Friday, January 8, 2010
In attempts to clean up the awful mess of a photo box that my computer has become, the other day I was going through old folders, deleting duplicates and bad shots, and oooh'ing and awwww'ing over all of Eleanore's old baby pictures that I forgot we had. Out of sight out of mind, you know? I really need to have them printed out and put on display...
This picture in particular stood out to me. Eleanore was about 9 months old, playing on the floor in our bedroom, when she discovered the headband wearing little girl in the mirror. We had bought this mirror a few days before at our favorite flea market style antique shop downtown, but hadn't yet hung it up. We tend to buy things like that, and then they lay around taking up space in the most inconvenient of places until it either gets broken or I put "hang up _________" on a to do list and somebody finally does it. That kind of works with everything in our house though, actually. If its not on a to do list, it will never get done. We've still got moving boxes full of assorted who-knows-what that will never get put into a place, ever.
Anyways, I so easily forget about the beautiful developmental moments that I watched Eleanore experience as a baby. Just yesterday she was turning off her own night light, helping her brother drink from his sippy, giving me one of her pony friends to make me feel better while I cried watching "A Little Princess". Shes so grown up now. It melts my heart, in the best of ways, to look back and remember the early days.
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