these funny little shapes."
"I got to stay at PopPop and JoJo's on this snow day!"
"Two Awards!!!"
"This is my 4th grade picture. I'm ready now for 5th grade."
"Daddy and I are kayaking at Jen's cottage on Corey Lake. I LOVE the water!"
"This is more fun than.......anything!"
May 27th is Layla's 10th birthday. We were at the Snell Cottage yesterday to celebrate Memorial Day and the birthdays.
What a perfect way to celebrate birthdays, to end a difficult winter, to begin a summer and be with family.

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