Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Top ten. Scratch that. Top twelve.

It’s no secret that I have a lot of pictures of my child. Like, a ton. I don’t have a great camera and I’m not a very good photographer at all (okay – I’m horrible) but that doesn’t stop me from attempting to document every.single.moment of this kid’s life.

Now that we’ve entered the digital age, taking millions lots of pictures is easy. You don’t have to worry about using up your film, the cost of developing and the space that it will take to store your seventy billion photo albums. But because of that, we often end up with oodles and oodles of photos that can easily get jumbled and lost in digital storage. In an attempt to avoid having these photos just sit on my hard drive for years and years and years, I’ve put my favourite photos in a separate folder at the end of each month – a folder that will eventually be turned into a photobook at the end of her first year.

I look through these photos a lot. I was looking through them today and realized that some of them are incredibly special to me. Of course, I love them all – but there are definitely those few that I hold closest to my heart.

Somehow, I managed to narrow it down to my top 10 12 (I tried but I couldn’t weed out those last two) favourite photos of Eva to date (but, um, to be honest, my verrrrry favourite one isn’t included because its, you know, not suitable for public viewing. Let’s just say, it was taken when she was quite fresh. As in, not even fully into the world). Most of them weren’t even taken by me but by my brother. These are the photos that put a smile on my face no matter how many times I look at them.

So, here they are, in no particular order. My top twelve.

1. My first moments as a mother. I simultaneously love and hate this photo. I’m sure I don’ have to explain why.

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2. Eva and I at 2 weeks old in the garden – taken by my brother.


3. Our Christmas card photo – totally sums up her personality – again, taken by my brozo.


4. Chillin’ with the Big Dude. Her face cracks me up every.single.time I see this photo. She’s all, “Um, yeah I am”.


5. Eva and her Daddy at Christmas. Melt. Me. (Taken by brother)


6. Eva and Nana. Cannot tell you how much I cherish this photo. The joy? Unstoppable. (Please note that the shirt Eva is wearing says, “Grandma Makes Me Happy”. Yeah, she does). (Taken by brother).


7. Baby wearing love.


8. Elvis’ love child.

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9. Kissin’ Cousins.

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10. (okay, and 11 and 12). Those eyes? Kill me. (Left and bottom right: taken by brother).

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She is a beauty to me. I easily could have dubbed this post, “Top 100”. Consider yourselves lucky.


Katie @ Loves of Life said...

Trying to narrow down my top 10 could be THE hardest task EVER. I may not even try it. She is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

SO sweet. Is that a moby wrap?? I am totally getting one like that for my next baby. It would have been a life saver.

Jackie said...

Those are so sweet....I can't believe how big she is already and her first birthday is nearly here! Just wait trying to narrow it down for the senior graduation slide show. :)

Taryn said...

100% awesome. Those are great shots. I love the one with grandma and babe. It made me smile too.

Kar said...

So so sweet!! When you said you had narrowed the photos down- I immediately thought of a few of my favourites!! Of course they made it in your top 12 :)

I started doing the same as you- and separating my favourites each month... I'm not sure when I stopped doing that- but I'm a little behind!! haha

btw. I remember picture #1 from your birth story- it made me cry <3 Love it!!!

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

I've always loved the first photo for some reason! love all of them too :)

Holly said...

The Elvis picture is hilarious! She's very photogenic, lucky girl... she looks adorable in every photo.

Anonymous said...

Beauty to us all!!!!!!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

3,5,6,8 are my FAVORITES! I just love them!!!! :) She is such a cute, sweet baby!

Tricia said...

Hey you!
I miss you. I have not been here enough, or sadly, at all. Life with kids does that to ya', (me) though. Well, I will blame it on that. ;)
It never fails to warm my heart and bring tears to my eyes to see and hear how much you embrace motherhood. <3.
Give that Eva a kiss for me, and enjoy your summer.


Samantha said...

SO pretty!

My faves are the last three, Elvis, the Christmas photo and when she was first born.

Her birth story is one of my favorites to read over and over.

Lucky in Love said...

She's so gorgeous :) I love her...and you!

Carrie said...

She's so adorable and so hilarious :)

Brittany Ann said...

That first photo is the ONLY reason I am allowing a camera anywhere near the birth center when Baby Girl is born. Because I remember the first time I saw that, and the look on your face? I just bawled. It's gorgeous!

Gina said...

I wish I would have had B take a photo of G not quite out in the world yet. Those are fantastic.

Liz said...

That first picture is just beautiful.I have no other words for it, just beautiful. So amazing that the moment you held E for the first time is in a picture for her to see one day.