Wednesday, August 13, 2014

32/52 - The 52 Project

Vincent - I still can't get enough of your adorable sweetness.

Teague - I couldn't believe how much my heartstrings were pulled as I watched you getting bowled over and over down the slip 'n' slide by your daddy. Your elation & delight were intensified by the sunlight highlighting your grins and laughter, and your huge blue eyes framed by your sopping wet hair. You were so tiny, so happy, so brave...and yet you suddenly seemed so old. Like you'd suddenly grown up and I'd missed it. How I felt all this simply while watching you play, I don't know. But I know I love you fiercely, and I'm so proud of you it hurts.

"A portrait of my sons, once a week every week in 2014."

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

31/52 - The 52 Project

Delighted to have finally successfully shot both my babies this week with my DSLR :).

Vincent: You just keep getting sweeter.

Teague: Looking suddenly like a seven-year-old on your brand-new bike. You haven't figured out how to actually pedal it yet, but you're only two, after all! And you look good on there, baby. Breaking mommy's heart.

"A portrait of my sons, once a week every week in 2014."

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

30/52 - The 52 Project


Teague & his extremely good-looking daddy.

I don't have much time for words this week, so I will simply say that this week has been much like these photos, quiet moments of clarity while my tiny baby sleeps, and crazy, happy, swirly moments, watching my husband and big baby play together. This is life for me right now, and I am just soaking it up.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

29/52 - The 52 Project

Teague: my fearless boy. Absolutely nothing the playground can offer scares you. This mama has to chuckle when other kids, much bigger and older than you balk and scream and cry, terrified to swing on the big swing or go down the big slide or slide down the fireman pole. Then your tiny, bold self pushes through and dives right down, giggling happily all the way. We want you to be fearless, sweet boy. To trust your body to be strong and agile and sturdy to take you wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do. Though this bravery comes with its share of skinned knees and bumps and bruises, you are happy and confident, and we wouldn't want it any other way.

Sweet brothers.

Vincent: Oh my baby, once again, I find myself at a loss for words. You are amazing in every single way. You are a treasure. I still can't believe how lucky we are, that you are ours. 

"A portrait of my sons once a week, every week in 2014."

Thursday, July 17, 2014

28/52 - The 52 Project

Teague - We are considering hiding your "fireman boots" from you. You insist on wearing them everywhere, all the time, and since you can put them on yourself, you tend to get your wish. With the arrival of your tiny brother, you suddenly seem HUGE. You impressed us beyond our wildest expectations the day we brought your brother home and you knew exactly who he was. Your comprehension that this tiny red-faced being is a part of our family was just so...awesome. Your adoration of him (and subsequent slightly dangerous toddler displays of ardent affection) amazes us. And even though sharing mommy and dealing with all the changes that have come over our home in the past two weeks have been a challenge for you (and us!), you are adjusting. We love you, Teague Jackson, & are so proud to call you ours.

Vincent - How to put anything I feel about you into words? You are perfection from head to toe. The easiest, happiest, sleepy-est baby in the world. The cutest, the snuggly-est. I already can't remember life without your warm little baby body in my arms. You are darling, you are incredible. And we just adore you.

"A portrait of my sons once a week, every week in 2014."

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

27/52 - The 52 Project


 Teague & Vincent.

 Teague & Daddy.

"A portrait of my sons once a week, every week in 2014."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

26/52 - The 52 Project

Late this week because of this.

Vincent Arthur. There are no words. We're just so glad to finally meet you.

Teague Jackson. My favorite prenatal checkup buddy. Waiting so patiently for our wonderful doctor on my due date. Little brother came two days later :).

"A portrait of my sons once a week, every week in 2014."