Phil and I were married in 2002 (that makes us ancient, huh?) but didn't get a digital camera until 2004, so that's when these pictures begin.
Can we just take a moment of silence to remember all the pictures captured by film that will forever go unnoticed by the Internet?
Seeing my babies as actual *babies* is making me so sentimental.
Pull yourself together, woman!
But can't we go back to when they were all warm and cuddly and didn't talk back?
No! Life goes on!
Okay, here come the waterworks.....
John-Paul: 22 months ~ Andrew: 2 months
This is the year we decided to leave them in pajamas for Christmas morning. I mean, duh, why get dressed if you don't have to?
J-P : almost 3 ~ Andrew: 14 months
Here's when we decided to get a picture of them on the stairs before they came down to open presents. It's a tradition Phil's family used to have, and we wanted to start it. We are super duper copy cats, but imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, right?
J-P: almost 4 ~ Andrew: 2 ~ Eamon was 3 months and couldn't sit on the stairs yet!
Oops, must have forgotten about the stairs in my baby brain fog (Maggie was born Dec. 1st) and just took a photo on the couch!
J-P: almost 5 ~ Andrew: 3 ~ Eamon: 15 months ~ Maggie: newborn!!
J-P: almost 6 ~ Andrew: 4 ~ Eamon: 2 ~ Maggie: 1.....and I guess not cooperating (big surprise!)
J-P: almost 7 ~ Andrew: 5 ~ Eamon: 3 ~ Maggie: 2
J-P: almost 8 ~ Andrew: 6 ~ Eamon: 4 ~ Maggie: 3
J-P: almost 9 ~ Andrew: 7 ~ Eamon: 5 ~ Maggie: 4 ~ Alexander: 5 months and too young to sit on the stairs!
It's funny, I always take these pictures and then think "That's not a good one" but I am sooooo glad looking back that I did it.
I love my kids and all their imperfections.
Just as our Heavenly Father loves us.