Surprise Visit

12.30.2011

Yesterday afternoon Bailey started barking up a storm because we had a couple of surprise visitors drop by.

 It was miss Leila and her mom. Such a nice surprise. Thank goodness Grammy had just gotten dressed. Yes, it was afternoon and I had been busy in my jammies until then. Leila loves to sit on the bottom stair. She thinks she is sooooo big.

After Leila had a bite to eat we went and spent some time in the sunroom. I took several shots of Leila and these made the cut.


Her hair is getting longer.

She has a little bit of a rash around her mouth because she has had Hand, Foot and Mouth disease for the last week. This is why she was so irritable on Christmas. I just found out my sister's kids have it now. Rare for an 18 year old to get it. Sorry, sis.





Leila is talking a lot these days and I am still waiting for her to say Grammy!
 When I ask her to say it she just looks at me like, what?
I would pick a name that is hard to say.

Have a great holiday weekend!

45 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness she is adorable! Hope she's feeling better now...
    hugs ~lynne~

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  2. She is SO cute and I love her little outfit! What a great surprise! I remember my kids sitting on the bottom step too! :)

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  3. She is so adorable! What a great suprise visitor. Oh, and I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that starts working around the house and stays in their jammies till the afternoon.

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  4. Oh Kim, she is as precious as can be! That a surprise of the best kind! I some how know she's stolen Grammy's heart!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  5. Your pictures of that gorgeous child are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.

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  6. Kim,
    She is just precious and look at those blue eyes!
    Glad you had a good visit!

    ♥charlotte

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  7. What a sweetie! She is just precious in her little penquin suit. Your portraits are gorgeous, of course you do have a pretty special model. I couldn't wait for my first grandson to say gramma. He called his other gramma "booshy" (short for baboshka- she is Polish), but would just look at me and smile. Then, one day, it turned out my name was Mimi. Now that he is 3, it is Gramma Mimi.

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  8. She is so cute, Kim. Amazing that you got such good photos as I know they don't stay still long at her age. That virus went through our kid's school several times over the years.

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  9. Leila is such a cutie!! Keep working on "Grammy," or who knows what you'll end up with. My first-born started calling my mom "Magoo," and 4 kids later she's stuck with that one :)

    Have a happy new year!!

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  10. She's so adorable!! My nephew is 2 1/2 & my mom is Nona. Well, she was until about 6 mos. ago. He calls her Nonnie now. Oh well! Nonnie it is!

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  11. cutie patootie and I am certain there was a very happy grammie in the house.

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  12. She does look so much better. Fun surprise.

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  13. What a beautiful little girl!! We had hand foot and mouth {well my two little girls} when they were about 8 months and 2. It definitely wasn't fun!!

    ~*Jessica

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  14. That poor little thing! She is just so cute, Kim! My granddaughter has her hair getting longer in the back, too, and it is a mess of soft loose curls. It's funny how the front doesn't seem to grow as fast {and on mine the front is straight while the curls are in the back}. I went with LaLa for my grandma name and she can't say it yet either. I would have thought it would be pretty easy for her to pick up, but I'm still waiting!

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  15. So VERY sweet and what a WONDERFUL surprise.... I loved looking at those BEAUTIFUL blue eyes of hers... :)

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  16. Those surprise visits are the best! Love her pretty blue eyes!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  17. she is just beautiful! happy new year! susan

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  18. I love her little penguin outfit. (I guess it is a penguin.) If she wasn't so doggone cute, I would be mad at her for giving my kids that sickness! But I'm not. She certainly didn't want it herself. My kids are all broken out. Cody just looks like he has acne on his face (poor guy). Will's is mostly on his hands, arms and feet. I wonder if once you get this you are immune from it (like the chicken pox). Just curious. Glad you had a nice visit though.

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  19. What a precious little girl! I know she will bring your a lot of happiness in the coming new year.

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  20. What a beautiful, sparkly eyed darling! Your photography is great!!
    Happy New Year!

