Related… Um I think so!

So this is what happens to these two dark haired babies make babies…

This is what 3 generations of dark haired girls looks like…


Back to School

Mommy is itching to have her own classroom again.
Someday… Just not today!!
That’s what I keep telling myself.

So I’m living vicariously through my sister and my dad!

We spent a few days out in their classrooms
helping set things up for the fall!

Summer Recap ~ Swimming

We spent LOTS of time at the pool this summer.
Mostly in the evenings… weird, I know.
But it’s my favorite way to do the pool!

Dinner at the pool!!
We even got Gran’pa in the pool once!!
Mercedes has Gran’pa wrapped around her finger!

Daddy likes to meet us at the pool.
It’s fun to watch them play together.
I did spend lots of time watching towards the end of the summer.
It got hard to get out of the pool. 🙂

Mercedes got braver and braver.
So cool to see the progression.

One of our last times at the pool was the last night swim.
Mercedes was soooooooo excited!!
“We have to stay when it’s really dark mom!”
“We’re going to swim with the lights on!”
It was a cold day, so Mommy didn’t get in…
But Gran’ma did!!

So fun to watch!!
(videos below)

I love watching her little legs move.

The Greats!!

Yesterday was Granny’s 90th Birthday!
Happy Birthday, Granny!!

Granny is Mercedes’ Step-Great-Grandma.
Yet, you wouldn’t notice they aren’t blood related.
Granny loves all her treasures.
She is content to watch them play.

My girls are blessed to have
3 GREAT-Grandparents still on this Earth!

I pray that someday
I will be able to meet my GREATS …
Great-Grandkids, that is!!

Bestamor is Great-Mom in Norwegian,
🙂 According to Google.  🙂

Bestamor (my Grandma) turns 90 this year, too!

BestaMor stopped by yesterday to visit Londyn.
She wouldn’t hold her … Londyn was sleeping.
She didn’t touch her … Just wanted to look.
It takes every ounce of energy for Bestamor
to get from the car into the house.
And her reward … just a glance at her Great-Granddaughter!

What a beautiful reminder to celebrate the little things in life!!

Two amazing women to look up to and admire!