Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Now *This* Is A Picture

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As a mom, I try to document some of the more memorable experiences that the wee ones have had - from Mister Man's first lost tooth to the mosquito bite that swelled shut Little Miss's eye to fun at local festivals and more.

I don't capture all the moments I wish I had - the first steps, pictures at every month in the same place for the first year or two - but I've got plenty of fun ones and ones that I hope they'll treasure as they get older.

No, it's not taking the pictures that's my problem. It's doing anything with them (posting on the blog aside) that is the problem. I eventuallly download them from my camera to the computer, but actually printing them. I haven't printed a photo since a 2001 trip my husband and I took to Seattle.

Ummmm yes, that's two plus years before Mister Man was born.

At this point, I've taken some really neat photos of the wee ones that should be proudly displayed throughout the house. I should be buying stock in framing companies - or learning to make my own frames - after I've lovingly placed the remaining photos into year by year photo albums, each noted with the date and the subjects of the pictures.

Oh, I can't even type this with a straight face.

I'm so intimidated by the sheer number of unprinted pictures I have at this point, I am paralyzed into intertia. It's one of my goals for this school year to get caught up. Nearly ten years is a lot of photos, so my goal is to take it month by month - September to do up to 2002, October to Mister Man's birth, etc.

In the meantime, pretend like this picture is in a beautiful frame in our family room. Humor me.

Isn't he cute?

And man, do I feel like a bad mom now.


Alexis AKA MOM July 7, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

First off LOVE the new pic of you :)

Second loving that picture that is so cute! Rock on mom it's framed in my mind.

You're the best!

Unknown July 8, 2010 at 2:08 AM  

He's a DOLL--same age as my middle boy and they are so damn cute right now

BTW I LOVE the frame you put on this photo? It matches the couch perfectly, seriously!

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WeaselMomma July 8, 2010 at 5:01 AM  

Very cute, but I hope he swings soon.

Melisa Wells July 8, 2010 at 6:19 AM  

Yeah, MAKING YOUR OWN FRAMES is definitely the way to go. :)


Karen July 8, 2010 at 8:03 AM  

As a survivor of the 12-step program for non-photo-printers, I feel the need to share My Publisher (.com) with you. I've started making photo books with my pictures from there so that I don't need to print pics, AND I have them in an album to enjoy. Wait until they run a sale. Sometimes they'll do 30% off, or 50% off $100 or more (good one!) or a BOGO, in which case grandparents get a photo book for Christmas. (Double bonus!)

septembermom July 8, 2010 at 3:24 PM  

Such a cute age. You don't want to know about how many shoeboxes full of pictures that I have to go through. I 'm so bad with pictures.

Michelle July 8, 2010 at 9:34 PM  

Alexis - Awww thank you! You exaggerate, but I'll take it :)

Laura - Yep, and the family room furniture, too, no?

WeaselMomma - funny funny. He actually hit that ball quite nicely, if I remember correctly.

Melisa - Ummm yeah. That's so not gonna happen :P

Karen - Yeah, but then I feel like I have to pick and choose and tell a story with them and everything else. And the $$ gets huge for me, too. I do a lot of pics.

Kelly - Hey, at least you have the shoeboxes. That's two steps ahead of me! :)

Donald July 12, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

1 trip to costco with 1 DVD of photos. Get back 1 BIG photo book.

Michelle July 18, 2010 at 11:27 PM  

Don - Do you have ANY idea how painful that would be to upload them all and put them all into a book? That's the hard part. BUT it is a school year goal. Give me time.

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