Monday, February 8, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Playpen Plus



The past is alive. As Allegra is to graduate college in May, and is legal at age 21, she has grown up.

However, Mary's Ruby Tuesday gives us an opportunity to remember Allegra as being quite little. So our oldest is being showcased at nine months.

She can stand while hanging on the padded ruby railing of the playpen. That red strip of hair down the middle should qualify. If not constrained by a playpen, the walker with its read vinyl seat (easy to clean!). If I remember back to 1989, she got stuck in that corner as she hadn't learned how to put it in reverse. She may be big now, but she was little, once. Her parents have proof!


27 comments:

Patti said...

My beautiful baby girl!
And to think one of our friends called her "Baldina" at the time.

She may have been 10 or 11 months here, since she was standing. Not sure.

Felisol said...

How sweet they once were. I thought my heart would burst with happiness. Could love anyone more. The funny thing is; I love my girl, born in 1988, even more today.
I think Allegra is some months younger than our Serina Ballerina.
Every time I look at your pictures is a reminder for me to get scanned the hundreds and hundreds of pictures we took back then.
Keep them coming. They are such a sweet breath from the happiest time in my life.
From Felisol

Leora said...

Love the little hand, as though trying to tell us something. Her little mouth is talking to us, too.

bj said...

Such sweet memories...she is so precious.
I thought my children grew up fast but someone hit the FAST FORWARD on my little grands. Now they are all GROWN UP except for one little 8 yr. old and she is pretty sure she IS grown!! :)
Loved your rubies today..
xo bj
and, yep...you beat me again!!!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Precious 'ruby' memories of Allegra ... what a QT ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I must say that you and Patti were incredibly brilliant to surround your kids with red and then take photos of them. It is such a pleasure to see them as little yet know they are now actually grown up. ;-)

Dianne said...

I can't believe she's graduating already!! wow!

she's beautiful - then and now

Hope has started moving around in her walker - mostly in circles LOL

The Cunning Runt said...

How wonderful that this meme gave you a door to these beautiful memories!

luna miranda said...

a sweet post! your daughter must be giggling when she saw her baby pictures here.:p

chubskulit said...

Beautiful memory, I like her name and smile too.

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Carletta said...

Being a redhead myself I love that little strip of red hair! Darn, neither of my kids got my red hair.
I love how you ended your paragraph -"her parents have proof". Isn't it wonderful that they do!!!

eden said...

She is so cute and what a lovely memory.

Joops said...

Isn't it a joy to look at those baby photographs. Whenever my wife and I are thinking about our kids babyhood, we always scan those photos in the album. Your daughter is so cute.

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Rinkly Rimes said...

Nostalgia in red!

Kitchenmaus said...

Such a loving father---it is wonderful to look back at those times when our kids were this young! And when they allow and give all the hugs and kisses-

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The old photographs
evoke pleasant memories
of young “Baldina.”


Valentine!

Bond said...

Time flies indeed

shopannies said...

very cute

Jim said...

Hey Ralph, that are cute shots of the cutie. The get older soooooo fast anymore!

I remember well those learning moments. Our granddaughter is just now learning to play peek-a-boo with someone using her blanket. Until this morning we always had to move the blanket or whatever.
..

Marice said...

she is such a cutie! red is really for kids :)

u may view mine here

Carly said...

I love the old pictures! I remember the dame playpen and walker from when I was that age!

ilanadavita said...

You seem to have lots of precious photos with red.

Tink *~*~* said...

I bet you never dreamed when you bought those ruby things that 21 years later the pics would come in REALLY handy :)

Tink *~*~*

Jeri ~ said...

What a precious little girl! Time surely does fly..our babies grow up way too fast.

ellen b said...

Looks like we had kids in the same era because these photos are so familiar!!
Happy Ruby to you...

Greyscale Territory said...

Such sweet photos! Your little one looks as if she is giving a radiant hello to anyone who needs one! Just lovely!

maryt/theteach said...

Great shot of Allegra, Ralph! And a great Ruby Tuesday post! :)