Like Halloween 2012 // Halloween 2014, when Tory and Aden dressed in the same lion costume. I strive to see similarities between my kids' but, yeah ... hmmm ... nothing. Same parents; completely different kids. Go figure.
Tory at 14 months, October 2012
Aden at 11 months, October 2014
Yesterday, Aden was crawling around my parents' kitchen floor and a memory of Tory rounding the same corner popped into my mind. I grabbed my (not as fancy as Andi's) camera and snapped his picture.
Tory at 9 months old, May 2012
Aden at 11 months, November 2014
My Nebraska aunts, uncles and cousins came together at my parent's house Sunday afternoon for Sloppy Joe's. As always, it was super fun (and super crazy) getting seven kids under the age of seven together in one place. The decibel level of kid screeching was ear-piercing. And, of course, we loved every minute!
Whenever we're all together (even almost, this time sans my cousin Tara's kiddos), we try to snap a picture of the little kids together. Here's a few of the most recent:
Christmas Eve, December 2013
Mother's Day Weekend, May 2014
At the dairy farm, July 2014
Halloween Weekend, November 2, 2014
This family photo was a ... bit difficult to capture. Finleigh (14 months) was having none of it, and escaped from the sofa as quickly as her mama, Jes, set her there. On her way down, she squished Aden, who was seated next to her, and he started to shriek. A second after I snapped this photo with my camera, Tory took all the commotion as her exit sign and fled the couch as well. Half the kids were crying by the end. Note to future selves, cousins: Take the kids' photos at the beginning of the gathering, not at the end. Also? Maybe the first day of Daylight Savings Time, when kid naps were jacked and schedules were jostled, wasn't the best time to document the occasion. Or, maybe it was because it exactly sums up the beautiful chaos of our lives right now.