Project Alicia : Not So Wordless Wednesday: My Baby is Nine.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Not So Wordless Wednesday: My Baby is Nine.

Welcome my Wordless Wednesday friends. Thank you for your kind comments last week. They were very timely. Thought you should know that the photo of me was infact taken by hubs after an evening at the pool just as the sun was about to set on some nearby park bleachers. Nothing about it was planned and I'm happy to have gotten a couple I would not be ashamed to frame. Sometimes spontaneous is the way to go. As photographers we are always behind the camera. I spent years taking photos with few to show of myself. This last year I have been trying to make a special point to be in front of the camera as well. When I am old and senile I'd like to have documentation of my life so when my mind fails me the photos won't. Just something to think about...

I am away on vaca right now-- unplugged. GASP!! How the heck did we live pre-wifi? I'm certain I'm going mad right about now. I have scheduled my WW post for today as a tribute to my Beautiful Pokey who is turning 9 this week. As hard as I tried I just couldn't make it wordless. I do believe that a picture can be worth a thousand words and other times the words are what make the pictures come to life. This is one of those. Forgive me. (And FYI: 50% of these were pre-digital camera, making this post probably less appealing visually and certainly more challenging technically.)

Wherever do the years go? It seems it was just yesterday I was holding you in my arms breathing in your beautiful baby scent.

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At one you were fearless and not afraid to try new things. Your zeal for life was contagious.
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At two you were an adorable bundle of chubs. Sweet, sassy, and sure about who you were.

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At three you wanted to be one of the boys, fish guts and all.

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At four your love of all things girly began. You were our little social butterfly with an aura about you.

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At five you were off without a second thought. Ready to conquer the world. I was not adequately prepared for your independent spirit.

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At six you attacked the outdoors on monkeybars, rollerblades, and bikes.

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At seven you were all about fun. You had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.

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At eight you were a spit-fire and we loved you all the same.

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At nine you are blossoming into a beautiful young lady. You have endless potential before you. The world is your canvas.

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Thanks for letting me be your mom.


Hopefully all will be smooth sailing with these pesky linkies. Away or not, the party must go on. Add your link below and then head over to some of my other bloggy friends... Kristi at Live and Love Out Loud, Angie at seven clown circus, and Susan & Janice at 5 minutes for mom.

I am still providing both linkies for now. You pick.




86 comments:

  1. Lovely tribute, kind of made me emotional thinking about my little chubby 19mth old growing up :) She's beautiful! Hope you're surviving and maybe even enjoying your time away. Happy WW :)

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  2. Beautiful post about your beautiful girl. I love how you documented it... :)

    Happy WW!

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  3. Oh my gosh! She is soooo grown up in that last picture!!! Can't wait to see your kiddos in person this weekend and see how they've grown!

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  4. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!

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  5. happy birthday to a beautiful girl.

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  6. enjoy every moment with her! she's gorgeous just like momma. :)

    it's weird how the only posts i'm doing these days are linked to your WW.

    ~ash's mum

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  7. Happy birthday! Year 7 was my favorite photo!

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  8. Oh how I love the pictures of her at 4 and 6 and 7! They just make me SMILE!

    Hope she has a wonderful birthday!!

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  9. Love the way you did this! Beautiful pictures :) Hope she has a fantastic birthday!

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  10. Georgeous pics! Happy birthday to your daughter! What a beautiful tribute!

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  11. Happy Birthday to your beautiful baby.

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  12. You're not supposed to make me cry!! Beautiful post, amazing photos, happy special day to you & your gorgeous little princess! :-D

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  13. Oh my gosh, she looks so much like you in that last pic with her hat on! What an adorable post...thank you for the words, too!

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  14. She's grown up into a beautiful young lady. Happy Birthday!

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  15. She's lovely! The last photo is my favorite.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  16. Happy Birthday to your baby girl. She's so pretty.

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  17. Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl! Time goes so quickly! Hope you are having a great vacation!
    Happy WW!

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  18. You always have amazing pictures

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  19. What a beautiful little girl! Happy birthday.

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  20. Happy birthday to your precious girl!

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  21. What a beautiful way to celebrate her! She really is growing up fast...they all do.

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  22. AWW these are great. I LOVE the second picture LOL

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  23. That is a really lovely tribute to your daughter. She's adorable! Happy bday to her.

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  24. What a beautiful post, Lish! These photos made me teary-eyed. It's amazing how quickly they grow, isn't it? It seems like just yesterday my oldest (and firstborn) had his teeny little hand wrapped around my finger, smiling up at me with eyes filled with curiosity and wonder. :)
    Happy birthday to Pokey. She sure is gorgeous, just like her mama. Thanks for linking up Lish. Hope you're having a blast.

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
    @TweetingMama

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  25. Happy Birthday Pokey! She is a beautiful girl! Love the pictures!

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  26. What a beautiful girl! She looks a lot like her mama :) Isn't it bittersweet how fast they grow?

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  27. Beautiful!! I love seeing how she has changed :)!

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  28. Oh she is beautiful - and your photos captured her so well at every age! My oldest is 9 as well, and it just seems like yesterday I was holding her in my arms. Goes by so quickly, doesn't it!

    Hope she has a wonderful birthday!! :)

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  29. What a beautiful birthday post for your beautiful daughter!

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  30. What a wonderful tribute of her growth and passing years one you can both treasure always.

