Dear reader, You must photograph your children. Cell phone pictures are not sufficient. Take the time, make the call, spend the money. Get good photographs of your kids so that in 10 years you can look back and think,
"Wow, there we were."
My cousin-friend took these pictures for us a few weeks ago, and in 10 years I'm going to be even more grateful to her than I am now. Now I'm happy because I can show off how cute my kids are, but in 10 years I will be able lay eyes on my children exactly as they were on May 29, 2012.
"Look, there we were. 26 and 27 years old, five years into our marriage and each with only five or six grey hairs. Madeline was four and breathtakingly beautiful. Sam was nine months old and had exactly seven teeth that made him look part boy, part rabbit. We lived in Alabama, just the four of us, and our back yard was a great big field made for running."
Because of my friend and her camera, I can keep this evening that will never be again, forever.
(Photos by: Brooke Courtney Photography)
See Brooke's photos of the kids' bath time here.