Friday, February 6, 2009

Memories on the Wall

Taking my kids to a photo studio has proved to be a HUGE challenge! Each and every time I've done it they've failed to cooperate and I typically leave with 1 mediocre pose at best. I do admit that there have been a couple of rare occasions when I've actually gotten some very cute pictures of the kids. Once was about 3 years ago when Sophie was 4 months old. We did a family picture and some pics of the kids by themselves (a first for the twins). Since everything in that session turned put so nice I bought a huge package. These 3 pics, to the right, have been filed away in a closet ever since. I happened to be at K-Mart this morning and they have all the Martha Stewart frames 50% off, so I bought a few and hung those pictures today. I love the black & white of Katie. She's a beautiful girl!

Look at the sweet picture of Adam & Katie when they were babies. That was a Valentine's Day picture in 2005. Notice the 3 vertical pics to the far left...that's the "unofficial" hospital picture of each of my babies. Oh. My. How time does fly. It's bittersweet. Adam & Katie will be going to Kindergarten in the fall and Sophie will be 3 in two more months. Wow! I can become so overwhelmed with the "neediness" of 3 little ones right now that I often fail to realize that it will only be a matter of time before I'm hanging pictures of high school graduates, married couples, and grand kids on my wall. Pulling out old pictures really helps to put things into perspective.

2 comments:

Tree Climbing Mom said...

I'm always amazed how you can manage to get three children to cooperate for photos at one time:)

Smith Schoolhouse said...

aww... that was so sweet and oh so true. thanks for the dose of reality.

I had to give up on picture studios a long time ago. I guess it might be about time to try again now that they are older.