grandma at pride parade

What would be the most unexpected place to take your grandmother? That's right: gay pride parade! I explained to her what the parade was all about and that it would be fun. She didn't quite understand at first mostly because I bought her a pink feather boa for her to wear and she thought it was somewhat of a Carnaval parade. When the parade began, she noticed that there were families, elderly people, children, basically, people of all ages watching the parade and she didn't feel like the weird one. At a certain point, she looked at me and said: "Are all these people gay?" That's when I knew she fully understood.  

Then they started handing out free stuff. That's when the fun began! All she wanted was to collect as many colorful chains as possible!

At the end of the parade, this is what she looked like. 
I had absolutely no responsibility in this. Ok, maybe just the pink feathered boa.

There is one thing that grandma and I do agree on: gay men are interesting to look at!

grandma goes pumpkin shopping

I've got so much to share about this past week, like the surprise visit from my cousins, but I couldn't resist sharing what we did today. I took grandma to a pumpkin farm and she loved being in the country side.

We were in luck because as soon as we got to the farm, there was a hayride about to begin and take us on a tour of the farm.

We brought home 2 small pumpkins (but not as small as the one she is holding!) and a bag of apples so next week I can make more pie!

She found the wagons really helpful and very easy to maneuver: 

grandma before and after

In her 84 years of existence, never has my grandmother put on makeup. She's a simple person with a simple rural life and the whole ordeal of enhancing beauty with makeup wasn't part of her day-to-day worries. But now she´s in Atlanta and she doesn't leave the house without a little touch of hair and makeup. You know what? She likes it!

Grandma before.


A touch of foundation. 

Eye shadow and eye brow pencil. 

Pink colored gloss and mascara.
Grandma after.

And then we went shopping. Notice the bright red nail polish? So nice!

grandma does the random stuff that grandmas do in atlanta

Grandma helps walk Charlotte. 
Grandma plays tennis.

Grandma eats blueberry pancakes for breakfast.
Grandma goes for coffee at Starbucks. 

Grandma goes to a climbing gym and watches really hot men sweat it out!