Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What a year

I thought about it and thought about it and finally let in to my desire to post an ENTIRE year of pictures of my children - I mean can you really blame me?
I ended up looking at some pictures on facebook and just was amazed at how Stephen and Abby have grown, me too by the way - but I'm not documenting that :)
I know it happens, it happened to your children too - but when you see them everyday you just forget how they change, and change and change
So I thank God for many things, but especially for the invention of the digital camera!!!
B/c this invention has allowed me to take hundreds and thousands of pictures of my children, even just in a single month :)
I just need to become a little bit better about doing something with these pictures, these great memories
 I know if I don't get better about printing them out, then they will just be a bunch of thousands and thousands of pictures my children will have to sort through to see themselves grow.....
 Something tells me that's just not as much fun as sitting on the floor going through, album after album and random envelopes of pictures like I did many many times
 So my goal for this week is to order those pictures I've put in my Sam's Club cart, and then maybe next week put them in an album.....
 My guess is this should be done before the twins get here - what do you think :)
 Is anyone still reading this??
 I'm starting to run out of random things to say to go along with these awesome pictures in review....
 I personally like watching transitions in the pictures, like how at the beginning of the year Stephen was in diapers, and by this point he is not..... pictures help us block out all that in between that it took to get there!
 Then again, this picture might capture some of it!
 I also love to watch how Abby went from having very little hair, to the cutest curl in the back!
 Then it starts to grow over her ears, what a big girl
 Then I'm reminded that Stephen - though very articulate and makes me think he's 5 is really only 3 and still such a little guy!
 And he will always be my first baby
 She will always be my first little girl
 but not always my baby girl, that will be a changing role I'm sure of :)
 Then again, sometimes I think all my children will still be my babies forever and ever
Even when they're all grown up and blogging about their own children 
So happy 2011 - can't wait to add the twins to these pictures very soon!!! :)


Cynthia said...

Beautiful family! Hope you are feeling well...can't wait to see pics of the new little ones when they arrive ;^)

fiat said...

The one with your son spraying himself in the face is the BEST!! What a delight!

Julie said...

Beautiful!! I loved looking at all of the pictures too and can't believe you have two more in your belly! So exciting. Many prayers sent your way.