Sometimes I can be a neglectful photographer of Stella's day-to-day life. (Christmas could serve as a case in point.) I often remember to bring a camera to outings and get togethers, but then it's easy to get caught up in catching up, keeping up with Stella, and--before you know it--we're on our way home and I'm saying, "Shoot! I never even pulled out the camera!"
But yesterday Stella and I had a playdate at the aquarium with Lucy and Christine, Porter and Piper, and Roman and Charity, and I actually managed to take a few photos.
Playdate moms and babes: Christine & Lucy, me & Stella, Piper & Porter, and Charity & Roman
Having some lunch in the cafe
Stella checking out Lucy--so cute to finally see them interacting a bit!
Lunch continues with pureed food for Porter, and Roman relaxes in post-milk bliss
It's not so much this was a particularly momentous playdate (though it was a lot of fun) or that these are fantastic photographs. Rather, I love the idea that someday, when the age differences between these guys is negligable, and we parents have gotten older, that we will all be able to look back at these and remember this time of our life, that the kids (who, of course, will still be friends) can bemuse themselves with the images of their younger selves, and be amazed that they've known each other for their whole lives. Sort of like this photo of Tyler from his boyhood, on a hike with his dad and brother, and his dad's college friend, and his sons who are still friends to this day.
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