Fans of classic TV remember Melissa Gilbert as one of the stars of Little House on the Prairie. She played Laura Ingalls. Her character would grow up to become the woman that wrote the books on which the series was based. So, she had an incredibly important role from a young age. However, audiences were not just watching Laura Ingalls grow into a young woman. At the same time, they were witnessing Gilbert go through the same transformation.
Melissa Gilbert spent most of her childhood on Little House on the Prairie. The series ran for ten years. Gilbert got the role when she was only nine. So, it was like she grew up in the nineteenth century. She has often said that it felt as if she grew up in two completely different time periods.
Those who watched Melissa Gilbert grow up on Little House on the Prairie can continue to follow her journey. All they have to do is follow her social media profiles. Now, they can see what “Half-Pint” is like as an adult. Recently, Gilbert became a grandmother. So, like many proud grandparents, she shares photos of the new addition to her social media. Unlike many other grandparents, Gilbert has a legion of fans and followers to share in her joy.
For instance, take a gander at the sweet photos Melissa Gilbert posted yesterday. They’re enough to make your heart melt.
Melissa Gilbert Shares ‘Snuggle Time’ Photos
How adorable are those photos? For one, Melissa Gilbert’s grandbaby is about the cutest thing under the sun. There is no doubt that little Ripley Brinkman is well-loved already. In the photos, we can see Gilbert and the little one’s grandpa taking turns giving her all of the snuggles she can handle. If you scroll all the way to the end of the post, you can see a video.
In the video, you can see Riley drifting off to sleep. Her heavy eyelids slowly fall shut. Who can blame her? Being a baby looks like really hard work. The best part of the video though is the huge toothless baby grin on her face. You can hear Melissa Gilbert laugh softly in the background as her son’s little bundle of joy drifts off for a nap.
It doesn’t seem like that long ago that Melissa Gilbert was in full prairie garb running through the flatlands surrounding Plum Creek or dealing with Nellie Olsen in Walnut Grove. Now, she’s all grown up with two kids as well as a grandbaby of her own. They grow up so fast.