Monday, October 27, 2008

Ruby Tuesday - Angel with a red dress on

If I seem to be a bit nostalgic - it may be because I am...a bit. For this week's Ruby Tuesday I am using the occasion of Allegra's first birthday in 1989, dressed splendidly in that 'classic' rocking horse dress. She looks a bit pensive here, being only age one, she doesn't know the fun she will have at parties when she is older. Pin the tail and musical chairs will be lots more fun later. It's like she fully understands that this party is nothing more than lots of adults cooing over the birthday girl, and being prepared to squash that piece of cake in your hands on cue for the many picture takers. Or the most fun is just ripping the wrapping paper off of gifts...Red is the operative at Mary's excellent Ruby Tuesday!

27 comments:

foodiejenn said...

Oh she's really an angel! So cute!

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ellen b said...

So sweet. Ahh nostalgia...

Felisol said...

Dear Ralp,
your Allegra is born in 1988 just as our only daughter, Serina.
Did sure did make rare thoroughbreds that year, or what?
That red rocking horse dress, hope you have kept it.
I only kept a few items and gave away the rest. Now I'm regretting, but that does not help.
The pictures are a good reminder, though.
From Felisol

Paz said...

Awww! So cute! And that red dress looks perfect on her.

Paz

Mojo said...

Cute shot, but she does not look thrilled to see you with the camera. Kinda looks like "What? Again??"

napaboaniya said...

Looking back now at this picture, I'm sure it brought back wonderful memories :)
She looks adorable in that dress :)
Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Babs (Beetle) said...

Oh yes, she has all the fun to come ;O) Lovely photo!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I wanna know how you always end up with someone cutie in red?

SheSue said...

I agree 1988 was a fabulous year! My daughter was born in December. I kept quite a few of her clothes even though she says she doesn't want them. We'll see when she has her own.

ilanadavita said...

Very posh. She looks very serious too.

Gattina said...

What a cute picture ! only the horse is missing, lol !

Your EG Tour Guide said...

They grow up so fast, don't they? This is a great reminder of times past. ;-)

Pia K said...

What a little cutie, love that expression. Have a good RT!

~Just Me~ said...

Aww how adorable!

Robin said...

She is an angel. What a sweetheart.

Leora said...

She's a sweetie. Little does she know how many people are staring at her! Glad you are sharing your memories with us.

Bond said...

And then the parties when she kisses boys...

ummm sorry dad!

LOL

Carletta said...

So glad you were feeling a little nostalgic so we could share this precious photo with you.
She is such a sweetie!
My Grandbaby will be one right after Christmas and I'm trying to imagine her birthday. You've reminded me she will need a new dress!
"photographs - memories in bits and pieces"

Askew To You said...

She's a lovely little birthday girl. I hope she enjoyed the day. :D

Dianne said...

that is a classic dress, both my nieces have it. in fact one of them uses it as a dress for a teddy bear :)

love the white tights too - another classic

beautiful girl - then and now

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Great photo, Ralph. Definitely a keeper.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Ralph, thanks for sharing your daughter's 1st birthday with us . her dress was so cute and she looks like a sweetie!!!

Rambling Woods said...

I love those dresses and your daughter looks so cute..My daughter was dressed up like that for her first birthday and didn't know what to make of it either...

me ann my camera said...

Sweet little Birthday Girl picture and sweet dress for Ruby Tuesday.

maryt/theteach said...

She's adorable Ralph! That dress is a keeper! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Ladynred said...

Beautiful dress and she's pretty little girl.

Patti said...

thank you everyone for you kind comments about our daughter!