You know how they say you will take less pictures of the last child than you did of your first? Not true.
I take more pictures of Bella, by a mile, than I did of Jackson. Or Cameron. Mainly because my love for photography has blossomed over the past few years. And because, thanks to Jackson and Cameron, I am well aware of how quickly time passes and how we can forget so much detail. So I know what pictures I want to get and what details I need to remember.
Don't get me wrong. I have tons of pictures of Jackson. Back in the day, when I had my first point and shoot and I couldn't bring myself to delete anything. I have dozens of pictures of him in the same outfit in the same bouncey seat. In one photo, he is making a pout face. In the next second he was blowing a raspberry. And then in this one he's making the poop face. And here I took 10 pictures of him just trying to catch a smile. And I kept them all. I took just as many of Cameron.
But the older they get (the boys), they became harder to photograph. I get on their nerves. They don't want to smile. They don't like to sit for the camera. And unlike Bella, they don't like it when they are playing or eating or just watching t.v., and I'm in their face with my camera. It's harder to ignore. Most of my photos of them these days revolve around them playing sports.
Although this picture technically sucks (it's blurry), I kept it. Because he's about to be 10 and I can't freakin believe it. Because he looks so much like me it amazes me and makes me so proud. Because he rarely genuinely smiles for the camera. Because he worries about his skinny arms and wants to have a six-pack (abs, not beer). Because I still sometimes can't believe he's mine.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, middle school, wine, video games, and schedules. I started this blog because I love taking pictures, and I needed a place to document our life. I wanted a place to write it all down, to remember little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.