As you know, I've been working on another family photo album. Every now and again I'll get out my supplies and the dining room table is lost to sorted piles of pictures and the floor to a cover of confetti paper scraps. I love the process of doing this, especially at the turn of the year, as it allows me to surround myself in the special moments from the past twelve months and to feel so grateful for all I have.
The baby tends to steal the spotlight right now. He is growing so fast and while we all delight in him, I hope you know how much we all delighted when each of you did those same things. Your father and I see a piece of each of you in him--and with each accomplishment of his, we find ourselves reliving all of your first steps, first words, and wobbly walks. That boy is a lucky one to have such awesome big sisters and brother to look after him (try to appreciate this, littlest man of mine.) And photographing all of you together has been a real joy.
I hope some day you will look back on these photographs and books and see the wonderful memories, all the joy and love that our home was filled with in your childhood. I hope you don't roll your eyes at each other and mutter under your breath about how your mother had her camera in your faces all the time. Please know that the pictures I take are like a gratitude journal for me. These moments with you kids are what I am most grateful for.
I'm joining in the Letters To Our Children blog circle at Everyday Eye Candy.
Please head over to LaShawn's blog for the next letter in the series!