I meant to write this post a couple days ago so it’d be ready to post this morning, but it just didn’t happen. Not all of our pictures have been transferred to our external hard drive yet, and the only ones that have are from our old cell phones. But you know what? I’ve captured a lot of the last five years via cell phone pictures. There are literally THOUSANDS of cell phone pictures in addition to the thousands we have taken with our DSLR. We are very much picture people around these parts and it really bums me out that I haven’t been able to share many of them on the blog yet.
So, the pictures for this top ten list are my “top ten significant memories captured by my little EnV phone.” Also, there is actually eleven. Sorry!
Here you go:
1. The day Chloe came home from the hospital. (April 3, 2008) This makes me cry! Look how little my girls are! Look at Irelyn’s little feet. Look at the love as she holds her baby sister for the first time. There are literally tears in my eyes, ugh, I am such a girl.
2. Two reasons why we no longer have cats or dogs. Picture One (May 13, 2009) is Irelyn’s back after one of our cats jumped over a baby gate and landed on her back…scaring the crap out of both of them. Picture Two (September 7, 2009) is Chloe’s right cheek after she had been bitten my mother-in-law’s dog. The picture was taken in the ER room after it had been cleaned up, but before Chloe was put under anesthesia so the plastic surgeon could stitch her up. We were “lucky” that it wasn’t worse. I will blog about that story one day.
3. Grayson in the “Bili Bed.” (May 15, 2009) Grayson had jaundice for two months after he was born. Which meant everyday for the first two months I had to drive to the hospital to get his bilirubin levels checked. He was also orange that entire time. My Little Oompa Loompa. Two days after we came home from the hospital we were readmitted after he got his levels checked for the day. Nothing like just having a baby, going home for a couple nights, then having to go back and spend the next three nights in the hospital. Oh, and I wasn’t allowed to hold him. He could only come out of the bed to be fed.
4. Sibling love. (June 23, 2009) During one of our trips to run errands I looked back at my three little babies crammed in the backseat of our Honda Accord and saw Chloe holding Grayson’s hand. She continued to hold his hand until we reached our destination. I love the unconditional love they have for each other. It’s like they’re born and BAM! they protect and care for each other no matter what.
5. My babies. (June 6, 2009) They aren’t babies any more, but they still have the same amount of love. Sure, it’s not been an easy road being the parents of kids so close in age (Irelyn is 17 months older than Chloe and Chloe is 13 months older than Grayson) but they have a bond that, I think, siblings further apart in age don’t have. Also, they fight a whole heck of a lot more than siblings further apart in age.
7. The best Daddy. (June 25, 2009) I probably have hundreds of pictures of David napping with the kids. I love it. I even wrote a poem about it one Father’s Day to include in a little scrapbook I made for him. I had no idea that he would be such a good father to our kids. I couldn’t have asked for (or dreamed up) anyone better.
8. Our last moments in our “Stone Chapel” house. (August 1, 2009) Stone Chapel was the first (and only – so far) home that David and I owned together. Our babies were all born there. This is the morning we left to go try our hand at living in California as a family (albeit we did not live alone there). California did not work out, it was a depressing 13 months for me. I wish we had never sold our Stone Chapel house. I miss it terribly. At least we are back in Texas and happy now. Although we do miss all our family in California.
9 & 10. The only reason why I survived living in California. Picture One (August 13, 2009) & Picture Two (September 14, 2009). Despite my depression, I tried to keep a happy face for my babies. These three littles and the love they had/have for David, each other, and me kept me from doing some things I would have later regretted.
So there you have it, folks. Sorry it was a bit depressing and I promise to blog about all the stories mentioned in here one day. Not exactly my top ten favorite photos, but they are the “top ten significant memories captured by my little EnV phone.”
All photos were taken on my Motorolla EnV which I used from July 2007 through February 2010.