When Seth was just 5 days old, a dear friend of mine sent a photographer, Maggie Holmes, to our home for a photo shoot. When she asked if there was anything specific I was looking for, I asked her to take a picture of Seth on Matt's piano bench.
Still today the sweetness of that moment brings tears to my eyes. We have pictures of Brigham playing the piano with his dad, and Hunter playing the piano with his dad. But for Seth, the best I could do was this image of his exquisitely beautiful five-day-old self with the motionless keys of his dad's piano in the background.
Today, almost 7 months after that picture was taken, I put Seth back on a piano bench. The image is hugely different! It's kind of long, because I don't know how to edit, so don't feel bad if you skip some of it.
I don't know if Seth has been blessed with Matt's musical ability or if he's just a jolly baby in front of a really noisy toy. I do know he was really upset when I took him away from it. Here's hoping the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.