Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback

Well, I'm squeaking in under the wire, but it is still Friday, so I'm posting my Friday Photo Flashback. Alicia at More Than Words hosts this party every Friday and, so far, I'm still managing to join in the fun. (It was iffy this week as my scanner wasn't hooked up until last night and boxes still need to be located after our big rearrange.) Head on over to see what everyone else dug out of their photo boxes...it is always a treat.

Fortunately, I found one of my favorites to share with you. It speaks of the past and the future, all at once. This photo takes me back and makes me wonder where the time went. The mouth is the same and the eyes are the same, but everything else has changed. Man, those were the days!
This is a picture of Charming when he was roughly one. He was big...seriously big...he wore 2Ts and 3Ts by the time he was 12 months. Those shoes? Those were his FIRST shoes. The lion in his lap? That is "Mr. Lion", who was hand delivered by his then 15-year old Uncle M who visited (under duress--his parents took a trip to Greece) when Charming was six months old. Mr. Lion still lives with us, but is now cared for by Buttercup, who feels Charming shirks his familial duties where Mr. Lion is concerned. (Poor Uncle M had to spend time with Charming's babysitter as Superman and I had no time off and plenty of bills to pay. Not a fun trip to Southern California.) Ah, well...those were the days. Who would have guessed that sweet baby boy would tower over me a short 17-years later? Okay, we all did, but still.

So, that is my flashback for you this Friday. Thanks for sharing the trip down memory lane. I loved it.

P.S. LA: Your mom sent that outfit to Charming. Pretty "charming" wasn't it?

14 comments:

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh what a cute picture. The time really does fly my friend!

Angelika said...

Yes, I agree, such a cute picture! I have a big chap, too. He arrived at 9 1/2 pounds and is now a 6 footer. But as you say, the gorgeous eyes and the happy cheaky mouth have not changed.

Really lovely!

Andrea said...

Adorable picture. I understand...ALL my boys tower over me now! Where did the time go?

Tara said...

Oh my, he was a big one at 1! I was thinking maybe 2 when I first saw it. So nice to see Mr. Lion is still in the family. I have almost all of my stuffed animals from childhood.

momstheword said...

oh he is a cutie! And now he's taller than you? Wow!

Yeah, I can't believe Alicia has her post already done for the meme. I haven't even started on mine yet.

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

He was SO CUTE!!!

Rose is big like that too...she's 2.5 right now, and wears a 3T or 4T!

Sweet Serendipity said...

Oh, what a sweet photo. My youngest is a big boy too. Funny, he was the smallest baby, but is outpacing the others quickly!

Chris said...

adorable! this is so precious.. time really passes by so fast!

Sheila said...

Great picture!
http://runninlateagain.blogspot.com/2009/06/friday-photo-flashback_26.html

Alicia said...

Awww..how cute!! That makes me think of my oldest son. He was always big for his age too!!! LOL, he even had his favorite rabbit named Molly!!!

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

Precious Picture, he is ADORABLE!
Thanks for sharing!

loveaphid said...

Ah, Mr. Lion, Charming's Hobbes to his Calvin. And OMG the overalls are to cute. Espie did have her moments of genius. I think all little boys need a Mr. Lion. Love the picture. I'm sure Uncle M. didn't mind hanging, he's always been easy going.

Clark said...

Wow! What a picture. I can not believe that all of that time has passed. Mr. Lion looks a little worse for wear and Charming is huge. Seeing that picture reminded me of having to stop traffic to retrieve Mr. Lion after he was ejected from the bike trailer. Good times.

whimzie said...

This makes me wish that I'd had a formal picture of my oldest with his lovey. Cute, cute picture!