Thursday, February 17, 2011

Flashback Thursday

I looked in the drawer of our coffee table last night (usually a big mistake - I try never to look in there as it's crammed with STUFF) and found a small stack of pictures we had printed out on plain paper, I think to make a collage for a school project on family. It's so easy to forget how small they were, or how curly E's hair was, or how chubby A was, and I'm thankful for the blog to remember small moments and stories, since I'm not one to do an elaborate baby book or scrap book. I love that digital cameras have made it easy to capture moments, but the flip side is those pictures never make it off the computer into any concrete form. The picture of E sleeping yesterday? Those are small little photo albums scattered around her, pink and labeled 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12, are to capture the best pics from the first year of life. And they are blank. Empty. Not a picture in them. Hmm, perhaps this is a post more worthy of AwwwClutter, but seeing this picture made me feel a little nostalgic, which helped me fit into the theme of this month's book club book. It might be time to figure out the best (cheapest and best quality) way to print out some photos and load up some photo books (um, since there are over 10,000 pictures on my computer!). AND, I have got to call the picture studio since we haven't had Andrew's two year pictures taken yet.

The From Left to Write Book Club consists of over 100 bloggers who read books and then write posts inspired by the book (not a review of the book). This month's post was inspired by Exploiting my Baby, by Teresa Strasser. I'm still struggling with writing a post "inspired" by the book, so I'll say this was loosely inspired, and I enjoyed the book. If I was pregnant, I'd have enjoyed it more, but with two small children, I really, really liked the later chapters of the birth and first month after. As a member of the book club, I was given a free copy of the book, which I will be passing along to someone else (want it? just ask).


Emily said...

I thought I was the only one who has most of her pictures in either her camera or on her computer! Nope, the dreams of maintaining a baby book went out the window when the actual reality of my son was born.

Scrapbooking? Please! How do these mothers do it? It boggles the mind. I am jealous of them though. Maybe they could do mine?

April said...

I let my mother do the scrapbooking! And who knows, maybe I'll be ready to take the helm if I end up a grandma some day!

Laurie said...

We have similar issues - so many great photos on the computer. I end up backing up the computer all the time since so many of our precious photos are there now. And, I do keep baby books, but only for the first few years and even then it doesn't have all that many pictures. The blogs really help to be able to go back and see some special moments.