Sunday, October 3, 2010

Back in the Day

Before digital photography, before I even had a decent film camera, I took lots of snapshots of my kids that were um... of less than stellar quality.

Nowadays, I am able to take pictures that look like this:

But today, while I was watching Conference, I started going through a bunch of old family photos to put them in albums, and I found pictures like this:

And my heart melted......

How sweet! My two little munchkins tormenting our new - already half-feral kitty, Taffy.

I love the jammies and the rumpled bed, and even the Vaseline jar sitting by the ancient clock radio that I bought with my babysitting money when I was 10 and used until I was about 34. (Back in the days before I knew that petroleum jelly was pure evil.)

And then I found the next one in the series:

That HAIR! And those blue jammies that were once her big brother's - soft little terry cloth sleepers with snaps up the leg. I can practically feel how snuggly she was in those. And my cute Jaxon with his perpetually red cheeks and sweet smile.

I love these! I'm so glad I have them and that I took so many crappy pictures. And I realized that photos don't have to be perfectly lit and properly exposed to be heirlooms, and in fact, usually the everyday-messy hair-moments are the most treasured.

So here's to all our crappy photos and the beautiful memories they keep.


Jenna Marie said...

Oh my goodness! They are so cute and little!! Brynn looks around Allison's age-ish... How darling!! I take a lot of these "crappy" category pictures, and I'm so glad I have them! :)

Emmychels said...

Greetings all the way from Singapore. Those pics are tooo cute.. My girl is 11 this year and seeing those made me want to go dig up her old photos.

katie said...

So dang cute!! I love finding old pictures like these! What cute kids you have :)

Parelli Central said...

Wonderful pictures... all three have a story. So cute!

Petra Christensen
Parelli 2Star Junior Instructor
Parelli Central