After Blondie was born, my mother handed me my own baby album. When we moved to Singapore, she slipped the first year of our lives in Singapore into my suitcase. It has been wonderful to compare Blondie's life with my own, and she loves to hear stories from when mama was little.
So, sometime over the past year, I have started to collect photographs of our wee ones to put into an album, so they can leaf through it. Since I was going through our files anyway, I have also started a file named 'Embarrassing', stocking pictures for use when the time comes for graduation and wedding speeches.
Having gone through all of those pictures several times, the funny thing is: there were no hidden treasures. I knew exactly which ones were my favourite pictures and those ones have remained my favourite pictures. Many of them have already been featured on this blog (here and here and here, for instance, or here and here and here or if you want to go really far back here and here and here and, finally, here).
But here are a few of the past year that I just adore.
Switzerland holiday, January 2014
Big Boy adores pink flowers, balloons and hair accessories, as well as cars, balls and death jumps. (March 2014)
Photoshoot at my all-time favourite photoshoot location, the white garden at the HortPark.
Big Boy in heaven. (July 2014, picture by a friend)
Blondie in the even bigger ball pen. (July 2014, picture by Man Tamtam)
Blondie and myself at the CNY lights* (February 2014, picture by a friend)
*CNY is Chinese New Year, and the streets of Chinatown are covered in lanterns depicting the year's zodiac sign (horses and coins in this case, my zodiac sign in fact).