This mommy and me session was a little bit different then some of my other ones, as we added grandma in to these! Brittany and her family are pretty special to me, as she has become a really good friend to me over the last year and a half. I have loved watching their family grow and be able to take photos for them over the last year here.
Watching her kids around her mom just made me smile because it reminds me of my kids around their grandma. It also reminds me of how much we can miss out on with being a military family. A lot a families are able to have their kids grow up around their grandparents. They can walk down the street or drive over a couple of towns to visit, hang out for the day, eat dinner together, so on. In a military family we are often not anywhere close to family and do a lot of phone calls and FaceTime for the kids to be able to talk to and see their grandparents instead. I don't know about your military kids, but man ours don't miss a beat when they finally do get to see their grandparents again! Any time we go home to my mom and step-dads house the kids are talking about it the entire way there! They jump straight into my moms arms yelling "GRANDMA!" and give her the biggest hug. As soon as they see my step-dad they're yelling "PaPa let's go play ball!!" and it's like they weren't ever apart from them. We might not get to have weekly dinners, but the few dinners we get to have all together, while visiting, are long and time is spent around the table with stories and laughs, well after everyones plates have been cleared and the kids know that before bed, PaPa will ALWAYS makes popcorn for everyone to enjoy together. It's the little things that make time home for the kids the best.
So anyways, maybe military kiddos don't get to see their grandparents often but I know that special grandparent/grandkid bond is still there and they jump right back into the swing of things like they see each other every week!