Friday, May 6, 2011

Pink Saturday Baby Book

With Mother's Day approaching, I am missing my Mom as many of you are. Her love was so unconditional and she loved me with every fiber of her being. So today how about a tour of my Pink baby book!

My dear Aunt Catherine gave this to my me when I was born. My brother has one just like it in blue.

It even has my name engraved on the front.

I love the graphics and they are in pink!

My mother pain stakingly filled it out, the last entry is when I was 8!
Hard to believe I had black shoulder length hair when I was born, which turned to a blonde which is the other strand of hair....from when I had my hair cut at 4.

all my heights and weights

all the important milestones

a list of all my Christmas adventures and presents, and yes the ones listed from my previous post are on there!

Birthday's spent with Grandparents

with 2 children, I am surprised she filled it out as much as she did, and especially since I am the baby

I also can tell you when I had all my shots, broke my arm or had the chicken pox!

I hope you enjoyed looking at my Pink Baby Book!
Thanks Mom for all your hard work to fill it out.  I like to sit in read it, knowing it was written by you with love....and a little tear in my eye.


★Carol★ said...

How wonderful that you have this book! I don't even know if my Mom did one of these for me. I'll have to ask her. Your Mom really put alot of love and effort into this book, and I can only imagine how much you treasure it!

Susan Freeman said...

This is a wonderful treasury of YOU! I imagine that each one of these events were so very precious to your Mom. I know that you miss her. Just know that one day you will be together again. I'm sending you a big hug!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley

Terra said...

Your baby book is very charming and I need to see if I can find the one my mom made for me.

Christie said...

What a precious treasure this is Ann...I loved seeing the vintage images throughout...they are just so cute :) I know your mama had as much fun filling in the blanks of your book... as you are having reading it :)
Big hugs,

Cindy said...

So wonderful that you have this book, and it is so cute too. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to getting to know you. (Your backyard is so pretty, with the watering cans, flowers and shed.)

DearHelenHartman said...

Don't know if I'm more jealous of how durn cute that is or that your mom made and kept such a nice baby book! (Baby of family here, there are 90 seconds of infant me in one home movie, and a couple photos then I don't show up again until school pics!) Precious memory and keepsake.

LV said...

Thank you for sharing this personal note of a real treasure of your life.

Lynn said...

How neat! Now that's a labor of love, filling out all that info! Happy Mother's Day Weekend:@)

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

What a lovely treasure! My mother's treasures were stolen when she passed away. I wish I had some. You are a lucky lady.



shannon i olson said...

that is so sweet, what a treasure to have.

Anonymous said...

this post is sooooo sweet and so very special.

DIYbyDesign said...

What a wonderful treasure. You are so lucky. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. I'd love to see your hydrangeas.

Victorian1885 said...

Happy Mother's Day! I love your Baby book and have one as well..such a great keepsake...loving made by our Mothers!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I have one almost exactly like that! It's pink and almost identical! Plus we were both born in Illinois and just a couple years apart in age.
Happy Mother's Day too!

Unknown said...

How precious and what an original idea for a post! I need to catch up on my kids' books. I've got number 8 on the way and this is my third year in a row for a baby so... I've not kept up very good in the books! But...I do write everything down on the calendar and keep those so I can go back and fill in stuff in the books when I have the chance! :) They're so special to look at as adults...I have the one my mom made out for me and she was like your mom---wrote out every special detail! I hope I can do that for each of mine too!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Gail said...

What a sweet post and beautiful treasured keepsake to have. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

Lynn said...

I was born 13 years before you, lol, and I have one too. I always looked at it, showed my children when it was at mom's house, but now I have it with me since mom passed away 2 yrs ago. Funny thing is, I was actually looking at it this week, thinking of mom. I love that you shared this with us. Yes, you mom did put a lot of love and time into adding all the milestones in your life. I also did one for each of my three children. I have given them to my daughters for their children. Happy Mother's Day.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post, Ann! I loved seeing your book and I love that you have it still! Beautiful!

Denise@alloverroses said...

I absolutely loved your post. It brought tears to my eyes and it wasn't even my book. lol Having that is such a treasure. Happy Mother's Day & Pink Saturday!

Jacalyn @ said...

I am impressed that your mom could keep up with this until you were 8! Love the graphics too!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a darling way to honor your Mom! So nice that you still have your book.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Anne Sweetie...
What a gorgeous share today. I love your little book of pink. I especially love the little notes inside. So precious.

I have to tell you they look almost like mine as well. I was born in 1957 and I have the almost identical birth tag in mine. They are priceless.

Thank you so much for sharing yours with me today. It was like going down Memory Lane. I loved it.

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday sweetie, and a glorious Mother's Day as well.

Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

Anonymous said...

What a treasure! And the graphics are wonderful! As are the words your mother wrote. Happy Mother's Day!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

What a darling baby! Look at that darling piece of your hair!

Happy Mother's Day!

sheila said...

What a treasure you have. I know you just love reading what your mom wrote about you.It is such a sweet liitle book.Thanks for sharing something so special.
Happy Mother's Day.
Blessing, Sheila

Terri Morse said...

That is such an adorable book. The illustrations are precious. It will be a treasured keepsake for years to come. Thank you for sharing a little peek into the past. Have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Mother's Day! Hugs, Terri

Donna said...

What a wonderful treasure! You are so lucky to have it. I love the graphics, and the strand of your hair is sweet! I think I have the same hospital card with the stork that you do!!

Anne Fannie said...

What a precious book you still have!
Have a wonderful Mothers Day!
Hugs, Ann