Long-time readers will remember that I used to do weekly kid-blogging, posting pictures of SteelyKid with a reference animal, Appa the sky-bison from the Avatar cartoon. I stopped a couple of years ago, because SteelyKid started being reluctant to pose for the pictures every week.
I got her to pose for a few yesterday, though, so we can see what a difference 260 weeks makes. Here’s the first really good Appa-for-scale picture, one week after she was born:
And here they are on her fifth birthday (also the “featured image” for this post):
Just a little bit of a difference…
And just for really old-times’ sake, here’s a compilation of the first year of Baby Blogging photos:
If you prefer living-in-the-future to reliving the past, here’s a photo of SteelyKid with her big birthday present:
We got her one of the Nook HD tablets Barnes and Noble is selling cheap these days. This will require strict rules and parental controls, but she’s very fired up for it. It makes me feel old, though, because the cheap portable computer I just bought for my five-year-old is more powerful than any of the computers I used up through graduate school…