These pictures were taken in November 2006. Justin and his family had moved to Olathe, Kansas (about 3 hours from us) in the summer of 2005 and Paige started school there in the fall. Grandparents aren't supposed to have favorite. We all know that! But this little girl and her Papa always had a really tight connection. From the very day she was born right up until the day he died. He talked about her as if she were his own child. He loved her so much.
These were taken during her First Grade Year! We had driven up to eat lunch with her at school. In fact, we went there or she came to our house at least every other week. I know that 3 hours isn't very far away, but we felt like she had moved to China. We were used to seeing her every single day.
Now one another note....I don't know why I ever wore my hair like that. Yuck! It was too long and too curly. What was I thinking? One of those bad hair years for this granny.