Given my son is off in Greece enjoying himself today on his 18th birthday, I am not spending my evening taking him to dinner or throwing him a party or any of the other things I might have been doing had he been here. So as a wee experiment I thought I would look at him through the years to see how a boy becomes a man. I've sewn together photos from he was 8 weeks old till last month, at 12 monthly intervals. He'll probably kill me for doing so, but hey, if he hadn't booked a holiday with his mates to Zante, I would not have had the time on my hands to do it! :-)
So here's his life time, so far, in just 19 images:
Marcel aged 8wks, 1yr, 2yrs, 3yrs, 4yrs
Marcel aged 5yrs, 6yrs, 7yrs, 8yrs, 9yrs, 10yrs
Marcel aged 11yrs, 12yrs, 13yrs,14yrs,15yrs
Marcel aged 16 yrs, 17yrs and finally 4 wks short of 18 yrs.
It's funny. I can still see baby Marcel in them all. I think the biggest jump in a year, well after the first one anyway, is between 11 and 12... It looks like the next 18 months might see some interesting changes in his little brother in that case, as he is about to hit ten!