Thursday, July 1, 2010
Last week, I decided to start a series of flashback posts, in which I pull out the older pictures, of my oldest. With the new baby due in just 5 weeks (!! no, yeah, I know), I'm feeling very nostalgic about my first pregnancy, and my early days of what it was like in Mommy boot camp.
I didn't take nearly half as many pictures back then, and almost all of the pictures that I did take, have red eye and/or flash glare, but- I like them that way. I chose not to edit them before sharing them with you. Its nice to see flashbacks in the raw sometimes, right?
We had a cute little song to go along with the writing on the front of that hoodie.
"I dooo whaat I waaant, I dooo whaat I waaant". Did I really just type a stretched out version of the lyrics, as if it would carry the tune from my computer to yours? ...
I made that hoodie for Elie. Well, I bought it for $3 at Old Navy, and then I bleached on the blotches and printed the "I do what I want". She was spoiled, and the phrase was so true. I actually had time to do stuff like that back in those days, haha. Before I had 12 loaves of bread to bake a day, and twitter and my blog reader to distract me from finishing my to-do list.
Those leggings are my favorite. Elie wore them (obviously), Charlie wore them, and Bean will wear them. Or wait... were those among the bunches of clothes that I gave away to other babies in need? Dangit. I don't remember. They were my favorite, so you'd think I would have kept them, but-
Onto the next set??
Hah. Silly girl.
This was the first time Elie had ever interacted with another baby.
The other cutie, there in the 2nd frame, was much older than Elie (I think she was two? No. That doesn't seem right. Almost two? Ok I have no idea.), and much more hyper, but they were still friends. Sort of.
...ok no they weren't, but we had fun telling them that they were.
See how shes only wearing one sock? She always pulled them off and stuck them into her mouth. Charlie never did that, maybe because we never really put socks on him (I don't remember if we did or not), but, Elie loved the taste of dirty foot fabric.
That was one of my favorite dresses to put her in. I think I squeezed her into it until the snap buttons would pop open when she bent over. Just tryin' to stretch a buck, ya know? But really- look at how it brings out the color of those baby blues!! If Charlie would have been born with blue eyes, I probably would have put him into that dress too.
And then because I found these pictures in the same folder, I figured I may as well share this "we're a ridiculously cute couple, young and in love, having a black and white photo shoot in our living room, after the baby has gone to sleep, because we've got nothing better to do", set...
Next week I'll post even more pictures of baby Eleanore (bet you can't wait, right?). Its really nice for me, going through and looking at them. It helps dealing with the temper tantrums over awesome things like, not-letting-her-turn-the-lights-off-so-we-can-eat-dinner-in-the-dark (or, the "cave"), just a little more tolerable.
Grab an old photo, write a little bit about it, and link up! We love love love to invade your personal Polaroid history, so don't be shy, post your photo, and expect a lot of comments starting with "awwwwww". Unless its a sad post, and then... well those might start with "awww" too. I swear, most weeks I cry at half of your flashbacks (I know, I'm pregnant, so-). Anyways- (please please) don't forget to either text link back to this post, or grab one of our buttons from down below.