Having some granddaughter time

@BelleStarr (38978)
United States
April 18, 2016 6:37am CST
I had the best day yesterday. My daughter, daughter in law , granddaughter and I went to Cranston, Rhode Island to buyy her first communion dress. She will be making her First Communion on the Saturday before mother's day in May. My daughter is her god-mother and offered to pay for the dress. So we went to church early and then drove to Cranston. My daughter in law and granddaughter met us at a restaurant for lunch and then we all went to the shop. Oh my goodness, it was like Kleinfelds but for smaller dresses. It was so much fun. Syd (my granddaughter) likes everything so she tried on 6 dresses before she found the perfect one. She loved it right away and so did we and she didn't want to try on any more. After that it was a tiara, a veil, shoes, gloves and tights. She was just beaming when we left the site. Her mom had a wake to attend in Westerly, R.I. and we took Syd with us Of course we had to stop on the way home (it was an hour and a half drive) for frozen yogurt!! It was a wonderful girls day out and we were all exhausted by the time we were all back home!! I hope everyone had a great weekend too!!
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@Juliaacv (31240)
• Canada
18 Apr 16
She looks so nice in that dress. Its sounds like it was a fun girls day out.
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
18 Apr 16
It was and that dress is very much in the style that my daughter Kasey had for her wedding dress.
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@Juliaacv (31240)
• Canada
18 Apr 16
@BelleStarr I love the style, its timeless.
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
19 Apr 16
@Juliaacv It is so different from the dress that I wore for my First Communion but I have to say it fits Syd's personality perfectly!!
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@jaboUK (54462)
• United Kingdom
18 Apr 16
Syd looks absolutely gorgeous, what a beautiful dress. Will she be able to wear it for anything else, do you think?
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
18 Apr 16
They wear it to church later in the month when they crown the statue of Mary but she probably won't wear it again.
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@jaboUK (54462)
• United Kingdom
18 Apr 16
@BelleStarr It's a pity if she can't get any more use out of it than that.
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
18 Apr 16
@jaboUK I know but perhaps she will save it for her own daughter someday.
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@marlina (74762)
• Canada
18 Apr 16
Glad that you had a great girls day out!
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
18 Apr 16
Thank you it was a lot of fun but I was really tired last night!!
@MarymargII (10022)
• Toronto, Ontario
19 Apr 16
Oh she is so adorable- like a little angel- yes it is First Communion time here as well!
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
19 Apr 16
Thank you, needless to say I am a very proud grandma!!
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@MarymargII (10022)
• Toronto, Ontario
19 Apr 16
@BelleStarr I have a granddaughter as well and she's just two- we take care of her a few times a week- the apple of my eye of course.
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
20 Apr 16
@MarymargII lol Of course, there is something so special about grandkids!!
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• United States
18 Apr 16
she looks like'n angel :D i'm so glad ya gals got to spend all the time together - priceless moments jest packed with memories. 's the norm, 'twas a quiet weekend here...'xcept fer the howlin' winds, lol.
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
18 Apr 16
lol She really is a nice little girl and they loved her at the store because she will try on anything. They said some kids come in and say no, no , no before they even try things on.
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
18 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx She surprised us by how easily she made up her mind and seemed delighted with her choice.
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• United States
18 Apr 16
@BelleStarr that's wonderful :D like i said, mine'd still be there 'n prolly tryin' to argue with her momma that she wanted 4-5 'n refuse to settle'n jest the one. 'course, i'm a cranky granny'n don't put'p with that sorta nonsense - but her momma does'n she knows't, lol.
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@shshiju (10545)
• Cochin, India
19 Apr 16
She looks cute in white dress. congrats for her first holy communion.
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
19 Apr 16
Thank you , she will be making it in May and is very excited.
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@shshiju (10545)
• Cochin, India
20 Apr 16
@BelleStarr That's great. Regards to all great Girls company.
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@just4him (120069)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Apr 16
She's adorable in that dress!
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
19 Apr 16
Thank you, she really does know how to pose!!
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@just4him (120069)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Apr 16
@BelleStarr That she does!
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@SIMPLYD (80319)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
Wow, she's adorable and looks like an angel . And that tiara and what do you call that , hand gloves ? , just completed the ensemble .
