Friday, August 20, 2010

A Special Moment !

I want to share with you a moment of my time.
I have never had a manicure,and don't care to wear nail polish.
Last night all that changed,at least for a short time.
My granddaughter,Kai came for a sleepover.
She had brought along two colors of nail polish,
and was prepared to give Grandma a manicure.
Before you see any of the pictures,please remember,she is 4 ½ years old.

Grandma ended up with more color on her hands,than ever before.

Kai likes to have her nails done in multi colors,so this was what I 'needed' as well.
Her hands are not  as well coordinated as that of an adult,so the paint did not all stay on the nails.

This was a delightful experience,with a girl who I love dearly.
Kai and I went shopping,and I made a point of showing off my new nails to some of the cashiers at the stores.
You should have seen Kai beam,when each one praised the beautiful job.
I dutifully kept the polish on until Kai went home,but by now it is gone.

For all you ladies out there,take a good look,this might just start a new trend.

Thought for today:
Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.

42 comments:

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

I've been enjoying your photos for a while now, but I thought this post was just the sweetest!

I remember when my neices used to get my mom to lie back in the recliner, and they would get stools and chairs to stand on and comb her hair and put all sorts of powder, lip gloss, and eye shadow on her. She'd just let them do whatever they wanted as she was relaxing in the chair.

Inevitably, the youngest would say, "You know, Granny, we are doing this just for fun. We're not doing it becuase you need it...your pretty enough just as you are."

Those little girls are grown up now and my mom has been gone for many years, but those cousins still talk about "painting Granny" and what a good sport she was to let them do it!

Your little sweety will remember these days all the days of her life! Good for you...and good for her!

Exquisite manicure, by the way!

George said...

I think Kai will remember this sleepover for many years to come. Kai is a very special girl who has a very special Grandma. Thanks for sharing this sweet story with us.

warriormom said...

Kai is a lucky little girl and how lucky you are to have such a priceless manicurist!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh what a special post, Ruth... I love it!!!!! And to be 4 1/2---she's pretty good at putting that nail polish on you.... I'm impressed!!!!

So glad you had a sleep-over with Kai. I know she loved it---and I know that Grandma loved it even more.....

What a special post. Made me SMILE.
Hugs,
Betsy

Kerri Farley said...

Oh what a sweet sweet post! I used to give my Mom manicures when I was little. And right before I went to the beach this year - my daughter (17) gave me a pedicure. Such bonding times between mothers, daughters, and granddaughters.

And I think your nails look stunning :)

Ginny Hartzler said...

This is the most beautiful manicure I have ever seen!!! Because it was done out of love, the endearing love of a little girl. Did you paint her nails in return? Our little Anne Marie is four and a half as well, we have not had a manicure session yet, but I'm sure we will. Her mom keeps her toes painted all the time. Now, one other thing I will say is that she did an EXCELLENT job, being as she just four! This post is so sweet, and you are both very blessed to spend special time together. Do you babysit very often?

Dorothy said...

Ruth, you were a real sweetheart to leave the nail polish on and even show it off to the clerks!!! I don't know I I would have done that. BTW, I like the pink color better than the purple:) I'm sure you made Kai's day!!!

jeanlivingsimple said...

This is the cutest and sweetest post! You must show Kai these comments. She did an outstanding job painting your nails. I love the multi colors. How very creative.
I'm baby sitting my granddaughter tomorrow night. Maybe I will get a cool manicure. :)
Love the quote!

Elaine said...

This was indeed a special moment, both for you and for Kai. She will remember it all her life, and you will treasure the memory too. I think Kai may just have started a new fad, the granny manicure, if no other place than at your house.

Diane said...

What a delightful, sweet post. Could there be any more beautiful manicure? Diane

Karin said...

Thanks for sharing this sweet time with Kai! She did a great job on your nails - they look smashing!! What a special grandma you are to brag on her as well! You created a special memory for her. We love having manicure and pedicure sessions with one another - soak and massage each other's tootsies! I'm like you though, wearing nail polish is just not my thing. Even with only the clear polish - I pick on it until every piece is gone. I've done the toes for summer sandal wear, but find that my nails can't breathe and I've had some issues which I've had to treat. Now I prefer to go without.

