Baby faces

I had a great weekend visit with college friends for our annual Christmas (or thereabouts) gift swap and a surprise baby shower at the same time. Friends came from all over to gather together just a few months before our fifteenth college reunion, and we had great fun—and great food, too, of course.


The pregnant mama-to-be is glowing with anticipation (and still learning what to do with her baby gear, as you can see) and we’re all thrilled about the arrival of the newest baby in the group.


But in case you needed a visual reminder of how fleeting babyhood is, some of the original babies of this group have somehow turned into big, beautiful grown-up girls now.



It was impossible to pass up taking photos of these fresh faces, all while remembering what it was like to hold each one of them as newborns. SIGH.


These sweeties are my Best Shot Monday. For more Best Shot Monday and children growing faster than you can believe, click here.



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19 Responses to “Baby faces”

  1. Kim Says:

    sounds like great fun. the girls are all so beautiful. your best shot really captured the essence of little girls – giggles.

  2. MelodyA. Says:

    How lucky. You got some beautiful girl models. I was getting all excited thinking I was gonna get that yummy pasta recipe.

  3. christine Says:

    that last picture is fantastic! add a few decades and you’ve got my group of girlfriends from high school, who get together every fall for one of those porch-sitting, laughter-inducing weekends. fun at any age!

  4. Clink Says:

    Omigod, they’re gorgeous. I absolutely love that last photo – so genuine.

  5. Rosey Says:

    That is one gorgeous gaggle of girls!!

  6. phyllis Says:

    ooh, that last one is so precious. what a wonderful group…

  7. sdh Says:

    such a cute troop of blondie girls!

  8. Maggie Says:

    That is so cute! And it sounds like a great group of friends – how lucky for all of you!

  9. mikesgotnothin Says:

    Ok, so when can you shoot my kids again?

  10. erin Says:

    Those pictures are awesome! And those girls are beautiful!

    Also, what is in that bowl? YUM.

  11. Andi Says:

    Makes me nostaligic for days like that with my girlfriends! The last shot is just a treasure…pure innocence, fresh faces, and the JOY of laughter. Fantastic.

  12. Ellen Says:

    Here I am for the first time! I am a regular Hank & Willie reader, but have not been computer literate enough to reply. But I think it’s not too hard, so here I am for my first attempt! What a wonderful weekend it was. So great to see the Wheaties and I just love all those photos you included, Anna. That pasta meal was incredible, TJ! And the picture is as wonderful as it tasted. Thanks to everyone for making the weekend so special and memorable!!!

  13. Maya Says:

    Anna those are some gorgeous shots of the girls! I love the last one of them all laughing too!

  14. JC Says:

    whoa – mgn – who’s shootin who?

    It’s that awesome camera that takes these awesome pictures.

  15. carrievoris Says:

    that last photo is gorgeous. wow…anna! (as are each of the girls!)

  16. Lisa Says:

    Liz looks great. When is she due? Tell her I said hello.

  17. Jen M Says:

    Such good looking kids!! And that pasta..ooooh the pasta. Great shot.

  18. amygeekgrl Says:

    looks like such a fun time and what great pics! love your choice for BSM. 🙂

  19. arizaphale Says:

    They are indeed gorgeous girls and I know what it is like to hold one now who once fit into your hand and now towers over you by half a head 😦

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