a wee little plum

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

thank you guys so much for your ideas/questions on yesterday's post - i have some fun upcoming posts in the works so stay tuned...
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once upon a time there was a little girl named alexa.


she was a happy child, with a loving family and not a care in the world.

her biggest concern was which toy to play with and when her mother was going to give her more cheerios - life was good.


here's a smiley little alexa on her 1st birthday, circa 1981, with her handsome father and beautiful mother.

life continued for alexa, she was walking, talking, and eventually started preschool where she enjoyed making friends and being social - quite the prequel to her adult life.

she was the apple of her parents eyes, so smart, so kind, yet simultaneously starting to be a little mischievous, i.e. sneak attack kissing boys in school and stealing all the black crayons.



here's little alexa in her first school picture - preschool, age 3, circa 1983.

life continued for alexa, she started reading, writing and she even got her first singing solo in her 1st grade holiday program. she enjoyed writing her name over and over again on the chalkboard and playing on the tire swing in her elementary school playground.

now while she may not have been the apple of her parents eyes anymore because her brown-nosing little sissy arrived, she didn't mind because she was busy TCOB.

ya know, taking care of business.

you see, very early on in little alexa's life, around the age of 6, something changed in her. she no longer wanted to be the perfect over achieving daughter - she was done with it.

it was way more fun to be bad, more fun to do what she wanted - she could laugh in the face of danger all while wearing white tights, a plaid dress and a massive bow on the side of her head.

sesame street her ass, she was busy belting out whitney houston's greatest love of all on stage at augustino's restaurant in canton.

all while accepting cash tips.

looking back on it all her mother actually found the precise moment where the transition from good to slightly rotten occurred.


alexa, her cousin melanie, her sissy, and her cousin scott

everything is all fine and dandy in the above picture, but then - SNAP!


no more mrs. nice alexa.

and that ladies and gentleman, is the first known sighting of the plum that you have grown to know and love.


i heard she never looked back...


33 comments:

  1. That photo is PRICELESS! Reminds me of a photo taken of my family in France. My mom is reading from a tour book. My brother is looking off into space. And I'm sitting, frowning with my arms crossed. Pretty much sums up our entire vacation.

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  2. Ha, this is a hysterical post! Love the pics- makes me think of similar ones laying around my parents' house. One Christmas my parents wanted to take a family picture and I refused to smile. After about 100 takes, they gave up, and now we have terrible pictures of me being the biggest brat ever. Love it!

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  3. Hahaha, greatest photo ever.

    I think I have a photo around somewhere wearing a similar expression.

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  4. I am pretending that Squints Palledorous from the Sandlot is narrating this post...And she never looked back....EVER...EVER

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  5. Can I point out you are wearing a purple outfit!

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  6. You are SO CUTE!!!

    That is all.

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  7. even before digital there is a before and after photo.....im happy....aw snap step off!

    classic!

    ps awesome sweater!

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  8. What's with the decor?

    Did you live with Liberace?

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  9. That is adorable. Love your outfit, BTW.

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  10. That last picture is just priceless.

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  11. Awesome. I love how the last two pictures totally illustrate you=bad ass and sissy=brown noser.

    I smell next year's Christmas card!

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  12. I love that there's photographic evidence. I'd ask my mom for something like that...but I'm too afraid of what she'd come up with.

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  13. Ha. That face in the last pic is great.

    "This sweater has a colourful PRINT on it!"

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  14. You make it sound like you were so bad....just a bit challenging at times. And you and sissy will ALWAYS be the "apples of my eye"! Love you lots, XO

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  15. You've NEVER posted a photo? How did I not know this?

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  16. This made my dad. That and the fact that your mom commented on it.

    Loving the "schmoop" and the grumpy!Alexa.

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  17. That's just too cute. We see the exact moment you perfected the "cold shoulder".

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  18. Hahahahaha! That's freaking HILARIOUS! And what a cute little girl you were - especially with the 'tude!

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  19. Hahaha you're too funny. I love that there is photographic evidence of all this. Brilliant.

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  20. haha i'm pretty sure i have a picture with me making that same stubborn face too.

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  21. Hilarious! I love old photos. That last one is priceless.

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  22. did you have a multi tier 1st birthday cake?

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  23. You're super cuteeeee even when you're a little girl :D I like that last pose!

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  24. Yes Teen, Alexa had a multi-tiered 1st birthday cake with balloons. It was my first baby's first birthday!

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  25. Got that "after" shot is classic! Fantastic share!

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  26. LOVE the photos. Adorable little plum. I like that you know the exact moment you changed, and that it's documented

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  27. AW. A wee little plum.

    I guess since we're fb friends I never wondered who the plum is, cuz I know what you look like and you're so pretty and I want to pet your hair.

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