Sunday, November 25, 2012

Baby Spark

Hey look!  It's Baby Spark.  I'm on my grandmother's kitchen floor, with my friend Lemon Head.

You know you're old when: your diapers were fastened with actual metal pins.  So pointy and dangerous!  

Here I am crawling around in my grandmother's backyard.  My grandmother still lives in this house.  I visited her backyard a little while ago.  It was smaller than I remembered it.

Something in my smile in this photo looks very like me now.

Here I am in my parents' bedroom, holding my friend Floppy Kitten in one hand and a lens cap in the other.  

Look at these smooth, shiny golden ringlets!  How much do I wish that my hair still looked like this? Very much.  Nice 70's outfit, too, isn't it?  It's dated all the way down to the shag carpet.

I feel that I look very glamorous in this shot.  I have no idea where I am.  Looks like I'm in a horse-drawn carriage.  Did I perhaps go through a very early Hollywood starlet phase that I don't even remember?  And this was my starring role as a pioneer woman heading out to survive in the wilds of Saskatchewan?

Any pioneer woman worth the title would, of course, have badass riding skills.  As you can see I kicked it up a notch by riding a giraffe.

And that is pretty much all of the baby photos I have in my possession.  The rest of them, perhaps a few dozen, are probably in a box in my mother's basement, among all the other boxes she hasn't unpacked yet since her move in September 2011.  Floppy Kitten has gone missing, but I still have my friend Lemon Head.


Warped Mind of Ron said...

Nice photos... I was guessing you were in Little House on the Prarie, but they didn't have a giraffe.

DarcKnyt said...

That was AWESOME. I love those! And let's hear it for Lemon Head! Woot!

Jameil said...

AWWWW!!!! So cute!!

LL Cool Joe said...

Someone's been busy with the scanner. How cool. So do take Lemon Head to bed with you? You were a very cute baby. :)

I thought you liked your short hair?

Jenski said...

Great photos!

Lynn said...

That's a cute baby! :)

Sparkling Red said...

Ron: Little House on the Prairie ate my dust. I was way ahead of my time.

DarcKnyt: Thanks! Lemon Head is my homeboy.

Jameil: Isn't it a bizarre coincidence that we both posted our baby photos online on the same day? I swear I didn't see your tweet until after this post was published.

Joe: Lemon Head is in a box with my first rattle and other memorabilia. And the only reason I like my hair short is because at any other length it is a frizzy, unmanageable mess. If I still had silky blonde curls, you can bet I'd be growing them all the way to my waist.

Jenski: Thanks! Although I didn't notice until I'd scanned them that some of them were splotched with mystery stains.

Lynn: That's what my mumma said! :-)

Granny Annie said...

My children also wore cloth diapers with those giant pins. I am pretty sure some people are still using them. We were right on the fringe of Pampers and occasionally used them for travel. Oh so expensive!!

Your baby pictures are amazing. Cannot believe you still have Lemon Head! The oldest item I have from my childhood is my Santa Christmas decoration that I placed on the tree every year and still do.

Thank you for sharing your lovely self!

wigsf3 said...

You wore diapers? That's so bourgeois.

G. B. Miller said...

Nice pics.

So tell me, did you lose a bet in which you had post your baby snaps?


DarcsFalcon said...

Oh my gosh, Spark, look at how adorable you are! You look like such a cuddle buddy. :) And those are definitely some cheeks to nibble on, lol. :)

Those are awesome pics, and how cool that you still have Lemon Head! He looks like he got a lot of love from you.

Love the slideshow. Babies are awesome. :D