Saturday, October 24, 2009

BABY BOOK!

In the spirit of the upcoming baby, and all things baby, The Studly Hubby and I have been looking at our own baby pictures.

First I dragged out my baby book, which I take with me wherever I move to, but unfortunately has seen some hard years (31 of them to be exact). This baby book is totally awesome - not only does it have a lot of great pictures of ME but it also has great pictures of my mom and dad from way back when they were totally different people and lived in the alter-universe of pre-babies. My aunt Lisa made it when she was 16, which I think makes it even better, because she did a lot of excited teenage journaling and wrote about things like where she was when my mom went into labor (study hall), the place my mom lived (Dodge Street in Iowa City), all the stuff they bought for me and who came to visit after I was born, and she even got my dad to write a little note in it while he was waiting for me to arrive (as per usual I was exceptionally late - 3 weeks!) - and everyone in the family doodled cute little things all over the pages.

Unfortunately the pages are starting to fade and the pictures have all fallen out several times, so I think it's finally time to digitize it. I am hoping the Studly Hubby will be a hero and scan it all for me because looking through it Friday gave me some horrible allergies that lasted clear into today.

Here are two of my favorite pictures from the baby book:

Me and my beautiful mom (who looks 14, but is actually the same age as me right now):
Me, at 3-6 months:

Second we looked at the Power Point presentation that was also made by my very Studly Aunt Lisa for our wedding (and my Studly Uncle hooked up a sweet sound system to play the slideshow to a rockin' awesome soundtrack). Here are a few of our favorite photos from the power point (including the ones above):

Me, on the potty. This one actually didn't get included but was part of the collection of photos she dug up.

The Studly Hubby on his swing:
Thanks Aunt Lisa!! Hopefully the entire photo album will get digitized soon and then I can post more from it. For now it is safely stowed away from my traumatized immune system.

3 comments:

Tony and Lisa said...

Josie,
I love the picture of you sitting on the potty at Grandma's house. You were so doted on - even when you were doing things like that!
I hope Derek can scan the baby book. I'd love to see it again since I can't remember much about it. It's been a LOT of years!
Can't wait to see you at Thanksgiving,
Aunt Lisa

Lizaveta said...

Amazing pictures!!! Have fun digitizing the book....it's so neat that we can do things like that nowadays!! :)

Monica said...

Thank you for share cute baby pics.