In honor of June 14, 1777 when the Second Continental Congress declared this day to be Flag Day in the United States of America, I bring you these photos from 2006 of Nathan and Benjamin and some red, white, and blue.
Those curls! Of the things in life that make me happy, those silky blond baby curls of Benjamin held a firm spot in the top three, while they lasted. And now they are all gone, vanished like those chubby toddler ankles and elbows.
Also, please note that this is one of only two photos I have of Nathan missing his two front teeth. I had grand plans of having a portrait done to mark the occasion, but a mere seven days passed between the loss of his front baby teeth and the remarkably quick replacement of his permanent teeth. Why must he always be in such a hurry to grow up?