Sunday, January 26, 2014

Grandparents Day



Molly Kate beams a welcome. (Photo by Walter Skupien)

Grandparents Day at granddaughter Molly Kate’s kindergarten in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was a delightful first for grandparents Baboo and Nana. All the grandparents packed our grandchildren’s classroom, proud planets circling our own little suns.

Molly Kate applies scissor skills to the outline of a grandparent’s hand.

Each student worked together with one to four adults on a well-planned, simple craft.


Thanks to other grandparents, I was able to have a turn in one of the extra little classroom chairs so that I could work with Molly Kate. All four of her grandparents traced the outline of one of their hands and wrote a note to our granddaughter on the paper hands before she cut them out.

She used the hands and other embellishments to decorate a construction paper placemat. Her teachers later laminated the granddaughter-grandparent creation as Molly Kate’s take-home reminder of Grandparents Day 2013.

My reminders of the kindergarten’s happy celebration are the above “from-where-I-sit” snapshots and the photos below that an obliging teacher’s assistant snapped.

Molly Kate with paternal grandparents Baboo and Nana

Molly Kate with maternal grandparents Mimi and Papa

14 comments:

Terra said...

Molly Kate is blessed to have all 4 grandparents there, and in her life.

Sandra said...

fantastic fotos of the two sets of GP with her.. she is blessed to have both sets there... she is just adorable

Freda said...

Brilliant photos and what a lovely idea to have Grandparents Day. Sadly we are too far away to make such visits possible.

Blessings from Dalamory
www.freda.org.uk

gigihawaii said...

What a cute kid. I love these family photos.

Friko said...

That is a much-loved little girl and so lucky that both sets of grandparents can manage to visit on their special day.

photowannabe said...

How delightful.
Molly looks so proud.
I love that project, especially the messages on the hands and then laminated.
What wonderful memories.

photowannabe said...

Oops, I didn't do her name correctly, sorry Molly Kate.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

What a wonderful set of photos of a treasured memory. Molly Kate is a special girl with special grandpaents. How fortunate she is getting to know you better. Dianne

Arkansas Patti said...

What a neat idea and how wonderful that she had all her grandparents to make her day special.

dkzody said...

LOVE Grandparents's day. Hoping we will be able to attend our grandkid's school events like this. Being retired should free up the time to do so. Love your photos of the day.

edshunnybunny said...

How blessed Molly Kate is to have four grandparents to share 'Grandparents Day' with, and how sweet she'll have take-home reminder to keep, as well.

Mage said...

Look at this charmer of a granddaughter and her family. What wonderful stuff. I love this post.

Gail Dixon said...

What a precious little girl! And how blessed she was to have all four grandparents there to make her day extra special. I'm sure she will cherish the hand notes forever!

Retired English Teacher said...

How cool is this? Your granddaughter is just darling. I love her smile and her concentration. She is a fortunate girl to be surrounded by such supportive grandparents. You are fortunate to have been able to have this experience.