Stacey Loscalzo

Oct 15

Pictures

by Stacey

I currently have 1, 173 pictures on my iPhone. And many, many more on my computer.

I haven’t put ‘real’ pictures into an album in years.

This weekend, I was reminded of why that is a problem.

For a long time, Katherine sat on Rob’s lap, pouring through pictures of Rob’s childhood. She saw him swimming as a toddler, sitting in a funny low ‘high’ chair, celebrating his first birthday. She saw her aunt wearing a funny Halloween costume and dressed up for an ice skating performance. She asked question after question and learned things about her father and her aunt that she wouldn’t have known if we hadn’t pulled out the album. 

Years from now, how will the girl’s children be able to look at pictures and ask questions and learn if the pictures are trapped on my phone and on my computer?

It seems I have a pretty hefty to-do list for the week…

 

4 Comments

  1. Lindsey says:

    This came up just yesterday at my mother-daughter book club. For some reason, I am so old school that I still print out photos and put them in albums. They are taking over my house: we have two full shelves of photo albums. But the children LOVE to pull them out and page through them. So, for all the mockery I take for still living in 1994, I love my old-fashioned albums! xox

  2. Kristy says:

    I am in the same boat! I have been wanting to do the same. I am so far behind it is a bit daunting but it is something I really want to do.. Good luck with your project.

  3. sara says:

    when you create your blog book, use extra space at the end of posts for pictures, and intersperse pages among the posts and load them with pictures. i cannot tell you how many HOURS my kids have spent poring over these blog books and their favorite parts are all the pictures. it becomes a journal/photo album/time capsule of our family, by year!
    hugs, sara

  4. Jen Strange says:

    Shutterfly books are GREAT for this – you get to skip the printing and arranging part. Just go straight from choosing to printing the book 😀

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