Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Baby Pictures and Play!!..

~ "Without play - without the child that still lives in all of us - we will always be incomplete.  And not only physically, but creatively, intellectually, and spritually as well." ~ George Sheehan

So, how neat is this?  Jeannette from Jeannette's Jottings has an entry in her journal with 25 baby pictures of fellow journalers!!  How cool is that?!  It was a labor of love and is a real treat!  Go on over to her place and go see it!!  Seeing these pictures brought back a lot of memories of when I was little, hence the quote above.  I decided to post the picture I submitted to her in my journal today.  I also wanted to show you a picture of my sissy, Krissy, that she submitted.


That is me on the left.  I was probably between two and three-years old.  Krissy is probably five or so.  She was always a very tiny child.  I think my head looks too big and I look like a bobble-head doll or a PEZ dispenser.  LOL.   For fun and for comparison, I am going to post pictures of Chelsea and Matt.  I believe that Chelsea is about 18 months in the first picture and about 3 1/2 the second.  Matt is around 18 months in the second.



That was lots of fun!!  Children and child-likeness and playfulness and joy always makes me smile!!  I don't think we stop enough to give that part of us that needs to explore and create and beam and "just be" without any thought of judgment .  We should not worry so much about what the other person thinks if we are singing in the grocery store or if we are dancing when we don't have much rhythm (Right, Chels?).  I do think that if we stop worrying so much about our "To Do" lists and fill ourselves up with play, then our lists will get done faster and with more enjoyment.

Hoping everyone has a good and playful rest of the week!!  Ciao!


  1. Wonderful entry Val.  I so enjoyed reading this and seeing the photos of your family.  Actually there are 24 baby journallers I believe and our little Nathan lol.  I agree, we all need to keep the child in us alive and find time to enjoy it.  God bless you my dear friend xxxxxx

  2. The child in me will never go away, it's the fun side that keeps me going. Love your pics.
    Sylvia x

  3. I really enjoyed the baby pictures. I love babies and to play with them too. I have a 2 year old so I still know a little about playing. GOD BLESS KELLEY

  4. I've always tried to treat life as a "game". My dad died very young from stress related health issues, and I vowed it would never happen to me. Poor, but alive! rich

  5. What lovely baby pictures, they are all so adorable. I really enjoyed this entry. I agree also on keeping the child alive inside of us. God Bless

  6. cute cuter cutest!  Love it, I did this too....over at my quiz journal!  (the link is at my main one)  what  agreat idea Jeannette had! I've enjoyed seeing everyone's photos!


  7. You were both cutie pies!!!!!  And so are Matt and Chelsea.

  8. This was just wonderful. It put a big smile on my face. Yes, I checked the others too. : )

  9. I love photos of kids. You can't help but smile. :-)

  10. How sweet are those pics!  Kids are just plain cute!!!!

  11. Lovely Piccys, like the quote too, XX Julie XX

  12. Val - am sorry I'm so late, have fallen waaay behind on my journal reading, bad Sara!!  Am catching up swiftly though :o)
    Lovely pictures, didn't you show the photo of you and Krissy in here a while ago?  Didn't it have all your sisters in it too?  Or is that a different picture?  Too many questions!!  Your kids are so cute!!  
    Sara   x

  13. Such excellent advice and beautiful pics. An excellent web site to check out is for The Instiute for Play. Imagine that a whole institute dedicated to play. This web site has lots of vaulable information, suggestions, and resources about play. You can even find out... "What's Your Play Personality?"
    Here is the web site..

    Here is one of my favorite quotes from the site.... When in doubt PLAY!

    "What common denominator is shared by mass murderers, abused children, burnt-out employees, depressed mothers, caged animals, and chronically worried students? Play is rarely or never a part of their lives."

  14. You and Krissy were wonderful!  And look how much your children look like you!  I love looking at these pictures.  I'm sorry I haven't been by in a few days.  I'm praying for you my friend.  Love, Penny

  15. OMGosh, you and Krissy were (still are) TOTALLY ADORABLE! I love those pictures.  I've been seeing baby pictures all over j-land and it's been fun.  Sadly my scanner doesn't work with this new computer. ::sigh::  But, I get to enjoy everyone elses pictures. :-)


  16. Oh so very cute!!  I love that you posted these.  :)  I would love to "play" along with this, but my mother states "oh I don't think I have any pictures of you when you were little anymore"  Who throws away their child's pictures.  Anyway, my sister is looking to see if she has any.  I hope I WAS little once :)

  17. I'm doing a psychology project on the aspect of play.


  18. What a great entry and those pictures are adorable.  I like the photos of the kids too, Chelsea looks a lot like you ;)
    take care of yourself doll!


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