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  21. Leila is just the cutest thing! I'm glad she's feeling better. Your photos of her are fabulous. We are shopping for a new camera. Are you still happy with yours, and what other lenses do you use frequently?

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  22. It's all about the eyes.
    Her blue, blue, eyes are beautiful!

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  23. OH Leila is a cutie patootie...and that last photo is so sweet!

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  24. Awww...looks like Miss Leila is back to her happy self again. She is adorable and has the prettiest blue eyes.

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  25. Kim,
    How could you not love a surprise from such an adorable little visitor!! Those are the best!! She's so precious you could just gobble her up!! ;-)
    Happy and Safe New Year for you and your family!!!
    xoxox
    Cheryl

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  26. Now that's what I call a surprise! What a darling!
    Kim I stopped by to say thank you for a year of kind support, and inspiration! Can't wait to see what 2012 brings, big hugs, tami

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  27. Kim,she is just beautiful - those eyes! You are so lucky that she can be brought over for a visit like that.
    There was method to my madness in asking to be called 'Nana' by my grandsons. Guess what their second word, after 'Mama' was.....

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  28. I swear, Kim, she is about the cutest little girl I have ever seen! Those eyes are incredible and what a WONDERFUL surprise! I had a good day today too. My daughter and SIL signed the papers and put their down payment on their NEW HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am over the moon happy for them!!!! Happy new Year! XO, Pinky

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  29. NO wonder I had so many babies! I love babies..and it's probably a good thing I got too old FINALLY to have them. She is just adorable!
    Happy New Year!! :)
    Mona

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  30. Oh, what a precious little penguin visitor! Kim, she is a living doll. Alex had that hand and foot business last year. Thank goodness it passes relatively quickly! You will melt with that first "Grammy". ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  31. What a wonderful surprise! I wish my grands were close enough to visit! Happy New Year!
    Debbie

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  32. she's a sweetheart. you are one lucky grammy to have her so close.
    Happy new years to you all
    - KAT -

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  33. Kim she is such a SWEETIE PIE!! I love her outfit! Sorry to here she wasn't feeling well, I've heard of that. Have a very Happy New Year! Martina

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  34. So sweet ... hope she's on the mend! I love the last pic ... and, I see Mama loves Starbucks. :)

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  35. She's just precious, Kim! I've always thought she looks a lot like you - you must be precious too!

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  36. Hi Kim, I hope your little one feels better soon! She is so beautiful.I love her cute little outfit!Happy New Year to you,and your family.Your blog has been such an inspiration to me all year.I'm looking forward to another year.

    Kathy

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  37. She is about as cute as they come!!!

    Nann

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  38. *** Your Leila is SOOOOO PRECIOUS, Kim!!! (And a "atch out" to Mom... she's gonna be a heartbreaker!)... Oh what a blessing she is!!!

    Warmest,
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net
    (And your photography is fabulous!!!)

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  39. ... oops! The "w" is missing from... "WATCH out, mom...",,,, NOW it'll make sense!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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  40. She is so beautiful - I know you must love it when you open the door and there is Leila!!!

    Mary

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  41. She is so darling, Kim! We do adore our little (or big) "Grands," don't we.....lol! Yep, should have gone with "Nana," because most little ones like bananas which they call "nanna" -- get it? They tend to look at you like you've totally lost your mind when you pick them up for a hug when all they really wanted was a banana!
    Have a Happy New Year!
    CAS

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  42. Your grandaughter is adorable! Don't worry abouth the pajamas-all of my neighbors have seen every pair I own. I go outside to the garden in good weather and before you know it I am pulling weeds ,etc. What in the world is hand foot and mouth disease? I have never Heard of it-how do you get it?

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  43. Kim that is too wierd, my grand had it while she was here too, it had been going around the daycare in VA....Leila is just beautiful...this is the first time I have looked at blogs in a week at least...I had a grandbaby New Years Eve...they are coming for a couple of weeks on Tues to get help...Miles is beautiful!

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  44. She is so precious,Kim! And your photos are beautiful. Happy new year!

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  45. Look at that outfit! I want a little girl to buy for!! She is just precious and I know must just love her visits!

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