Last week, as I was prepping my August film post, I thought about all the photos I have taken of Ellerie in her crib this past year (turns out I only missed it two of the twelve months). I keep my film camera in her room and since I generally try for about a photo a day, I often "remember" to grab a shot when I am heading in to get her up from nap. Usually, this makes for great photos and recently this means we have some fun bedhead happening. (Soon we really will have to make that toddler bed transition and then I'll have another baby girl to photograph in this crib.)
Not going to lie, I teared up a bit going through these photos. Not because it "went by so fast" or because "I wish I could stop time" but because these photos vividly show my girl growing up. Watching her personality emerge is my greatest joy and seeing a comparison like this feels a bit like a highlight reel of your favorite show.
I love you, Ellerie. Keep growing.