Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Yearly Click







To mark each birthday I take a photo of the boys with a prop.
I call it the yearly click.
Finnian's prop is an old shirt of Joe's. It is making for a great growth series I think as I fast forward in my head and imagine him standing in some backyard all lovely and tall and distracted and really wanting to be done with the picture.
He will be 18 and the portraits will be finished and he will run off and not look back.
But some day when he finds his nostalgia, when he wakes up and his invincible skin has rubbed all off and he is broody for the irrecoverable past. Someday when all he wants in the world is to reach backwards to prove it was once really quite so simple and perfect- well then he will have these to remind him of his mama and all the love and hope she had for his future.
And he will smile and show them to his lover and they will hang them in their house and
he will tilt his head and wonder was he ever really that small.
Yes you were.
Happy Fifth Birthday Finnian.
3rd year bday shot by the fabulous Tenille King

13 comments:

Jodi said...

Amy, what a beautiful post! Happy Birthday to your big boy!

vincent said...

Happy Birthday Finn! And you are such a good momma!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday to Finn (and what a fantastic name, too!)!!

grandmaturn said...

Grandma think you are so great and loves you so much. mama

Momo Fali said...

You're so smart! That is an awesome idea.

Momo Fali said...

Oh, and happiest year ever, Finn!

hellokjames said...

happy birthday, finn!

180|360 said...

Happy Birthday Finn! You seem like such an amazing boy...

Sizzle said...

That is the sweetest.

Happy 5th!

susiej said...

Happy Birthday Finn! Good Mama, you are.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Happy birthday sweet boy! My own sweet just-turned-four year old was looking at these pictures on my iPhone and giggling. Other little boys in giant shirts are very funny.

Finn is a beautiful miracle of a boy. Five years of love. Something to celebrate - with a big piece of cake I think. I'll have one in his honor.

creative-type dad said...

Happy Birthday big guy!

Great pictures

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

What a seriously great idea. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY FINN!!!

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