Precious times with our grandangels!!

Montanagirl said...

I think Kai will remember this forever! You handled it so tactfully and beautifully - especially the encounter at the store! Very sweet post.

Unknown said...

Way to go Granma!

Anita Johnson said...

Yep, I think you have started a fashion trend. Maybe it will catch on, because this trend was started with love!

Neal said...

That is so cute! She'll probably remember that night when she grows up and I know grandma won't forget it.

Cicero Sings said...

A special time with a special little girl. I think granny is mighty special too, to be such a good sport!

chasity said...

this is so sweet.
you are a very good grandma!!

Pat said...

I LOVE it, Ruth. And I love that you showed off your manicure to the store cashiers. That brought back memories of the dyed-macaroni necklace that my youngest son made for me, and I wore it when I went shopping. I got lots of smiles.

This is such a sweet post.

Arija said...

Fabulous, so glad you had her for a girl to girl sleep over. There is nothing a grandma loves more than being spoilt by her grandchildren and what a great idea to take her shopping and show off those beautiful princess nails!

Leah said...

That is so sweet Ruth! And such priceless memories!

Susan said...

Love it... you are one cool grandma..way to go!!

Anita Johnson said...

Ruth,
I listened to the sound of the Yellow Headed Blackbird. When I played it both dogs kept tilting their heads tying to figure out what that sound was coming from my computer screen. Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Dawning Inspiration said...

So sweet - my nieces used to do that with me when they were that age too! So cute!!

LV said...

That is one of the most adorable and cutest posts I have seen in awhile. I love anything that has to do with children. That is so typical of a little girl her age. I have a LOT of crochet and embroidery work. Most of it is vintage from generation to generation. Some I did myself many years ago. I use it all over my house. One day I will do a feature on some of my linens. Thank you so much for your kind words.

Unknown said...

Ah bless she has a great future ahead of her as a beautician methinks

Carole Barkett said...

Lucky girl to have such a loving grandmother, she will remember that for sure

cyclopseven said...

She adds color to your life, and hands too. Great. God bless.

Rick said...

What a beautiful post Ruth. You've created memories that will last a lifetime - yours and theirs !

My oldest granddaughter 'painted' one of my big toes once with a strawberry decal on the toenail - so I could look just like her! I think it stayed on for about a week !

Monica H said...

That is too sweet. I don't remember ever painting my grandmother's nails but I used to do her hair with several barettes and boys- so much fun!

Willard said...

What a wonder experience!

EG CameraGirl said...

You are such a good grandmother! I applaud you! And I am so glad you took photos because I believe they will mean a LOT to Kai one day, even more than the photo do now.

eileeninmd said...

What a sweet post, Ruth. Kai has a very loving grandmother.

Connie said...

You are such a sweetie, with a heart and gold and lots of love! You know how to make a grand-daughter feel like a million bucks.

Lisa said...

Pricless Ruth. Just priceless.
I dont have a granddaughter. Someday perhaps.
Peace and many blessing this Day.

Patty said...

Isn't it wonderful that Grandmas have so much patience?

jalynn01 said...

Oh how precious! That was a memory made in heaven for sure. My grand daughter loves to paint her nails and always wants to do mine too.. She is 9 and has gotten very very good at it ...Your little sweetie is on her way to perfection too!

Ruth said...

You are investing so much in this sweet girl's life by being proud of her efforts. Every child should have a grandma like you!

My name is Riet said...

Oh how gorgeous Ruth. Granddaughters are the best in the world don't you think?
Have a good week.

Mary said...

LOL! Very colorful! What a joy to spend that time with your granddaughter! My nails are not attractive and I never use polish, but I'm sure sharing it with a granddaughter makes all the difference!

~Brenda said...

What a delightful time you had with Kai; painting your nails and then showing them off!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful that you kept it and showed the job to the cashiers. It will be a memory she will cherish for a long time. I don't think we grandparents can give the grand children too much attention especially when it comes to them showing their creative talents.

Valerie said...

SOOOOOOO precious!!!