Friday, July 30, 2010

a 103 year old kitty...

mama's baby book

kitty branch that is! my cute, cute grandmother had her 103rd birthday yesterday. she had a very low-key birthday with visits from her children and grandchildren, tons of lovely flowers, cupcakes, and homemade coffee ice cream. i forgot to take pictures last night, but i do have her sweet baby book!


record of our baby

for the record, i think all baby books should be this tiny with delicate ornamental flourishes. and the illustrations are my kind of style!

record of our baby

monday's child


locks of hair

i adore my great-grandmother's (or possible great-great grandmother's) hair in the picture on the right! that's a gibson girl updo if i've ever seen one!

the christening day

first birthday party

i love our grandmother. she is a true southern lady, no bigger than a minute with coiffed white hair and rouged cheeks. she loves to tell funny stories and giggle. she is a fan of dimples, red hair, coffee ice cream ( or any sweets for that matter), reading, list-making, the new york times crossword puzzles, braves baseball games, and fresh flowers. she is not a fan of cats, skinny babies, or pizza. 103 has never looked so good. happy birthday mama.

10 comments:

moodboard said...

I so *heart*heart*heart* this post

Le premier bonheur du jour said...

This is awesome, you're so lucky!

Marinka said...

this is such a lovely post :)

Angela (Posy Moe) said...

What a beautiful keepsake. I adore your description of your "Mama". I also love how when down south we call our grandmother's "Mama". So heartwarming.

andrea said...

lovelovelove the book and the photos! I wish I had photos of my grandma as a kid, but the one where she's the youngest is already a bit old, she looks like a teenager without all the ugly teenage years signs haha. thanks a lot for sharing! x

Rosie said...

This is such an adorable post!
The baby book is divine and makes me a little choked up. What an amazing thing to still have.

Justice Pirate said...

that is so cool

Jessica said...

wow, this is so precious !

marygrace said...

This is absolutely precious. What a treasure!

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