Monday, November 9, 2009

Little Me....


This is yours truly at about the age of two....

And in kindergarten...with my favorite dress I remember having as an elementary student. It was in fall colors and I loved the scalloped collar and the cute little flower on the front. My mom made most all of our clothes and I'm sure she made this one, too! After me came three more little girls, so I'm sure this dress got worn right out at some point!

Being the fifth of nine children, there aren't a lot of pictures to go around for the ones that came after number three or four. So....what pictures I do have, I treasure. I have almost all of my school portraits.

It's a rare warm-ish November day in Michigan, so after my walk this morning, I do believe I will forsake regular household chores for washing windows or cleaning the garage...

T'was a busy weekend: had my son a birthday party on Friday night and then Saturday I went north to my Aunt's memorial service, then Sunday we had church and went outside to get a few things done, in the afternoon, we ran my son to a basketball tournament.

I hope you have a great day...
XOXO
Joni

10 comments:

KathyB. said...

You do have some very nice photos , or portraits of yourself , my poor sis-in-law , who is the 6th of six children has so very few photos of herself, and sometimes I do believe this causes her a bit of distress.
You were pretty cute, and your dress is awfully nice too! Is it your birthday?

Bloggin bout my Boys said...

AWWWW! You were too cute. I would have that little dress hanging on my wall on a little hanger! I have a little plaid one that my mom gave me hanging up. With 3 sons I never got to use them haha!

blushing rose said...

How darling, you are! I have a plaid taffeta & velvet dress & my communion dress Mother made ... I treasure them. Have a beautiful week. TTFN ~Marydon

Donna said...

How Cute!!! I always teased my parents about only having a few photos of me...hughugs

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

The little you was darling! Your Mom must have had her hands full with making clothes with 9 of you! I admire the women who came before us so much, don't you!? xx Vicki

from our front porch... said...

Little you sure is a little cutie!
But then would we expect anything less? :)
You are still a cutie!
Have a wondrful, warm November day!
Misha

Mary your sis said...

You're a cutie patooty! Love the scalloped collar on the fall dress. There aren't any photo's of me till I started school, but I don't need one, we look like we were both stamped from the same cookie cutter!

Anonymous said...

Love the picture:) It sure has been nice weather here in Mi. I went to Ann Arhbor today and Howell mi to an antique mall the weather was perfect!!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You look adorable! I don't have many photos of myself as a child either, so I treasure the ones I do have. It's pouring rain here in Georgia today as we're getting rain bands from Ida!

Manuela

Donna said...

How sweet! I love to see older pictures like that. I have very, very few of when I was a kid. My parents couldn't afford the school pictures and film costs took a backseat to everyday essentials for a house of children. So I only have a handful to remember back to those times.