“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Friday, June 05, 2009

♥Rachel Elizabeth makes everyday a PINK SATURDAY for her Mimi♥

Rachel's toes, 18 months old
What you see here...this little pink girl. This soft and precious adorable, darling is my one and only grand-daughter, Rachel Elizabeth. I have two sons. Of those sons they've blessed me with seven, beautiful babies to hold and to love and to watch grow and blossom into remarkable little people. Each and every one a sweet♥ but Rachel is the girl. The little baby that I thought I would never get to hold. Now, let me say right now, seven boys would have suited me just fine, too, but this little gal...well, she's something special, that's for sure.

Just a little girl but you can see the future beauty already
Her mom and dad are the kind of parents who do things with their children, not just house and feed them. Their children participate in life...learning, loving, sharing, growing. This spring each of the older three (10, 7, 4)were given a garden plot and were allowed to plant whatever their ♥s desired. The boys, well, they planted food. Yes, the male DOES think with his belly! But Rachel...she decided to plant flower seeds so she could pick flowers and make bouquets all summer long.

Last week I sent her the pink hat and rosebud gardening tools you see for her to wear and use when she is out tending to her flower patch. My son, I imagine, took her outside for a little photo shoot so Mimi could see her little gal modeling her gifts.
Rachel, 2.5 years old
Those of you who read my blog know that I'm fairly good with words but when it comes to Rachel I keep running out. What do you say after pretty and lovely and precious and sweet and kind and a good sister to her baby brother and tender and coy and curious - the list is endless.
Rachel, 4.5 years
So today, I share with you my Rachel. The little girl that never in my wildest dreams did I believe would be born into my family but, oh, boy, am I ever happy she came down from Heaven to touch all of our lives. What a treat!

The future flower peddler
Find more pink goodies over at Beverly's How Sweet the Sound and...how sweet it is!


Anonymous said...

Lovely, cute pinks, Mimi. Have a nice PS.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Rachel is a beauty & by the looks of the last picture, a future Martha Stewart with her Mimi's gardening hat and tools! Give your little Miss a hug for me when you see her! ♥ Diane

ps I love her curls!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Rachel is a beauty!!! Love all your pretty pink photos of her!
Happy Pink Saturday!
♥ Teresa

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Rachel is absoltely adorable! Thanks for sharing all those darling pretty in pink pics of her!

Happy Pink Saturday!


AK said...

thanks for your lovely comment on my post! I wish you all the best for the weekend! From AK

Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh you lucky girls to have each other, I see ooddles of pink in your future. Enjoy!!!!!

Chandy said...

She is lovely indeed! What a precious child to bring your world an extra touch of pink!

graciegirl said...

Oh yes to be a grandma of a sweet little girl there are no words to discribe the feeling one has...from one "gamma" to another.
Your photos are ever so endearing.

Happy Pink Saturday back to you.

Lisa said...

Mimi, it is always a pleasure to visit you on Pink Saturday and everyday!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Betzie said...

Your Rachel is beautiful and I so hope I can get a gorgeous granddaughter one day...I have two sons as well. :)
Love the pics!!
You are blessed!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Mimi,
What a sweet little pinkie your Rachel is! Love the "Theme From A Summer Place" playing in the background! I've tried to get that set up on my blog but just can't seem to get it. Have a wonderful weekend.


Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Rachel is a living doll! A very special Pink Saturday at your blog.

Marina Capano said...

what a cute girl!
she is so sweet!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Aaawww what a sweet post and she is adorable! :-)The wait sure was worth it :-)

Happy PS!


Sonia said...


Oh how sweet is your Rachel, with her chubby litte pink toes--just adorable...I hope some day to have a granddaughter too! I am the mom of three boys, no girls! Anyway hope you weekend is full of joy and how blessed you are to have your precious Rachel! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Sares said...

What a precious little girl! I especially love the little pink toes. I love to kiss on my two year old nephew feetsies! Happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh weekend and I hope you get some flowers from that little flower patch soon!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Little girls and pink...this is a perfect combination. So glad to hear that you are enjoying your pink morning.

Sit-N-Chat said...

Yes, you are very blessed. God is so good. Seven little boys is great, too. And all the pink goes right along with Rachel.

