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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Happy Birthday Kendall

It is hard to believe that Kendall is 13 years old today.

Here is the first picture of Kendall on my blog back in 2012.


We were going to the library and she had her book bag on her shoulder.

And another one...



Oh she still had her baby teeth. Let me pause and wipe away a tear.:)

Here she is at her birthday dinner at Mellow Mushroom.


She is sitting by her favorite brother, Hudson. They have the same quirky sense of humor and get along very well.  I am sure she is drinking her favorite beverage, Dr Pepper.

Oh how we love this girlie who taught us how to be grandparents.  I will admit that the oldest grandchild  will always be special as you could not wait for them to arrive and you wanted to see them every day. Not that I don't want to see my other grands every day but as you add to the tribe, you calm down from that first Nana Mania.

At 13, she continues to be very smart. She has a brain like a steel trap. She is good at math, though history is probably her favorite subject. She watches you tube a lot and enjoys attending the local Huntsville Comicon, dressed as her favorite anime character. Quirky, sweet and artistic too. After school on Wednesday we went to Hobby Lobby so she could choose her own art supplies. She is a great pencil artist so I want her to have the kind of pencils she favors. And the bonus was getting time to spend with just me and my girl. I know as she gets older, she will pull away just as my own children did so I am reminding myself to cherish the moment.

13 comments:

świechna said...

It's such a good feeling to watch people as they grow up and become smarter :)

Sandy said...

She is so precious. That first picture just gets me. You were wise in your birthday gift choice and the time too. I know my kids went less to my mom's, but they fiercely loved her.

Dianna said...

Oh my goodness, Arlene. I am sitting here with tears that are about to spill over. What a precious post. I totally understand what you share about that first grandchild. Ours was a grandson who was in Mexico City so he was three months old before we "met" him face to face, but I would make tape recordings of my reading to him from children's books. \

Kendall is beautiful and I'm so glad that you had the one on one opportunity with her to take her shopping for the pencils she wanted.

Hugs to you, my sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

She’s lovely! What a beautiful tribute you’ve e written of her, handsome brother as well! Happy birthday to her!

Robin in Virginia said...

Happy birthday wishes to Kendall! It sounded like you had a wonderful outing with her to Hobby Lobby. Thank you for sharing her with us!

Visits With Mary said...

She is precious, happy birthday Kendall!!

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Glad you got to spend some birthdy time with Kendall. They do grow up and away from us for a bit, but enjoy them while we can.

Terri D said...

Happy birthday to your teenager! Kendall is a lovely young woman! Art supplies make a great gift! You might be surprised about that pulling-away phase. It might be different with grandparents!

Meg said...

Such a sweet post, Arlene. Happy Birthday, Kendall!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KENDALL Wishing you a day of joy and your teen years be happy ones. Have a blessed year.
Marion,Marilyn and Joan

Mari said...

Oh my! I know what you mean about the tear - fun to see them grow but sad to see the toddler, young child stage end.
Happy Birthday to Kendall!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday to your first grandchild. I was the first grandchild in my family and I always had a very close relationship with my paternal grandmother, it never faded....I hope Kendall always cherishes the bond you have with her.

RJ said...

Happy Birthday Kendall. What a joyful day that was when she was born. I can just imagine the feeling of having your first grandchild. She is a beautiful girl in every way and I know you are very proud of her. RJ