We did it: we managed to take family pictures this afternoon! It was quite the circus (as is to be expected) but we had a good time and out of the 500 or so pictures we took I think we managed to squeeze a few good ones in. I still have to go through them all and edit our selections, but here's a pretty good one of the kids:
They're pretty cute (and so grown up). For real, though. There's this decade photo challenge going around and people are posting pictures of themselves from 2009 and again from 2019 (which I suppose is something one could technically do any year, but it feels big to be moving into the twenties (can we say that—"the twenties"? I'm so old that I feel like the twenties are of course the nineteen-twenties, but here we are in the 2020s, so...)).
Back in the year 2009 we were just babies (some of us, quite literally were babies). Here we are in 2009 in Luxor, Egypt, with just two tiny children:
And here we are in 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, with five children ranging from teeny to human-sized:
This decade did something wild to Miriam and Rachel (to say nothing of the younger three), though I don't feel that I've changed all that much.
If you're wondering whether or not Alexander is making goofy faces in pretty much every photo we took, the answer is yes. But he can get away with that because he's cute.