Monday, May 04, 2009

Big A ... Little A

  And what's a granny to do, but smile at my "bookends". The prom pictures arrived in my mailbox last evening. I had already heard the details of the "big night" via telephone in the afternoon. It started me thinking, of course *VBS* Prom time for my own 2 dear daughters...how the years have flown...20+. And now it's time for the oldest granddaughter to have that "Grand March" with a knight of her choosing. And inside the tiny being of Baby A, who's holding her own and growing on the formula substitue, dreams of things to come *VBS* Hope I'm here in 16 years to see her special night.
 Proud papa and step-mama trekked to Minnesota to snap "the" pictures, attend the Grand March and then trekked home again.
***Post-a-note: In the best Frugal Friday tradition, instead of spending $$$$$ by the hundreds, my dear granddaughter #1, found that neat black dress at a garage sale last summer for $20. I'm absolutely certain NO ONE had a clue it didn't 'break the bank' *VBS*
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23 comments:

dee said...

Well that little tiny darling is the sweetest.
What a find that dress was. It's really elegant. So simple but often that's the most beautiful. Lovely pictures.

Kim said...

Omg, Finn. Your beautiful granddaughter looks like the Reba Mcentire!! Please tell her that dress paired with her dates black tux is just perfect. They look so happy, such a wonderful smile on her face. She has style that girl and her shopping sense is dead on.

Amelia said...

You have every right to be proud of your "bookends" as you called them. Great buy on that dress.

Have a wonderful week!

Chris said...

WOW! What beauties your bookends are. And Big A is so smart to have found a FAB dress for a song.

Angie said...

What a beautiful GD you have, Finn! She's absolutely gorgeous in that dress...and her Knight is a handsome young thing, isn't he! :) That GB is just precious. :) Hugs to you and Ebby. :)

Ms. Jan said...

Lovely pictures all and kudos to your DGD #1 for her dollar $en$e in not dropping a fortune on a one-night-dress.

scrappy quilter said...

What a wonderful dress. They both look so sweet. As does Baby A. I'm so glad she is doing well.

Libby said...

What a fun time in your granddaughter's life *s* and so good to hear the news that the little one is thriving!

sewprimitive karen said...

Now that is some clever garage sale shopping; gorgeous dress.

Jean said...

Great Pictures!
And good for her! Until you told me, I would never have guessed it was a "new to her" dress! Aren't garage/yard sales great!
I need one of those bumper stickers that say.... I break for yard sales! Lol... hope your doing well. I have to back track and catch up on all the blog reading... I was off line for a week... augggggh the withdrawal was terrible!

Dolores said...

Your granddaughter is a chip off the old block. Great news with your little grandbaby. Glad to hear she's doing well.

jovaliquilts said...

Gorgeous granddaughter, such a lovely family! Great she was willing to get a dress that way. There are places now to turn in used prom dresses and wedding dresses for others to buy/be given very inexpensively because lots of people just can't pay the $$$ for a gown (and others don't feel right about spending so much).

Magpie Sue said...

Glad to hear the baby is doing well now. And Wow! Big A sure scored with that dress! It's fabulous!

dotti white said...

Thank you so much for sharing the pix of your loved ones. Time truly flies, doesn't it?! Have a great week!

em's scrapbag said...

Fabulous pictures. Isn't Prom such a grand time! My oldest went this weekend. Glad baby A is doing well.

meggie said...

Beautiful girl, beautiful couple.
That dress is a wow! that she wears as only she could!
So glad baby A is doing well.
Hugsxx

MYRA said...

First, glad that baby A is doing well.
Second, what a great looking couple, and what a wonderful find of that black dress! Good for her! 8-)

AnnieO said...

Charming girls, both of them, in their photos! What a proud and happy Gran you are. Glad to hear the littlest A is growing and hopefully getting fat.

Greenmare said...

well they are both simply gorgeous!

Cher said...

so sweet-my these babies grow up fast! thanks for sharing the photos and news.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the dress and such a pretty girl. Thanks for sharing.

Sunna Reyr said...

What a lovely pair these two made and that dress is just perfect. Good to hear about baby A. You are so rich.

ROZ said...

Beautiful! Hope they all had a memorable time.