I spent a good 3 hours going through all of Ryan's pictures and categorised them, picked out the good ones and created and added a slide show entitled `Follow Ryan's Growth'. After I have finished and was admiring my handy work, I was suddenly hit by a moment of nostalgia. Looking back at those pictures when he was much younger and the moments that we have captured then, brings back many fond memories of raising him (although he is only 4.5 months old now). There were pictures that brought a smile to my face and I must admit, I think even a tear to my eyes. I wish I can relive those moments. So priceless and precious.
My wife who is currently in Singapore on business actually cried last night when she looked at them and it made her missed us even more.
I am definitely glad that we have been snapping pictures of Ryan like a couple of mad paparazzi. And I am glad that we infested in our new Canon IXUS 860 IS. It was definitely much better than my old HP digital camera with limited features. I particularly like to switch on the continuous picture taking mode. This is because Ryan will never pose intentionally for any picture to be taken. We will just snapped away and then choose and pick the one which capture that `perfect' pose or moment. You must have a sizable memory card of course. We have 4GB!
Looking at the pictures made me love Ryan even more although he is getting naughtier and cheekier by the day. All the frustrations simply just fade away.
So, if you are a first time parent, take those pictures and lots of it. Relive those priceless moments when they have grown up and shed a few tears in the process. I know I will.