Thursday, April 16, 2015


Annabelle made her grand and dramatic arrival into this world on March 28th at 1:40pm. This is how she looked the very first time I saw her.
(I'll be glad to make a video tutorial detailing exactly how I did this excellent photo editing. It involves a lot of terrible cloning/blurring and eventually just cropping the whole picture in order to keep this a family friendly blog. Long story short, National Geographic is looking to hire me in their photo editing department.)

On the 28th of every following month I took a picture of Sesame at exactly 1:40, regardless of what she was doing. 
1. Snoozing in her Rock n Play
2. Chilling in her car seat on the way home from Nashville
3. Hanging with her bff, Mr. Lion
4. Snuggling with Mama at Stone Mountain

5. Wide awake at naptime
6. Leaving Cracker Barrel after her first taste of carrots
7. Chewing her hands and contemplating her life thus far
 8. Yet another nap
9. Post Christmas celebration snooze at Grammy and Grampy's
10. Not napping/planning an escape from her crib
11. Yep. Still wearing pj's well into the afternoon.
12. Being totally unimpressed with the elephants during her birthday trip to the zoo

Somehow we went from the picture at the top to this in the blink of an eye. I have no idea how.
I doubt any future children will have such documented lives. I'll be lucky if I even have the camera charged when I have multiple children running around.


Laura Darling said...

I love that you did this. Such a neat idea. Also, I'd be so honored to know someone working with NatGeo! :)

Michelle said...

I love this idea so much. I would copy it, but no way am I waking up at 3:32 am every month. I'm still so impressed you can say "WHEN I have multiple children running around."

Jen said...

She is such a precious little girl! :)

Miss to Mrs said...

You made me cry at work! I hope you're happy with yourself!