The other day I thought to myself, You know, Tommy is at a really funny point in development right now, so I should try to capture a little of it in pictures. Little did I know that such a thought would lead me to take more than 300 photos. It isn’t so much that I’m one of those Instagram-obsessed moms who documents her precious child’s every moment. It’s more like I’m a chimp trying to work a really nice camera. The little that I know about photography was learned in an online video course that I only had time to watch about 2/3 of. And I still can’t for the life of me figure out how to shift what the camera is focusing on. Hence the mindset of I’ll just take ALL THE PICTURES. Also, I’m using the few days in between freelance assignments to play around with some basic editing software, which I only pretend to know how to use.
Oh, and I just realized that I’m not in a single photo. Because I’m the one taking the pictures and I’m not even going to try to figure out how to do a selfie with a DSLR. Nope.
So here, broken up into categories for your viewing pleasure, is the result.
Puffy, Chubby Arm
How did I have a blond baby?
His toes are all the same length. Is that weird, or is it a normal baby thing?
Stella’s foot for comparison.
Chubby Legs, Delicate Ankles
I’m upset, but I have teeth!
Figuring Out How to Move
Want to climb UP you!
Able to hold a ball.
I wants it.
Maybe if I rock I can scoot forward?
Definitely stuck. Halp?
Bang Shit Together!
That’s a block with a cake on it, Tommy, not an actual cake. I make that mistake all the time.
Again, a book about food, not actual food.
I put stuff together so he can demolish it.
All the strings!
Doing some research.
Always watching from the couch
Dad, off to work
This is why the carpet is always furry.
Mom, stop, I’m gonna pee myself!
Can I help you?
Stella the guard-puppy
Uh-oh, he discovered the snaps.
Folding laundry. All. The. Time.
The diaper drawer
My Less-Pathetic-than-Last-Year Garden
Actual flowers and stuff
Keeping an eye on shit
The 4×4 attempt at vegetables. On the patio because where else would I put it? The giant rock wall behind it?