Recently again, I was doing some more sorting and purging in my optimistic pursuit and efforts at reducing unnecessary STUFF that somehow manages to accumulate in one’s home. And from so many years, I have my work cut out for me….haha!
I did go through some bins and shelves and sorted a good number of things into the categories of garbage, donating to our local second-hand store, and keepers.
Then, on my way to get lunch, I happened to pass by the shelf that holds a good number of old photo albums. I pulled out a trilogy from the year 2000 and thought this would be going back far enough to be quite fun for my sons and I to look through after our lunch break……everyone looking much younger then! And boy, did we share a lot of laughs and talk about the memories connected to all the photos.
One of the photos we came across was this one, in which all four of my children were at an age where they were exactly one head space apart from each other in height.
Being the family photographer as well, I had partially planned such an opportunity in the back of my mind as a potential photo…just waiting for the perfect time to snag it!
On that evening I had their cooperation, and everything was just right….and at the last minute, the youngest turned his gaze, smiling away. This was back in the days of actual film, in which I didn’t have the option to take 20 digitals of a particular shot by which to have a good selection to find the ONE. I had but only two takes. And this was the better one. And well, also, kids don’t hang around too long for photo taking, ‘cuz there are other cool things they want to do!
“Mom! You’re taking too long!” “Mom…hurry up!”
Good times indeed.
And that photo still made it into the home-made family photo calendars for 2001.
Bonus: Here is another photo from that time……given the title “Snuggle Puddle.”