People probably think I am crazy when I am out with the kids and I am taking insane amounts of photos in what appear to be very normal places and situations. The mall, Target, the grocery store, every restaurant, playground. You name it- I am there in full paparazzi style taking pictures of Archie. (Most often with Ace, but she is so over it, and Archie LOVES having his picture taken). I can remember when Ace was first born, and when we were experiencing all of her "firsts". I did the exact same thing. I had a camera in my hand at every moment. I wanted to capture it all.
I get sad quite a bit thinking about all of the firsts that I missed out on with Archie. All of the basics. First roll over, sit up, crawl, steps, words. First night in a "big boy bed", first time to eat with a fork and spoon. So I get pretty excited when I get to experience a new first for Archie. And there have been so many. First time to ride in a car seat. First time to watch a basketball game. First time to go to the movie theater. First time to eat Tex Mex. (First time to eat most foods). First time to walk a dog. First pet. First vacation. First time to have his own bedroom. First time to have his own toys. First day of school. First time to snuggle on a couch with his mom, dad, and sister. That's a bunch of firsts. First. First. First. Is that starting to sound like a really weird word to you?
I am thankful to have some snapshots of Archie's earlier days when we didn't yet know that he was our son.
Not flesh of my flesh
Nor bone of my bone
Looking forward to many more firsts with our sweet boy.
So grateful. So blessed.
Lots of Love!