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Monday, October 28, 2019

She's growing up!

Last week was Alaina's birthday.  She turned 8!  She's really looking older and acting older too.
She got her ears pierced on her birthday, and Laura and Aaron stopped by with her after it was done so she could show us.


 See those cute earrings?



 She was pretty happy!



 Ruby thought she needed to get into a photo too.



And here's what else happened last week.  She got braces!

Aaagh!  Time is going too fast!

17 comments:

Joyful said...

Happy birthday to your granddaughter. She is so happy with her pierced ears. I remember well when I was finally allowed to have mine but I was twice as old, lol. The little ones are growing so fast, aren't they?

Laurel Wood said...

Happy Birthday to Alaina. It has been a joy to watch she and Ruby thru the years. I was about her age when I got my ears pierced. I hope the braces won't give her any pain. I wore braces, also. I know they and their mom have been under the weather and I pray they are feeling better. xoxo

Jean said...

Beautiful, sweet Alaina! This does seem to be the stage where our eight-year-olds are getting beyond the “cute” stage and moving on to looking and acting older. It does seem impossible. Weren’t we just eagerly awaiting their births?

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

She is such a pretty little girl. Time goes by too fast and they grow up too fast.

Beth Cotell said...

8 already??? Happy birthday to Alaina!

Kim said...

Pierced ears and braces! Those are big milestones for your grands. Everyone is growing up!

Changes in the wind said...

A defining moment, getting your ears pierced but still a sweet big sister.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

You are right Mari. Time does fly by and we can really see it in our grands. What a lovely young lady Alaina is growing up to be.

Michelle said...

Happy birthday to Alaina! Ear piercings and braces are the marks of growing up. She is a cutie as is Ruby.

Stacy Averette said...

Mari, I saw your comment on another blog and had to visit. I love your blog! I've been blogging since 2012 and have almost quit several times. It's hard to keep up with all the things! But in the end, I decided I just wanted to have a space to share my thoughts and little pieces of my life. I've had a hard time relating to big bloggers and have decided to search out women like myself. Glad I found your sweet blog!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh dear...ear piercing...awesome.
And braces...painful from my childhood. But, they've come a long way.

Sweet girls.

Debi said...

Happy birthday to Alaina! Eight is such a fun age. It seems to me that the older I get the faster time flies.

Terri D said...

Oh my goodness! It is so fun being able to watch these beautiful girls grow up through your blog posts. I feel like I know them. Time goes much too fast!!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Whaaaaat? Pierced ears and braces? ALAINA? Nooooooo! hahaaa ... such a dollbaby. Going to be a lovely young lady soon. A belated happy birthday to Alaina. xoxo

Henny Penny said...

Happy Birthday Alaina! Alaina is growing up. She looks so cute and so sweet. I like the earrings and those cute braces. Their pictures always make me smile, like Ruby peeping into that last picture. They are adorable.

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

When did she get that grown up?? The time flies too fast. sigh.
Happy belated bday to her! xoxo

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Such a pretty girl with a beautiful smile--and some cute earrings.