Annual Children’s Photos

This is a guest post by Anna Marie.

Eight years ago, as a first birthday gift, Christopher did a photo session with Abigail.

Abigail, 2009

As the years have gone by and the number of young Maxwells has increased, this has become an annual children’s photo event including all the Maxwell cousins. Christopher takes individual photos of each child.

Andrew, 2015
Lydia, 2016
Calia, 2017

Christopher also takes sibling groupings and “bonus” fun shots.

Abigail and Bethany, 2012
Abigail, Bethany, Christina, and Andrew, 2015

It’s sweet to see these two oldest cousins’ love for and capability with the younger ones.

Benjamin, Bethany, Abigail, and Daniel, 2017

We started doing a group shot in 2014, and it’s fun to see the yearly changes.


Finally, inspiration for our wrap-up photo this year comes from some news we wanted to share. Can you guess?!

We are looking forward to meeting our newest addition in February 2018, Lord willing! It’s fun to have the children increasing so much in understanding and enthusiasm. Ruthanne runs over to me and says “Good morning, New Baby!” to my tummy every morning. I’m feeling quite well (a little extra tiredness and nauseanothing like a lot of you moms go through), and we appreciate your prayers for a safe, healthy pregnancy.

Anna Marie

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not,
to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 19:14

34 thoughts on “Annual Children’s Photos”

  1. Congratulations! Those pictures are precious, and the children are growing and changing so much! We are excited for your growing family and pray for a healthy baby, safe delivery, and smooth transition for the big brothers and sisters.

  2. Praise God and Congratulations!
    What beautiful photos.
    Will be praying for you

  3. Oh congratulations! It is so exciting seeing your family grow!such precious blessings!

  4. Oh congratulations!!!! That’s super exciting. Prayers for an uneventful pregnancy and healthy mommy and baby.

    And thanks for sharing all the photos. So fun to see all the children and how they have grown!


  5. Congrats, that is so awesome!! Will keep momma and baby in prayer. Love Joshua’s pose in the final pic 🙂

    Enjoyed all the sweet photos! 🙂

  6. Yay!!! She always has the most creative ways of announcing 🙂 Really loved seeing the children’s pictures! We are praying daily for Anna Marie and Baby!

  7. Congrats! A new baby is always something to celebrate! Love the pics and seeing the kids grow through the years.

  8. Congratulations! Also, thanks for sharing the trip down memory lane – I loved my cousins while growing up (and still do!), and these pics rejoice my heart.

  9. Congratulations! I thought I saw a little “bump” in the last set of pictures and am glad to know I was right! 🙂

    The children are all so adorable! Thank you for sharing!

    1. The funny part is after I posted the welcome home pictures from Anna and Mary, I saw that baby bump too, and I knew we hadn’t announced the baby yet. So I wondered if anyone would catch it! Good job!

      1. Yes, I saw it too! 🙂

        Wonderful news, and the photos of the children are delightful.

      2. I saw the bump too and wondered! Wonderful news, we are praying for healthy mom and baby.

        1. I saw it too!! (But I’ve learned from experience that it’s always better to wait until that news is announced before saying anything to avoid embarrassment!!).

          Congratulations to the family!!


        2. We were wondering the same thing…I know from experience that the more you have the quicker that precious baby bump appears. 🙂 Congratulations!

  10. Very well done. Couldnt help but giggle. Im due with #10 late feb/early march. And we are still just as excited as when we had our first! Praying for a healthy pregnancy. ?

  11. Love the pics and seeing how much they have grown. I told my husband the other night after seeing the group shot, when the girls came home,that I suspected that AnnaMarie is expecting 🙂 Such great news.

  12. Congratulations, Christopher and Anna Marie!

    Those pictures are adorable. It is fun when the other children are old enough to share in the excitement, isn’t it?

    I am praying for a smooth pregnancy that ends in a healthy baby and mother.

  13. So excited for the announcement. I saw the “bump” in the welcome hone photo, and hoped an announcement was soon coming. So happy for you all, and will keep you in my prayer journal. My oldest son and DIL are having their first baby the end of August, and I can only imagine how happy and thrilled you all must be.

    Blessings, Mari

  14. What a blessing! I am praying for smooth sailing through this pregnancy and can’t wait for the news in February.

  15. Such precious photos of the children – – what blessings! 🙂
    Prayers for a healthy pregnancy and baby – – so exciting!
    Love, Mrs. Patti

  16. Looking back at the post, I see the baby bump everybody’s talking about. I’m so exited for y’all. What a fun group of cousins! 🙂

  17. Congratulations! I remember Daniel’s announcement. Where does this baby fit in the birthday lineup? Was there already a February birthday?

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