So tiny grandma (aka my mom) made the trek from dry bumpy Albuquerque to humid flat Indianapolis for the weekend. the moosh was stoked.
Feel the love.

feel the love

Why do I call my mom tiny grandma?

Tiny Grandma
Tiny grandma has quirks, ones I forgot about having not lived with her for awhile. Here are a few of them.
A. Her neti pot. She swears she’d die a slow horrible congested death without this thing. She uses it everyday. If she doesn’t, you’ll hear about it. She’ll even try to convince you to use one. I don’t. I think it’s weird. But whatever floats her sinuses.

B. Hair clips, always. Hair clips, everywhere.

C. Samples and trial sizes, girl loves samples and trial sizes like raccoons love shiny things. They go with her everywhere.

D. Shower cap, she’s the only person I know that uses a shower cap. I feel like I should use a shower cap because she does.

E. Bluetooth, when you call her expect a 14 second delay between “HELLO!” and the next word while she puts her headset in. I’d like to say Bluetooth was invented because of my mom.

About Tiny

So there’s a bit of background, on to her visit. I took her downtown to see the “art”.

modern art
Then I took her to eat cheeseburgers. Actually I just took her to wear the hat, the cheeseburgers were the bonus.
can i haz a tiny gramma
Then we blew bubbles. Actually I blew bubbles, the moosh popped them, tiny grandma photographed them.
I came really close to passing out right around bubble 2,876.
blowing bubbles
I took her to yoga with me. Little did we know the zoo was hosting a free yoga class outside the deserts pavilion.
yoga lemur
Then we ran around and took pictures of my kid.
Because I don’t have enough pictures of her.
For hire
for hire, not cheap

Did I mention tiny grandma is a photographer? Like for real for real? Buy and hang some of her stuff on your walls, or if you’re in New Mexico let her take your picture. She’s pretty stinkin’ good.
Tiny takes Photos

Would you expect any less from and Indiana zoo?

Seal Tank
Looking for polar bears.
polar bear
Looking for dolphins.
Dolphin Watching
People say they can tell we are mother and daughter, I honestly couldn’t see it until this picture was taken.
On her last night in town the tiny moosh curled up in a tiny lap and watched Dora before bed.
Tiny Lap

the moosh misses tiny grandma.
I miss tiny grandma.
Come back soon tiny grandma.
Neti pot and all.


  1. Ohhh, I think I love your mom!! I’m a huge neti pot fan also. And, I try to get people to use one all the time!

    A woman after my own heart. 🙂 Looks like you had a blast!

  2. Great post! I’m glad you had a fun visit with your mom! And she might be a for real for real photographer (and the photos of the bubbles are great) but you take some pretty gorgeous pics yourself. Of course it helps that your kid is so freaking adorable!

  3. Cute post!

    I want a Tiny Grandma! She’s cute and takes GREAT photos!
    Sounds like you had a great time.

  4. Oh my stars—my Dad uses a shower cap too! I should show you the pics I have, or at least one. They are hysterical! (look for one on my site soon!)

    Seriously, on the photography, I’d like to see some. We live in the Southwest too and would love some good southwestern photography. Does she have a website portfolio?

    Loved the pics!

  5. ok, WHAT is a neti pot??

    (oh, and all that white space above the posts…..gone now!)

  6. I checked out your mom’s photo website. WOW! Fantastic photos. Gives me something to aspire to.

  7. Awww~ sounds like loads of “tiny” fun 😀 Great pics (and illustrations!!)

  8. love it! your mom pretty much rocks…apparently it runs in the family 😉

    i too find neti pots a bit disturbing…

  9. p.s. my mom is tiny too…and bossy would be very proud of your artwork

  10. Your mom looks like a lot of fun, which is always a good quality in the grandma.

    And what’s up with the downtown Indy “art”? We were there a few weeks ago and saw one of those with an image of a woman in a miniskirt dancing. My husband turned to me and asked, “What is that? Are they advertising prostitutes or something?”

  11. Those are fantastic photos!

  12. I have a tiny mom too! She also wears a shower cap (to protect her permed hair!)and is all about the hands-free phone. I don’t think she’s ever heard of a neti pot though -and honestly, I find them terribly disturbing.

  13. Lord, you two look more like sisters than mother & daughter! And what is up with frying so much stuff up there in Indy? I thought we Southerners had the market on frying – in every way imaginable.

  14. Sniffle, sniffle. I miss you, I miss Indy, I miss Tiny Grandma. Your mom’s hair has GROOOOOOWWWWWNNNNNNN!!!! SO long, and it is hard to tell the difference between you two, because, well, you’re both tiny around the middle! Love your cute zoo post, love the fried Pepsi and the polar bear!


  15. So sweet!

  16. I have no idea what a neti pot is?!?! Is it something sexual?!

  17. Hi! I’ve never been here before but, your little girl is the cutest. I, too, would love to know what the Neti pot is. Great pics.

  18. That was soooo sweet!

    Your mom’s quirks sound much more tolerable than mine. Does she read your blog?

    I kid!

    Beautiful pictures.

  19. What a sweet (and funny, of course!) post…I absolutely love when my mom comes to visit for a few days. The boys adore her, and we always have such a good time.

    Man, the moosh is gorgeous!

  20. One of my best friends swears by (what I’ve dubbed) the inPOD (insane neti pot of death). Just hearing about it makes my eyes water. My lawyer is researching the legal precedence for terminating a friendship on the grounds of irreconcilable inPOD differences. 😉

  21. Ok, I have to admit, after I saw the Neti Pot on Oprah I’ve really wanted to try one. I get really congested when I’m prego and get desperate! (insert sheepish grin here)

    Your Mom is so pretty and looks like so much fun! You know- I don’t think I’ve ever met her. She reminds me of Lois Lane. Spunky!

  22. I should call my mom Tiny, too. My mom is 5’2″ and I’m 5’9″.
    You have a very cool mom!

  23. for the love of moosh, casey, THREE! of us want to know what a neti pot is?

  24. Tiny Grandma is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! (And not nearly old enough to be a grandma, I might add.)

  25. There is something about neti pot users … they are obsessed & feel the need to get everyone else to use them! My college roommate is a neti pot user & she always tried to talk me into getting one!


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