Monday, January 27, 2014

The 52 Project 4/52

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

My darling baby boy, you had a terrible night's sleep last night, and still woke up bright and early this morning, much to mommy's dismay. But you've been a sweet little doll all day, despite those droopy eyes. When we went grocery shopping this morning, they were giving away whole cookies as samples, and the cashier, of course couldn't resist your adorable, "sucker, pweese?" so we came away with a huge cookie AND a lollipop in one shopping trip! Your glee was almost enough to assuage my mommy horror at all that processed food and sugar :). I adore you, little one, you and that amazing furry hat.  

Friday, January 17, 2014

The 52 Project. 3/52


Life is busy. Life is hard at the moment. This summer-loving girl never does especially well in the January-March season of horrible Midwestern cold, wintry bleakness. I find it hard to see past the gray and cold, to the beauty and hope right in front of me. My beautiful son will be two and a half in March. He has grown into a happy, delightful toddler, who loves to laugh and tease, and laugh some more. The sound of that bubbly chuckle tugs at the hope inside this mama, pulling it back into view. The color in his baby lips and cheeks and hands and toes reminds me all the beauty of spring and summer can be found right here. I can choose to focus on my darling child, on creating beautiful things, on making our home a bright, colorful, warm beautiful place to come in from the cold. I can focus on the tiny flutters in my womb, on the joy of my ever-rounding belly, on making tiny clothes for a warm, tiny body due to join our family in the Spring, just as this mama's hope is being renewed by green growing things and sweet spring smells outside. I can choose to focus on hope and beauty. Today.

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

This huge bookshelf Daddy made, sitting and awaiting finishing, is too much for tiny hands to resist. A little scrap of dowel becomes a pretend crayon that you vigorously colored with. Your beloved blankie is never far, making it extremely hard for Mommy to ever get to wash it! I love your little toes peeking out, and the pinkness of your fingers, delicately resting on the unfinished wood. You are adored, baby boy. Somehow, a little more every single day.

Friday, January 10, 2014

The 52 Project! 2/52 And, hello!

Hello, Everyone!

For the past 2 1/2 years, I have made attempt after attempt to start up blogging again, and, obviously, have failed each and every time! I have been impressed and inspired by all the photographer-mamas who have taken up the 52 Week Challenge in the past, so I decided to commit for 2014 :).

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

Teague - delighted with the 12+ inches of snow that was dumped on us earlier this week. Baby, you are getting so big, but are still so small. Every day, I want to eat you up...your chubby arms and dimpled hands, your tiny toddler body, your fuzzy blonde hair. You are more perfect than I ever could have imagined...I love you more than I ever thought possible.

Ok so this is technically 2/52 :). Already behind, but ready to commit for the rest of the year!

This is all I have time for, but hope to see you all again very soon! I have some projects lined up, so maybe just maybe I will post some projects and a tutorial or two in-between my weekly photographs :).

Love to all!