Have a great weekend.


Sue said...

What a sweetheart......I'm sure all of those words you used to describe her are true. She looks so cute in her gardening outfit. Happy Pink Saturday !

imjacobsmom said...

You are blessed, that's for sure! Seven boys and your sweet sweet girl - Life is Good! Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Terri said...

She is a cutie. I can understand how special she is to you after having all those boys. I hope you have a great pink Saturday. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

Beth at Aunties said...

She is a beautiful sweet girl and Looks so cute decked out in PINK. Pink is so refreshing after so much blue.
It sounds like she doesn't have only wonderful grandparents but a wise mom and dad too!

Happy PS!


Thanks for your visit!

Shey said...

She's so adorable! Sweet innocence. Very pretty too. Happy for you.

Happy Pinkness! :)

Anonymous said...

She is just precious, oh that face! Yummy, adorable little girl.

Happy Pink Saturday. It's been stormy and rainy here in Southwest Florida. I hope your day is full of sunny skies, warm temps and plenty of Pink!


Claudia said...

She's absolutely adorable, Mimi! Happy Pink Saturday!

susan said...

I got goosebumps when I read your post and saw that adorable face. She is special and luck to have you also! There is just a special bond between mothers/daughters'granddaughters! Our one and only daughter is getting married next Saturday and I am FILLED with emotion--can you tell :) Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful of your darling little granddaughter. You have a perfect right to be proud.
Happy Pink Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Woops. Left a word out. Beautiful pictures. I meant to say beautiful pictures.

Deb said...

What a precious post & granddaughter! I love your "future flower peddler" scrapbook page - just gorgeous!
Happy Pink Saturday Mimi & Thank you for your lovely comment.

g said...

Isn't she sweet? Cute toes! Have a great weekend, Mimi.

Stephanie said...

What a precious Angel!! She is certainly a blessing!!

I truly enjoyed your General Motors story. Thanks for that!!

Thanks for stopping by to say hello.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Michelle said...

Mimi- Rachel is so angelic looking with those curls, what a sweetie. I can't wait to try a couple of your recipe's they look great, thank you for sharing and thank you for the very nice comment on my blog...I hope you have an awesome weekend! God Bless, Happy PS.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

she is a beauty.... Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

RobinfromCA said...

Darling photos! I'm sure she's all of those things you said!

Happy Pink Saturday!

koralee said...

How adorable is she...these photo images are amazing...I love them all! Happy pink to you!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Thanks Sooo much for stopping by and welcoming me so!

I love the pink toe nails the best i think :)

TTFN~~ Claudia

Dawn said...

She is soooo cute! Boys are grand but girls are special! I have 1 of each and consider myself verrrry lucky!

Michelle said...

Love the name Rachel Elizabeth! And her toes are so cute and fat! Don't you just love babies fingers and toes!

I have an award for you on my blog. So head on over and cut/paste.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Jade Creative said...

Those are some cute pink toes.
Sweet Pink Post.
Thanks for visiting.
Have a wonderful day.

someplace in thyme said...

Awww, it doesn't get any better than that sweetness does it, happy pink saturday, Char

CC said...

Such a beautiful, sweet little one.
She is such a beauty. Happy belated Pink Saturday and have a lovely week.

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you. Beautiful pics, thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

What a sweet and adorable little darling! You are truly blessed!

Shopgirl said...

Rachel will break a few hearts one day. What a pink Doll. Keep having fun, they do grow up so fast.
I love to dress my Granddaughters, it is just more fun.
Hugs, Mary

Prim Rose Hill said...

Lovely, as always!
Please visit my blog to receive your award Mimi!

Anonymous said...

She is so adorable...how precious! Love her hat and garden tools...She is sooo Cute! Happy Pink

Beansieleigh said...

Oh, she is ADORABLE!! I have only just started admitting this, but I now find I can't WAIT for grandchildren myself someday here. My daughter is in college, and that is where she should be for now!.. but SOMEDAY, I hope for little grandsons and granddaughters to spend a great deal of time with, God willing!! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're having a wonderful week!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your granddaughter is ADORABLE, Mimi! I have one granddaughter out of 5 grands & yep, little girls are special.