Mimi Shares the Spotlight!


DD’s daughter, Mimi, is our youngest grandchild.  Consequently, she gets more than her fair share of the attention when she is around.

P1020198(1)  And it doesn’t hurt that Mimi (5), makes photography fun — she’s always doing something photo-worthy.  Don’t worry, the tattoo isn’t real.  She got it at an amusement park the day before.

But, when we were together on the Fourth, our oldest granddaughter was there with her husband and son, JJ (who is almost 2).  So, there was a new “star” … everyone wanted to play with and be around JJ.  And, we weren’t totally sure how that would play with Mimi.  How would she take to suddenly having to share the spotlight?

Well, we needn’t have worried:

P1020269(1)  First of all, she has a photo-worthy sense of style.  She can wear hair pretties and a girly dress, along with a tattoo, and carry it off! 

(btw, as you can see, DD and I sometimes get in each other’s way when taking our pictures.   She has a verrrry nice camera, that I’m hoping she forgets to take with her sometime when she’s leaving after a visit!)

P1020219  Anyway, Mimi is always ready to pose for a picture.  Here, when she paused for a “Kodak moment” before marching off to fish, she caught JJ’s attention.

P1020243(1)  Even though JJ had an appointment for a boat ride with his grandpa, you could tell this “big kid in the red dress” interested him.

P1020282  Their fishing and boat rides over, Mimi, looking a little the worse for wear (did the fish get your hair pretties, Mimi?), was ready to spend some quality time with JJ. 

P1020298(1)   Let’s go see what we can find to play with.

P1020310(1)   She’s using her “big kid” skills to show him the best way to play with his newest toy.

They played together great.

P1020388(1)  And, Mimi’s never going to have to worry about not getting her share of the spotlight as long as she’s such an interesting kid!

It was so much fun to have everyone together.  And, these pictures will always help us remember what it was like.  I am thankful for family … and photography!

13 Responses to Mimi Shares the Spotlight!

  1. Linda says:

    You and your Hubby made a couple of pretty good-looking kids, who seem to be carrying on the tradition. Mimi is becoming as beautiful as her two older sisters. By the way, is she a Lefty, like her Nana? It looks as if she’s casting with her left hand.

  2. Hilary says:

    Such adorable kidlets, Sandra. You must be SO proud. 🙂

    I never tire of watching kids deep in concentration together, and am always amazed at how the years between them often don’t exist – they know instinctively how to find their common denominator. And there’s something so endearing about barefoot children, isn’t there?

  3. Sandra says:

    Thank you, Linda. But then, you might be prejudiced, because I know you have always had a special place in your heart for Mimi (I’m guessing that began when you were holding her puppy, and she confidentially told you that “he bites” in hopes you would let HER hold him!) I don’t know if she’s a lefty, but I’ll have to check! If she is, that would just endear her all the more to her left-handed Nana! 🙂

    Hilary — I especially liked the picture of the two of them concentrating with their heads together too. As you say, they had found their “common ground”.

    btw, yes, barefoot children are charming, but, this close to the water, the next thought is, “I hope their shoes aren’t in the lake!” 🙂

  4. Maddy says:

    Wow! What a good sharer and what a fabulous smiley expression.

  5. Sandra says:

    Thanks, Maddy. She DOES have a sunny disposition! 🙂

  6. C. Beth says:

    That last picture is HILARIOUS. She’s beautiful!

  7. Sandra says:

    Beth — I thought it was really funny too. She has a verrrrry big personality. I see her as a stand-up comedian as an adult! 🙂

  8. cathy says:

    didn’t realize you were a lefty – so am I!

  9. Sandra says:

    What is it they say about left-handed people, Cathy? … When you’re left handed, it means you’re in your right mind! There are some very close to me who might dispute that, at least part of the time, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! You too? 🙂

  10. C says:

    I don’t think any of us are worried that Mimi will ever fade into the background! You have lovely kids in your family, and all that loving family attentions is going to grow them up so well! C

  11. Sandra says:

    Thank you, C. Of course — WE think they’re wonderful! 🙂

  12. Candy says:

    What happened to that chubby baby??! What a beautiful little girl she now is.

  13. Sandra says:

    Thank you, Candy. She WAS a little chunk for quite a while, but then she shot up in height, and became a cute little girl instead of a chunky baby!

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