O Baby!

(My ABC Challenge post is here.)

I saw at Linda’s 2nd Cup of Coffee that Rachel at In His Hands is having a picture carnival called O Baby, asking people to post pictures of themselves as babies and little ones.

This is one of the earliest I have. I was maybe 6 months old there, with my mom and dad. In all of my “posed” baby pictures my hair is combed like that — must have been the style for babies then?


They both had all that curl and my hair is straight as a board.

Actually, here is an even earlier one with my grandparents. I wonder why I didn’t inherit their skinny genes?


In this one I am about three. I’m told they couldn’t get me to smile for the picture til they gave me some pennies.


I’m with my little brother here one Easter. I must’ve been about 5 or 6 or so, and he would have been 1 or 2.


This is one of my favorites from 4th or 5th grade.


That was all before color was invented. 🙂 This one from 6th grade is, I think, the first colored photo I have of myself. I had to sleep in rollers and Dippetty Doo to get even that little bit of wave!


You can join in the fun or see others’ photos from childhood at In His Hands.

19 thoughts on “O Baby!

  1. Great pictures! I love black & white photos. I was wishing I had developed some in black & white this week when I found a certain shirt color especially distracting!

    I love your penny picture and story. So sweet!

  2. Great pictures! You were a cute little girl! But, I have a question for you- where’s the ball that the photographers used to put in your hands when they took your picture at about age three? Remember that?

  3. Oh, Dippity Do…I so remember that being on our vanity growing up!
    I like that they had to bribe you with pennies…back when they were worth something. Now you offer pennies and the kid laughs in your face!

  4. Ohhhhhh! These photos are SO precious.

    My hair has always been stick straight. Only recently has it been able to keep some curl!

    Thanks so much for showing these off! 🙂

  5. I may have to do this someday – it is a cool post!
    That plaid dress – memories.
    Pink and gooey Dippety-Doo – oh, the days….

    Loved your post and pics!

  6. I remember Dippity-Do! It’s still around you know, only now they call it gel.

    No wonder you gre up to be such a lovely lady — you were a gorgeous child. I love those blue eyes!

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