Grandparents’ Day 2014

Blessed are those who
spoil and snuggle,
hug and hope,
pray and pamper,
boast and brag
for they shall be called

For Grandparents’ Day, Kamden has a special message to send his Mammaw and Papaw, Nana C and Grandaddy, and his great-grandmothers, Neenie and Nana Rose:





Okay, so he was a bit distracted by all the sights and sounds during his photo shoot, but Kamden loves his grandparents very, very much!

Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being. ~ Margaret Mead ~

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. ~ Rudolph Giuliani ~

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~ Alex Haley ~

While I wish we lived closer to them, it’s still pretty amazing how fortunate Kamden is that his grandparents are present and active in his life, despite the miles that separates us. Fortunately, they are more than willing to hop in the car (or board an airplane) for an impromptu play date and visit.

Husband’s parents live two hours away in East Texas and mine are in Kentucky, a two-hour plane ride or 14+ hours in the car. Technology bridges the gap (miles) in magical ways, allowing our parents the opportunity to watch Kamden grow up and I’m incredibly grateful for this. No matter how far it is to the grandparents’ house, time (and rules!) know no bounds. It’s a free-for-all in the hugs, kisses, snuggles, and tickles department and, fortunately, Kamden has an unlimited supply!

Perhaps the best thing about grandparents is they don’t strap you to the high-chair, make you wear an adorable monkey hat (thanks, Jennifer!) and take a million-billion-trillion pictures of you right before naptime. Gosh, Mom can be so insensitive and a real pain sometimes! 🙂


Admit it, that is the cutest picture in the history of ever. You’re welcome.


By |2014-09-06T07:15:58+00:00September 6th, 2014|Humor, Kamden, Photography, Uncategorized|13 Comments

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  1. Celeste Zachry September 6, 2014 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Ok…it IS the cutest in the history of ever. It made me giggle and tear up a little as well. We are all so very blessed to call you family as well, Auntie Neecole.

    • Nicole September 6, 2014 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      I honestly don’t know what I’d do without my Zachry family. Every squirrel finds a nut and I found four of them. 🙂

      On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 7:52 AM, Three 31 wrote:


  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin September 6, 2014 at 10:36 am - Reply

    he is the cutest!…great photos…and I love your ideas for connecting long distance on holidays!

    • Nicole September 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Ma’am! I think I could put Kamden in a potato sack, take a picture, and the grandparents would be head-over-heels in love with it. HA!!!!!

      On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 10:36 AM, Three 31 wrote:


  3. vintage1973regina September 6, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I appreciate the great pics that aren’t all warm fuzzy. Thank you!

    • Nicole September 6, 2014 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      HA, thank you! Kamden is NOT a whiney, fussy baby AT ALL so the fact that I actually captured one of his ‘spells’ is amazing. But he was not having the monkey hat, especially close to feeding and nap time. No way, Jose! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 11:39 AM, Three 31 wrote:


  4. Frances September 6, 2014 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Oh those are the cutest photos ever! He has some lucky grandparents. 🙂

    • Nicole September 7, 2014 at 2:33 am - Reply

      Awww, thank you, Frances! We sure think Kamden’s pretty special, as do the grandparents …. and aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.!!!! We are the lucky ones. 🙂

      On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 10:59 PM, Three 31 wrote:


  5. iamkellyann September 7, 2014 at 11:56 am - Reply

    I LOVE that monkey hat picture! haha love this post too. My grandparents have always been a huge part of my life…even when we lived 13 hours apart! Thanks for sharing. : )

    • Nicole September 7, 2014 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      Awww, Kelly, I know what you mean about being close to your grandparents. I’m fortunate that both of my grandmothers, Kamden’s great-grandmothers, are alive and well. That doesn’t mean they travel long distances well, but they are in great shape otherwise. I’m grateful for them and the example they lead and the love they share. I’m blessed. 🙂

      On Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 11:56 AM, Three 31 wrote:


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  7. Leah Mancl September 12, 2014 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Oh, my goodness. He is seriously so adorable! I have family all around the country, so I know how hard it can be. 🙁 I’m sure it’s even harder if he’s that cute! 😉

    • Nicole September 12, 2014 at 10:23 pm - Reply

      Oh Leah, I can’t hardly stand being away from my family in Kentucky but thank God for airplanes and automobiles!!!!!!! P.S. I think Kamden’s pretty cute too. HA 🙂

      On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 9:44 PM, Three 31 wrote:


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