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  31. Happy Birthday to your daughter! I hope you're all having a great time away. Gorgeous photo's and a lovely tribute. She's beautiful!

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  32. Happy birthday to a lovely girl! I remember when she was born and I got to babysit her! I can't believe she's 9 already! She has always been one of the most beautiful little girls I've seen (she gets it from her mom!) Great post Alicia!

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  33. great shots. you've such a beautiful baby.happy birthday to your daughter.

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  34. Aww! how cute, wish hope she has a nice birthday.

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  35. She's absolutely beautiful. Happy Birthday!

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  36. What a beautiful post! I hope she has a lovely birthday :)

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  37. what a beautiful little girl! love the look back in pictures! priceless. thanks for sharing!

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  38. Oh, that was just the sweetest tribute! I loved all the pictures. Happy birthday to your little girl (she'll always be your little girl), and happy vacation to you all!

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  39. Wonderful pictures. She sure has grown up to be a lovely young lady. But we do miss them being babies!

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  40. happy, happy birthday to your daughter!

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  41. Bittersweet, huh?!?

    She's a doll at any age!

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  42. wow beautiful pics! nine years goes fast?

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  43. This is great! How she's grown... and into such a beautiful young lady, at that. :) It makes me smile.

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  44. What a beautiful tribute to your daughter! That was lovely. My oldest daughter turns nine this November and I can totally relate.

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  45. This is SUCH a beautiful post! You have a gorgeous daughter and how fun to watch her grow up and become such a lovely young lady! And in that first picture? You look like Christina Applegate! I love the bib overalls! Very 90's of you! I had some too :)

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  46. What a beautiful photo essay for a beautiful young lady! Happy Birthday!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  47. Sweet post. Happy birthday to your little girl.

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  48. She is very photogenic. I have a feeling you will be seeing more expressions as years progress.

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  49. Beautiful pictures! They sure grow up fast don't they? My daughter just turned one and I can't believe how quickly a year has passed! Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!

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  50. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful girl!

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  51. It's insane to see her features mature and yet the eyes remain the same. Like a fingerprint, all eyes are different but they remain consistent with their owner. She's ravishing!

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  52. This gave me goosebumps! What a beautiful tribute to her :)

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  53. Lish, these pix are amazing. Seriously, I got all teary-eyed when I read your WW. So moving. Happy Birthday to Pokey...what a beautiful young lady she has become!

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  54. What a beautiful pictorial. You've got a gift lady!

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  55. Happy Birthday to the 'baby!' I can't imagine...
    Thanks for the linky. We're now following you.
    Home Grown Familiea

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  56. Oh I know.. where does the time go. Mine is 16 and sometimes i reminisce about the early day, oh how I loved and miss them. Happy birthday to your daughter and great job MOM!

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  57. This made me want to cry...you've got such great pictures of her life! She looks like an amazing little lady!

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  58. This was a really beautiful birthday tribute to your lovely daughter. Hope she has a wonderful day.

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  59. What a beautiful little girl! Happy birthday! And have a great time on your trip!

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  60. What a beautiful post....

    We just celebrated my son turning 5, and it boggles my mind how that much time has past!

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  61. Happy Birthday! This was a lovely post...brought a tear to my eye. My munchkins are under 4 and, so far, it's just amazing to watch them grow into little, independent people.

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  62. Happy birthday to your sweet girl. The years do pass by so fast.

    I hope you are enjoying your getaway!

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  63. Love seeing timeline photos like these! Seeing how much the kids change, yet somehow stay a bit of the same...

    P.S. I'm giving you an award on my blog tomorrow so when you get a chance swing by and pick it up!

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  64. this was precious! happy birthday to your sweet gal!

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  65. Aw, happy birthday to your girl :)

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  66. Happy Birthday to your Precious Girl!
    What a beautiful Baby Girl you have!
    Oh my time flies and now in day the kiddos live in fast forward mode...☺

    Have a fabulous WW!

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  67. I love all of those photos, she's beautiful! Happy birthday to her and Happy Wordless Wednesday to you!

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  68. Happy Birthday to her! The photos are wonderful!

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  69. For real, I'm the 75th comment? I don't think if I added up all my comments together from all my posts that I'd even come close to 75! Haha! Seriously beautiful post Alicia! What an amazing daughter you have and what a lovely tribute to her:)

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  70. What an adorable birthday post! I love the scowling face near the end. She does make an excellent model! Faythe @GMT

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  71. Happy Birthday! I love that series of pictures! Just beautiful!!

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  72. OH! She's just precious! They grow up so fast!

    ~blessings
    Dorcas

    http://4sweetangels.blogspot.com/

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  73. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter.

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  74. Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl! Those were some great pictures! I think my favorite is the one year picture with the icing face. So cute!

    I hope you're having a great vacation!

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  75. Such a beautiful post. Happy Birthday to your daughter! She is a beautiful girl.

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  76. Aw, such beautiful photos and words for your special girl on her special day! Happy Birthday to her!

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  77. what a beautiful little girl!! great post!!!!

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  78. So sweet! Your daughter is absolutely stunning and seems like such a joy!

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  79. I love the ones of the kids growing up! So sweet! Almost brought me to tears. Expecting another baby has got me so flippin excited and coming off of the high of vacation is leaving me emotional! I can't tell you how much I loved my time away! If I only had the guts to do what you did!

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  80. Gorgeous! Why, oh why do they have to grow up so fast. I hope a very happy birthday was had. :)

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