It Feels Like Only Yesterday!

Hey everyone!  Today is a very special day in our family.  Our first "Grands" were born thirteen years ago!  They were about a month early, so we got well acquainted with the NICU.

Riley Paige -- 2lbs. 8ozs.
                       14 1/2 in.

Taylor Nicole -- 3lbs. 8ozs.
                          15 1/2 in.

Yes, that is a Beanie Baby -- do you remember those?  The Phoenix Suns would make regular stops by the NICU at Phoenix Children's Hospital to drop off preemie clothing & Beanie Babies.  The little Beanies were used to cradle & position the tiny little babies.  Our little girls were so incredibly small, but absolutely perfect in every way!

Just a few years later, they were already growing too fast for this Nana.  Oh my goodness, they were a couple of busy-bees, let me tell you!  What one didn't think of, the other one would.

How did they get this big?  Where-o-where did the time go?  I do miss those adorable little babies, but these beautiful young ladies will charm your socks off!  I think we'll keep them!


Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Awwww, they were so tiny! It just shows what a miracle babies are! Happy Birthday to them both!

  2. Happy Birthday to both girls! What a blessing! Sometimes looking at older pictures, it also makes me wish the kids hadn't grown up so fast! :) They are beautiful young ladies!

  3. They were almost miracle babies and look at them when they were girls and now as beautiful young ladies..wow, wow!! God is Good! Happy Birthday and many blessings to both.


  4. So adorable. Happy Birthday. Thanks for sharing. Hugs.

  5. Happy birthday to your beautiful grand darlins!


  6. Happy Birthday, what a couple of dolls, just beautiful, both of them! XO ~Liz

  7. happy birthday to your sweet granddaughters. Our granddaughter will be 13 on the 19th of August. xo

  8. What beauties! How blessed you are indeed.

    1. Thanks so much, Laura! I know we are very blessed.

  9. Your granddaughters are beautiful. Isn't it crazy how fast the time goes? Just wanted to thank you for the sweet comments after our car got it's boo-boo. We're driving around in a rental right now, but anxious to hear what the insurance company is going to do. Thanks for the follow and for letting me know about the no reply. I think I have it all figured out now. Hope you have a great rest of the week. Try to stay cool.
    Blessings, Nici

  10. They are beautiful and what a blessing! I wanted to make sure you knew I left you a reply on my blog. Thank you so much for commenting.

  11. Oh Bless those pretty girls. How tiny they were. Look how beautiful they are! Happy Birthday girls!

  12. Hi Cas, Your granddaughter are lovely. Isn't it fun being a grandma!

    It was so good to hear from you. I was just like you I had passed Pendleton on the freeway many times, but never stopped. This was a fun adventure. I only stay there about an hour and half, but it broke up the trip and simulated the mind. This country of ours has so many little nooks and crannies, and so many lovely people . . . it's just nice to slow down and enjoy what is right under our noses.
    Arizona is such a beautiful state. I lived one year in Tuscon when I was a teenager and what I remember most was the unbelievable sunsets. Another memory was the ants. We lived right on the edge of some vacant land and I used to take table scrapes and put them about 6 feet away from your gigantic ant hills. Then I would sit back and watch those little critters work. You could put a ham bone out there and in just a couple hours there was no meat at all left on the bone.
    Thanks so much for stopping by.
    Have a wonderful day, Connie :)

  13. Happy Birthday to your princesses! Wishing them a happy and brighter future ahead!

  14. Lovely girls. Even though there were of course ups and downs, I loved my daughter's teenage years. Much to look forward to!

  15. HI Cas! Oh, what beautiful birthday girls. What a blessing to have two pretties!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

  16. Such beautiful granddaughters and so lucky to be together. Joni


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