I guess I was feeling a little nostalgic a couple of nights ago and was looking at old pictures. My girls are big now (12 & 14) and I love who they’ve become, but I also enjoy looking back to the cute little people they were.
This picture tickles me:
Hannah was ready to pitch in to help rake leaves. I’m sure her main goal was to jump in the pile once it was big enough, but I appreciated her at least making the pretense of helping out.
Samantha had no intention of helping and was instead dressed up in her fancy dress and elegant fur-trimmed coat. She was a pistol back in those days (and still is to a certain degree, though her tactics are much more refined now that she’s older).
The dress she’s wearing in the photo was one of her favorites. I think it was a girls size 10 but it was smocked and had ¾ sleeves so she’d wear it around like a granny dress with her black Justin boots. A lot.
I guess it was vastly different from her Montessori uniform, comfortable and super girly (which she was when she was little).
I’m helping mom & dad rake leaves
Before the ground is covered in snow.
I’m way too cute to do such work,
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go.
When I’m through I’ll have a pile,
Big enough to jump & dive & roll.
I’m too much of a lady for that,
I think I’ll just take a stroll.