Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Lost Pictures, Volume I

Yesterday, Annabelle and I had lunch with my friend Emily and her daughter Ryleigh. I got out my "diaper bag camera" to take a picture of the girls who were having such a good time together.



Aren't they cute?!?!?


When I got home, and looked at the pictures, I kept scrolling to see what else was on the camera. I laughed because they were of so many different (and completely random) things...and some even taken MONTHS ago...

I keep my point and shoot camera in my diaper bag and rarely use it. Most of my pictures, especially the ones I take of AB are taken with our "big" camera. I just call them my "little" and "big" cameras, because I have just recently learned that the "big" camera is called a SLR and my "little" camera is called a point and shoot. Who knew?


I keep the little camera in my diaper bag so that I always have a camera with me. I use it to take pictures when I don't have my big camera or when it's easier to just grab the little one. Since I rarely use that camera, I rarely upload the pictures off of it, so it was fun to go through all of them yesterday.


Here are a few highlights...
Of course, there were lots of pictures of Little Miss...


The first of which, is of her wearing "Queen Esther's crown"...she was with me when I was decorating for our Bible Study group's "Esther Banquet" and insisted on wearing the crown all around the church fellowship hall! I am pretty sure queens don't stick out their tongues though!





Here she is in our front yard. She scares us out of our minds when we play outside, because she goes straight for the concrete and asphalt. We've already had our first scrapped knee.


This next picture was taken to actually post on here! See that detergent? I got it for FREE using my coupons. We have to use ALL Free & Clear on AB's clothes because of her sensitive skin and I was beyond excited to get my first completely FREE item using coupons! That Zyrtec is also AB's and a great deal, as well... I got it for $6.00 (half off what I usually pay for it!)




The next one makes me giggle. This is Garrett, my nephew. You cannot look at him and not smile. I don't know if it's that sweet bald head or his silly little grin, but he's just a doll. He's wearing my sunglasses here...
and since his cousin, has a sticker obsession now, she "decorated" him. See how she puts stickers on? One on top of the other! Ha...


6 turkeys in our front yard...

There were also pictures of our Easter decorations on the memory card... I thought this one of the ornaments on the "egg tree" was cute...


I took this next picture for a blog post that I never wrote. Ha... I was SO EXCITED to get our Census package in the mail! This was the first Census that I've ever filled out, and so it was also the first that Devin and I were on together! Awwwww... I was a little disappointed when all I had to answer were like 3 questions. We also mailed it back in the same day, because I didn't want to get into any kind of trouble, since it was REQUIRED BY LAW that we mail it back (as clearly stated on the front of the envelope.)

This one makes me laugh... and not just because I have Harvest Gold appliances-circa 1960... The tiny cabinet below our beloved Harvest Gold-double oven is AB's favorite place to be when I am in the kitchen. She thinks it's a pull-out chair, just her size! She also loves to sit on top of the dishwasher when it's open, but it's NOT Harvest Gold and we bought it when we moved in 2 1/2 years ago, so I am not wanting it replaced anytime soon. (NOT that I let her play with things that she MIGHT ACCIDENTALLY tear up, that I actually DO want replaced... hee hee...)


Ahhh... her other favorite place. Our pantry. We swear she has a future in the Supermarket Industry... the girl can stock and rearrange shelves like nobody's business.... her true knack is UN-STOCKING the shelves, though...as you can see.... On any given day, whatever part of our house she's been in, looks like it's been ransacked by robbers. Until I make the rounds and we start it all over again...


This was at lunch one day at McAlisters.... I love it because she's wearing that hat and I don't think I have any other pictures of her all winter wearing it. It was shaped like a cupcake and so cute...



This picture is of the remains of my red bows and garland that hangs on our fence at the end of our driveway at Christmas. Three words... THOSE DANG COWS....



AB pushes her baby stroller around and around the house. She seriously loves it. But its a Kodak moment when there is actually a BABY in the stroller. Usually its a shoe, or her paci, or her sippy cup or some other random toy.... Yep, she's in her pajama top, diaper and crocs. Didn't you know as long as you have shoes on, it's considered a complete outfit???


This one was taken the same day. I was so shocked that she had her baby in her stroller and was so proud when I saw that she'd covered 'Abby' with a blankie. (What a good little Momma! Even if the "blankie" really is the changing pad out of Abby's play diaper bag.... its works... she's resourceful!) :)

Aunt Lauren & Annabelle playing stickers... Look close, they both have them on their noses... so sweet...



Our newest resident, whom we LOVE! I have been trying to get a fox squirrel to come make a home in our yard since we moved in, and it's finally happened!


And last, but certainly not least... the best peanut butter pie of my life. So amazing, I had to take a picture to document it. I've had another piece since that first one, and it's not been enough. I need piece now.
~amw~

13 comments:

Julianne Hendrickson said...

I wish I knew why you wanted a fox squirrel and secondly, how you know it is a fox squirrel and not a regular squirrel! ha. i love the pictures of AB in her crocs and pjs...so stylish! And, nice to see some old appliances. Someday ours can be friends...at the dump!

Charon Benton said...

AB is a doll-baby herself!! Love those pig-tails! Where is that pie from? I'm thinking I might need some!!!
SO proud of you for getting All for FREE!

Stephanie Heintz said...

1.Emily's daughter looks just like her! (if I'm remembering her correctly!)
2. AB is awesome. In every way.
3. The sneak peak of your front porch view excites me.
4. I thought the same thing a/b the census. I was just generally excited to finally be filling one out. It made me feel like a real citizen of this great nation. ha.
Love it.

Mallory said...

Thanks for sharing! Those were fun! :)

Katie said...

So funny! I love her special drawer in the kitchen! She just looks too cute perched up in there. And the stickers -hahaha! Amelia always covers Jack with stickers...on his face...including his eyelids...poor fellar.

Jen Vogt said...

Oh. My. Gravy. I love AB's cupcake hat. Love love love it. I would probably wear it myself if it came in adult sizes (I'm slightly obsessed with cupcakes). Do you happen to remember where you got it? I'll have to be on the lookout for one next winter.

Mallory said...

Annie, I gave your blog an award, go here to see...http://mallorybthompson.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunshine-award.html

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

that indeed looks like a mighty tasty piece of peanut butter pie! ab knows how to be a good mommy all because of you! i love it when lil' gals take such sweet care of their dolls. it's too presh! so many pictures with such sweet memories! your point and shoot and slr comment made me laugh!

Mark and Emily said...

I found your blog through Malory's Sunshine award. Cute blog, I am a new follower :)

Laurie said...

Sarah Kate has the same little gumball shirt from Target. I will give a full report on the cat lady. I have not seen that commercial. I will have to be looking.

Lyndsay said...

Great pictures and a fun trip through time! Where is that pie from?? Yum!

Carrie said...

Looks like y'all had a good time at lunch. I love all these "old" pictures! Especially the one of AB in the drawer.

Tamara Ann said...

I love the picture of her walking down the driveway!