“Very first picture, that’s Angel with…” I began before being cut off.
“Hey that’s you Ana!” Collin exclaimed. I chuckled and Angel smiled.
“Yeah, of course! And guess who that is!” Ana said with a hint of sarcasm.
“Is that…” Collin began.
“You.” Angel finished.
“And that’s you too.”
“I look like a baby.” Collin said. I laughed.
“That’s cause you were son!” I replied gently tapping the top of his cap.
“Hey!” He said putting it back in place.
“Ah, this is when Angel was pregnant after you were born Collin.” I said.
“Dad you look ridiculous, what are you doing?” Collin said.
“Well I was trying to talk to the babies.” Collin proceeded to laugh at me.
“Ana!” Melody exclaimed pointing at the picture excitedly.
“Now you recognize her don’t you?” Angel said to Melody on her lap.
“This is when she began that I’m-not-photogenic-phase.” I said.
“I’m still in it!” Anastasia said.
“Hey! I didn’t know you’d taken that picture!” Anastasia said.
“But you were so adorable playing with your brother we couldn’t resist!” Angel replied.
“Come on, come on, flip the pages! I don’t want to be a baby anymore!” Collin said, trying to flip the pages before me.
“And guess who that is.” I said.
“Me?” Melody asked with the cutest little face.
“Yes honey.” Angel replied.
“And that’s Cain, your twin brother.” Angel said as I flipped the page. Melody giggled. Cain in question had fallen asleep on the couch.
“Oh there’s Melody playing with the xylophone.” Angel said.
“Oh there’s Cain eating the xylophone.” I joked.
“Hey wait stop! That’s me! That’s me now!” Collin said.
We observed the two pictures of him posing.
“And you still refuse to smile and look at the camera.” I commented.
“What? But I’m posing.” Collin said as he did the same pose.
“Ah stop the torture!” Collin complained.
“Haha, seems Grandma caught you crying.” I laughed.
“I wasn’t crying!! There was…sand in my eye!”
“It was Anastasia, see how crooked the picture is?” I said.
“I was only tickling him! Goodness!” Angel exclaimed.
Man I really like how our family has grown. I closed the album and got up to have dinner with my family.
So yeah a little photo theme here I guess. (I GOT LATE NIGHT BY THE WAY, JUST SAYING. I’M SO HAPPY! Late night was actually essential for the kid’s story) Just treat this chapter as a transition I guess, for the next few chapters it’ll be all about the kids!
I realize now I’ve actually come to be really attached to those two, maybe even more to how attached I am with Millie and Roland…