every night before bed, harper pulls out a photo album and looks at photographs of her grandparents, uncles, great aunts, and all friends and family involved in her first year. it is a comfort to her to see their faces and see herself with them.
every night before bed, i go through my phone and look at the daily (okay, more like monthly) photos. i try to memorize what harper looked like at a certain moment, how she reacted to a situation, etc. i really want to remember all of these little things, but the fact is, i can't.
about a month ago, christopher got out the video camera and we watched old videos of baby harper cooing and being a cute little chubby thing. i couldn't help but cry. not because of her sweet little sounds or awkward movements (that probably contributed) but because i couldn't remember what had been recorded! and it was only a year ago!
so, every day i take way too many photos and post more than enough on instagram. but, at the end of the day, i have little memories of our days together, that i can cherish until i am old and gray.
(photos taken last night while we waited for daddy to get home)
wishing you a very happy easter with lots of chocolate filled eggs!