Eileen of Eileen's Attic, and Nanette of Freda's Hive have been talking. They have been reminiscing about their childhood memories of wearing Easter dresses and bonnets. Each have posted the cutest pictures of themselves as children, and they want us to join them. See Eileen's blog post and sign up.
I knew when I saw their posts I wanted to play too!
I grew up in San Jose, California which is just south of San Francisco. I don't have too many pictures of my childhood, especially ones with me in a dress, but I found a few. My childhood dream was to be a "cowgirl" and live on a ranch with horses. I certainly wasn't interested in playing with dolls, let alone wear a dress.
My favorite preschool toy was a "stick horse".
I'm on the left, at about age 3 with my older sister Robyn.
Notice the skinned knees? Just about every picture of me growing up shows skinned knees.
Maybe that was one reason I didn't like my picture taken.
Age 5 (on the right) with my girlfriend May.
It's really not my mother's fault there are very few pictures of me. When the camera came out for the family photo's, I usually ran and hid.
I can remember sobbing in a corner while she pleaded with me to come and stand with everyone else and smile.
Oh, the drama.
For some reason I thought I was the ugliest kid around and I didn't want a picture to document "me".
My children have teased me about this endlessly because I've taken like a bazillion pictures of them, and I have my camera where ever I go.
Around age 10-11.
My birthday is around Easter time, and one year it was actually on Easter Sunday. As I was growing up my family was not very religious, and Easter Sunday was not necessarily a church day.
But as I moved into adulthood and raised my family, it became a very important day for me to remember the Savior, and His Resurrection.
I still love all the Easter dresses, and look forward to seeing your pictures, and hearing your memories.