Nana and Papa

Something that I am very thankful for is for having the luxury of having Elin watched during the day by my mother while I am at work. Elin loves spending time with her and playing at her house. They have routines where they go to gymboree classes, the park, and story times at the library. They also go on special outings to the zoo and children’s museum.


This week, Elin and my mom got to go to the zoo with my sister and nephews. I’m so glad she also gets to spend time with them when they are out of school.



Elin also loves when her Papa comes home from work. Even though he has worked all day, he always drops everything and plays with her until I get off work and to their house to pick her up.



I am so happy and blessed to have both of the parents so close in my life and that Elin gets to spend lots of quality time with them as well.



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  1. Those pictures are adorable! I love having our family close by too – they’re such a help and love that the kids get to grow up with them around ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Precious pictures! I often desire at least one family member living close to us so that Lily would have that bond and maybe also to have a competent babysitter on call. ๐Ÿ˜‰ definitely a little thing to cherish!

  3. Awww. I love this! Having a bond with grandparents is just something that you will never be able to replace. I never had that, so I love seeing when kids do!

  4. Oh I’m so jealous of having parents close! My parents are half a country away. All I have to say is thank God for FaceTime. Seriously.

    Super sweet pictures, Chrissy.

  5. Adorable photos! My mom watches Josephine while I work and I am so fortunate to have that luxury and peace of mind that she is being taken care of just as I would take care of her. I can’t wait for some warm weather around here, so my mom can take her on some outings!

  6. DYING over the picture with the toolbelt and the adorable little outfit… so sweet!!

  7. My parents watch my daughter as well while I am at work, and it is wonderful! It’s so great to have family close by to help out!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Such sweet pictures! How wonderful that your Mom is able to watch her during the day!

  9. That is such a sweet blessing! I’m sure it makes your mom’s dad to grow the relationship with her granddaughter as much as Elin loves spending time with grandma.

  10. So sweet! I am sure it’s easier for you to go to work knowing that she’s in the best of hands. Plus, it’s great for her to have that time/bond with her grandparents.

  11. I love that your mom is able and willing to watch her for you! My mom used to watch my nephew when he was itty bitty. I love that now Callie gets to spend more time with her NaNa – it’s just so sweet to watch. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Aren’t grandparents the greatest things ever?! I love that E gets to spend so much time with your mom. That is so special for them both. Mac is actually going to my dad’s farm for the whole weekend as we speak! He is such a “papa’s boy” and they’ve got big plans to dig up worms, feed the goats, ride the tractor, and go fishing. I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