I spent a little time looking through the archives of this here blog, and I couldn’t find this photo of Erica anywhere. Which raised the question… did I somehow not post Erica’s first ever school photo? I find it hard to believe, as it’s among the single best photos of her I’ve ever seen.
Taken at school shortly before her fourth birthday, it was the first of three photos taken, and the only one in which she wasn’t about to cry. It’s simple and happy and perfect, like she is.