Thursday, April 8, 2010

Memories from Photos

This sweet little photo is of my daughter when she was about 4 years old.  She had just learned to ride her little bike without training wheels.  She was so proud of herself and I decided to call Sears and see if I could get her picture made with her bike.  I never realized what a small feat that would be!  Sears didn't like the idea of her having her bike in the picture.  What if it fell over?  She could be hurt!  We could sue!!  Geesh.  I finally talked them into it promising to keep the training wheels on it to hold it up.  So if you look really close, you can see them. 

Isn't it funny what memories a photo brings out?  You look at this photo and see a cute little girl with her hat on backwards and her bike beside her.  I look at it and I remember how the day before the photo, her Dad and I went riding around in the car and she was eating Dorito chips in the back seat.  She rubbed her eyes with her hands and got the dust in her eyes.  The next morning she woke up with red, swollen eyes.  You can't see it in this picture but in the 8x10, those eyes are red!!!

I have an Olan Mills picture of her when she was 2.  She wore a sweet little baby blue peated dress and looked like an angel.  But what was that??  Look really close and you'll see a wad of chewing gum clenched between her back teeth as she grinned!  LOL  I want to scan that and share that on here but I have to find it first!  It's hilarious!  I was a little upset with her at first when I saw the photos and then I laughed and realized that catching her with gum in her mouth in a photo actually made it memorable!

Do you have any funny professional photos of your kids?

1 comment:

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Karen ...

Thank you for visiting my Southern Lagniappe blog and for taking the time to leave a comment.

I'm sorry I overlooked your question in a previous comment, asking about a tree with blooms that look like tulips. The ones in my pictures are Japanese Magnolias (also called "Tulip Trees). I looked up Bettye Magnolias, which I had never heard of and they are very similar -- just beautiful! Did you buy one?