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
20 Apr 16
Thank you yes, she wanted the works and her godmother made sure she got it. lol
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@SIMPLYD (80319)
• Philippines
20 Apr 16
@BelleStarr That;s good then .
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@CRK109 (14459)
• United States
18 Apr 16
You didn't go to Joe's Place, did you?
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
19 Apr 16
No we went to Christian Expressions. Where is Joe's Place?
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@CRK109 (14459)
• United States
19 Apr 16
@BelleStarr Joe's Place is in Cranston, a stone's throw from where I live. It's where most of the locals here go for First Communion dresses and when I worked at the church, when the parents would ask me where they could go to begin their shopping for their dresses, I always pointed them in that direction.
@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
18 Apr 16
Your granddaughter looks lovely in her first communion dress. Sounds like it was a lovely family day out, we also had a great weekend and it was exhausting to us also.
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
18 Apr 16
It is worth it though isn't it to have a great day!!
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@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
18 Apr 16
@BelleStarr It sure is worth it even if you are really tired and have to lay down when you come home.
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@AnneEJ (5008)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
18 Apr 16
Glad you had that time with your granddaughter. She is a beautiful young lady. When I was at the mall on Saturday, I saw a display of all these white dresses, and was amazed at the variety they have to choose from.
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
18 Apr 16
Yes they literally had hundreds at this shop. She is very excited and she really does like to dress up.
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@AnneEJ (5008)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
18 Apr 16
@BelleStarr I used to sew for my granddaughter when she was little, and loved to see her all dressed up, but she is a teenager now, and too far away for me to even buy clothes for her.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
18 Apr 16
What a beautiful little girl! My DIL got her wedding gown at Kleinfelds, so I know what you mean. Lol! Glad you had a wonderful girls day out. Btw, my roommate in college was a Cranston. Her grandfather founded it.
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
18 Apr 16
Well it is a hard town to navigate this I can tell you. It looks like a typical factory town from this area. And thtnk you, I think she is beautiful too!!
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
18 Apr 16
@BelleStarr I've never been there. She grew up in Stamford. Lol!
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@LadyDuck (163150)
• Switzerland
18 Apr 16
She looks beautiful with this white dress. I still remember mine, I was so happy to wear my beautiful white dress for the First Communion. I think that now in Italy the girls must all wear the same long white dress, just because they must to be all equal for that day.
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
18 Apr 16
For Confirmation they kids now wear identical robes but for First Communion I don't know any church in our area that makes the kids dress the same. It is a good idea I suppose so you can't tell who can afford an expensive dress and who can not.
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@LadyDuck (163150)
• Switzerland
19 Apr 16
@BelleStarr I believe that it was decided just to avoid those who cannot afford an expensive dress to feel different. I remember, when I was a kid, some girls wore very expensive and beautiful dresses.
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@JudyEv (125911)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 16
Your grand-daughter looks absolutely beautiful. I can imagine how thrilled she must be.
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
20 Apr 16
She loves being the center of attention so this was just the perfect day for her and she is excited about the actual First Communion.
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@Lucky15 (33754)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
Lovely syd ;) I have a.nice.weekend, got a surprise visit from a.cutie ;)
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
19 Apr 16
Well come on, you need to tell me a little more than that!!
• Davao, Philippines
19 Apr 16
she's so beautiful
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
19 Apr 16
Thank you I appreciate your saying so.
@antonbunot (9486)
• Calgary, Alberta
18 Apr 16
O, she is so cute and pretty!
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
19 Apr 16
Thank you I think so too lol
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@Susan2015 (20992)
• United States
18 Apr 16
She looks very pretty and what a great dress. Glad you all enjoyed yourselves.
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
19 Apr 16
Thank you we did have just the best time!!
@PatZAnthony (12772)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
18 Apr 16
Family time is always the best!
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
18 Apr 16
It is and no matter how hard we try there never seems to be enough of it.
@Elizaby (3684)
• Pensacola, Florida
18 Apr 16
It was a good weekend here as it was quiet and on Sunday it was sunny. Glad you had a good day shopping and enjoying time with your granddaughter
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
18 Apr 16
Thanks we are having war weather here too in the 70s, sunny and beautiful.
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