Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Those Were the Days


While on a coffee break, I found this image of my sweet, sweet, oldest daughter, taken a millennium ago. Notice the frilly dress under the Ninja turtle costume? This photo speaks volumes about her personality-- in one hand she often carried a Barbie, and in the other, a GI Joe. And then I blinked and now she's in her second year of college -- in one hand she carries a cell phone, and in the other, an engineering textbook. Sigh. Someone should have warned me about blinking.

20 comments:

Suzanne said...

Very cute. Yes, I remember the pull between being a girly-girl and being a tomboy. My daughter suffered terrible.

I remember those floor tiles!!! And I love the Brady Bunch Memorial Harvest Gold stove.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

Mary Isabella said...

This is such a sweet post...Blessings...m.

Alias Liz said...

She looked precious! We must be about the same age. I had the exact color stove when my son was small.

Lori said...

eeeeeeeeeek:) oh my GOSH how adorable!!! you gotta love the red sweat bands adorning her head and legs too...the frilly dress under the turtle shell is killin me...that's quite a look!!!

Cassandra said...

Ahaha! She's not only a pretty dress wearing ninja turtle, but she knows how to pose too!

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, isn't that the truth. Blink and they're gone. I think someone warned us but it still happened. Sigh.

Designs by CK said...

TOO CUTE ~ Love the costume and what a cutie!!! :)

Have a great week Cathy.

Spooky CK

Jeannene said...

Thank you for the waning...I will have to look for these suttle hints (without blinking) when I watch my kids play. Hmmm, "what will they be trying to tell me for their precious future??"

Your daughter was a cutie;-)) I am sure she still is!!

Hugs,
XO~Nene

The Burp Cloth Babe said...

Oh, my what a super cutie pants. (She is still a super cutie pants.) I will try not to blink.

Victorian Lady said...

SO sweet! :) You know, whether you blink or not, it still happens way too fast. Thank goodness for pictures like that! :)

Mere

Sweet B Folk Art said...

I love that photo! Almost as much as I love my order of garland!!! - thank you so much lady.

I have given you an award by the way - check out my blog.

- Sweet B

Sweet B Folk Art said...

Add speed blogging to your list of beauty queen talents! How did you do that so fast!

- Sweet B

Diane MacNaughtan said...

She is darling! They do grow sooo fast. Have a great holiday weekend:)

~Diane

Bebe said...

Hi Cathy!
I hadn't forgotten about you, girl!! :) There's been so much going on that I haven't been blogging at all, but I'm trying to catch up now that it is fall. I hope you all are doing okay and didn't have any trouble from TS Fay. That was a soaker! Your little girl is so sweet in her costume ~ I know what you mean about time going by so fast. I blinked and lost about 10 years somewhere in there...LOL! Hope you have a nice holiday weekend!!
Lots of hugs, Bebe :)

Gollywobbles said...

My oldest son was nuts about Ninja Turtles! and I totally understand how the "blink" works....my youngest leaves for college this weekend...and I was just telling a co-worker today to enjoy her one-year-old, as you blink and they are grown!

I hope you will accept my nomination for your blog to receive the Primitve Excellence Award! Pick up your award on my blog! Blessings, Sam

Designs by CK said...

Have a great holiday weekend! :)

PS: Thanks again on the PC print and hope you will enjoy it!

Spooky CK

tipper said...

So sweet.

Jacquelynne said...

Yeah I know what you mean about blinking- I can't believe I dropped off my "baby" last week for her freshman year at college! And just a little while ago, I was looking at photos from this time last year, on the first day of her senior year in high school, and even just one year ago she looked so different.... I think someone did tell me about blinking, but I just didn't believe them.

Julie said...

Oh, but she is adorable!
This picture reminds me of our baby girl (who's now almost 14!)
She sounds just like her!!!
Blessings,
Julie

BTW are those sweat bands on her shins? Too cute!

Leigh said...

what a stud!