As always, I made the annual "Trevor at" layout without looking at the previous pages. I like knowing that the adjectives I choose to describe him are how I see him now, without influence from the past. Of course, most words don't change from year to year. He's been smart, generous, trustworthy, and reserved since birth.
Trevor at 14
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I always buy Trevor a new shirt for his birthday portraits, often a polo that he can then wear to church. (He hasn't had much opportunity to wear that shirt since his birthday, since going to church is not a thing during the pandemic. Since March, we've been on our couch each Sunday morning watching church live via YouTube and joining the fellowship hour after church via Zoom.)
Anyway, I started the tradition of having Trevor wear a new shirt for his birthday portraits from the beginning. During his first year (when we took monthly portraits), it was a fun way to 'debut' the many gifted outfits and hand-me-downs he'd received. Fourteen years later, it's tradition. In looking back at his previous photos, I realized he is wearing the same shirt at 14 as he is at 8. Not the exact same shirt, as he has grown significantly since then, but the same shirt in a bigger size. No big deal, just something I noticed. I'm just thankful to have such a cooperative kid to do these portraits every year.
Cindy deRosier has a masters in Education and taught for 11 years. She uses that experience to blog about kids crafts and family-friendly educational travel. She is the Editor of Fun Family Crafts, a website with over 12,000 kid-friendly craft tutorials. Cindy is the co-author of "What Would Jesus Patent?" and does freelance writing and designing.