Milestone moments

It’s been so long since I’ve had reliable Internet service (I’m looking at YOU, AT&T!) that I can’t remember what I was going to say. Not unlike the experience you would have if we were having this conversation in person.

So in lieu of all the great posts I wrote in my head while my DSL service was on summer vacation, I have a few milestone snaps of the boys to share at the ripe old ages of two and four. Today, you get William, age four.

Friends, family and longtime readers might recall that I snapped a photo (or 30) of the boys with a little sign marking each month of their lives until they were 18 months (yes, even crazy photo mamas have a limit as to how far they can take it), and then once a year on their birthdays.

In fact, in the case of my firstborn, Will, I actually sent out an online album of those monthly photos (and others) far and wide, sometimes as many as, oh, 60 or so in a single month during his infancy. Of one child. Who was unable to lift his head, smile or focus yet. And I think it would be safe to say I wasn’t very good at taking photos, either.

I remember my oh-so-fabulous, busy executive, gay friend who called me after one such assault. “Sweetheart,” he said. “Forty-two photos? Really? I’m going to have to start asking my secretary to go through them and pick out the cute ones!”

And of course, all I could think was, “My goodness, what a tough job that would be for her to pick just a FEW cute ones!”

NOTE TO THOSE WHO SEND ME PHOTOS OF THEIR CHILDREN: I love them and I can’t get enough. For real. Keep sending them, and that goes in advance for you pregnant folk, too. And you folks who have fallen off the wagon? Get back on or start a blog so I can see photos of your kids. I am not a busy, gay financial executive, and I read my own email. And look at every one of your photos. Thank you.

So anyway. Now I have a blog to satisfy my photo obsession, and I don’t assault people with photos TOO frequently outside of this venue. And if the ones I do send are too many for you? Just give me your secretary’s email address. I think she’s going to love them.

He’s showing you FOUR fingers, you see.

The ubiquitous sign.

Still holding it, better than last year!

And, that’s a wrap!

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17 Responses to “Milestone moments”

  1. Molly Says:

    Lookk at those big eyes!

  2. apple cyder Says:

    what a handsome guy at age four. great photos anna. (i try to assault my friends and family less than i used to also, but it can be hard to hold back.)

  3. B. Says:

    4 indeed.

  4. ChiaLynn Says:

    Oh, man, what a heartbreaker.

  5. sdh Says:

    i love photos, too! you can never send too many!

  6. JenBun Says:

    Those eyes! He has such an expressive, adorable little face! Happy 4th, Will! Thanks for letting your mama share all your photos with us (and that goes for you too, Henry)! 🙂

  7. Michelle Says:

    I love getting pictures of people’s kids, too – I wish my friends would send more!

  8. Jess Says:

    You might not have been a great photographer back then (and I wasn’t reading then, so I wouldn’t know), but you DEFINITELY are now. I mean, you already know that. But it’s worth reiterating.

  9. Maggie Says:

    Oh the eyes! And the grin! What a handsome guy he is!

  10. libound Says:

    Always, always, always, keep them coming! There is no cuter four year old. He is delicious!

  11. Sara Says:

    A very handsome four-year old indeed! And I would be happy to receive cute pictures at work any day; it is way batter than some of the random work e-mails I get.

  12. carrievoris Says:

    He is a big, beautiful four! I say…”Only 42 photos? Where are all the rest?”
    Keep ’em comin’.

  13. thelandofka Says:

    He has big lushious eyes and is going to be breaking hearts someday. Oops, I think I just heard a crack! Great shots Anna! Love the bw conversion on that first one.

  14. Mike Says:

    should have done this. damn.

  15. Christina Says:

    What, are you saying 60 photos of one kid in a month is too much. Oh. Well then….

    He is a handsome little four year old man. Girls, here her comses! I love his expression in the first one with the sign…so “woe is me.”

  16. Maya Says:

    Oh no I feel guilty now for sending out some emails with that many photos too! OOPS! Ha!

    I love your photos with signs…even better when he can pose with them!

  17. Melissa Says:

    Love the shots! Although have to say that the first one with the “Four” sign, with the sad eyes and the expression “how did I get here again with this sign” looks a lot like some of the mugshots I see on a daily basis at work. The other three with the fabulous grin more than make-up for it though! Keep those photos coming – there is no such thing as too many!

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