Yesterday Alec turned two and a half. (Yes, I'm that mom. I know these things.)
And in his honor, I'm doing something I've been meaning to do for the last six months.
Right around his second birthday, we saw the emergence of Alec's "cheese face." It's his tried and true camera pose: eyes squeezed shut, mouth wide open. The cheese face is like Alec shorthand, a perfect manifestation of the impy, sunny, spirited little munchkin he is.
The seasons have changed -- the balmy summer nights awash with fireflies have given way to Halloween costumes and then, to four foot piles of snow. But, like death and taxes, the cheese face endures. And so, without further ado, I bring you, in roughly chronological order, the Cheese Face: a Retrospective.
You know what they say -- beware of Greeks bearing gifts. And toddlers bearing asparagus.