Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A True Little Lady

Have you ever met someone who embodies all things feminine and lady like? I have. Her name is Layla and she is my granddaughter. She had a birthday last month. I was so busy with the kampground and the end of the season, but I did not forget her special day. I sent the one thing that goes with everything and everybody likes ........... money.



Just look at that sweet smile. She is so lovely and yet totally unaware of herself.





She is the helpful older cousin. All the babies that have come since her love her and look up to her.


She is always fun to be around and uses her imagination to entertain. I think they are spies ........



With all my grandchildren, there has been a pivotal moment with each of them when they absolutely grab my heart. I love them from the moment I lay eyes on them, but there are those moments when it is as if you can grasp who they are and who they will be. With Layla, it was when she was not quite two and was perched in my bed next to Grampa sharing a piece of chocolate cake. I wasn't part of the moment, just watching them interact. Even then she was a little lady, sitting carefully with her legs tucked to one side and leaning towards Grampa carefully accepting her bite, holding her tiny hand under her chin to catch crumbs. A true portrait of a lady in the making ............ and Gramma without her camera, too entranced by the moment to leave my view point to go get it.





I got a thank you note last week from my Layla.


Hugs and kisses to my girl. My son-in-law dubbed her 'Little Lady' long ago. He is right, she is the consummate little lady.




12 comments:

SkippyMom said...

How lovely is she - and the thank you note is the epitome of a little lady that was raised right.

Just wonderful Kathy - you should be very proud.

Brian Miller said...

what an adorable little one...and the card is priceless...a keeper...

jojo said...

how precious! I bet gradma is going to put that letter some place special..;j

Pat said...

She is indeed a sweetie pie. What a wonderful thank you note. A dieing art, for sure!

ellen abbott said...

Sweet. they are grand, aren't they?

Jo said...

Aw ... she is beautiful...! She reminds me of my little Katherine, who is also very ladylike.

What a beautiful little note she sent you. I'll bet you will cherish it. :-)

otin said...

So cute! I hope that she had the best birthday. When I was a kid there was no one better than the one who would send cash!

Jilly said...

This was the first time I didn't check her cards before they were mailed out. Thanks for showing it. I'd say she did a great job by herself. Can't wait to see you guys and I can't wait to show Layla this post. She's gonna love it!

Venom said...

I do love to receive a thank you note - I always made sure my kids sent them, and I always made a fuss about getting one so the kids could understand how wonderful it is when someone shows their gratitude.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

she is lovely! and i loved her hand-written thank you note. so many people have forgotten that little bit of etiquette. don't get me wrong - any sort of thank you is better than none, but the hand-written is extra special.

Whitney Lee said...

She's beautiful, and sounds lovely! Isn't it amazing how early their personalities begin to show?

Meggie said...

Happy Birthday Layla. What a gorgeous little girl. My sweet granddaughter shared her mother's wedding day with us all on Saturday. It seems just yesterday she was born, and it is hard to believe she is 21.
I am sure you are the BEST Gradma!