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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

15/52: bath time gals...

*this is really week 18, but still playing catch up...*

joining jody (and others) for the 52 project... a photo (or more) (always more) of my daughter, once a week, for 52 weeks in 2014...



15/52

one of my absolute best friends in the world came to visit last month, and she brought her adorable baby girl along... after a day of baby kisses, book, playing and cuddling, shared queso (complete with double - and quadruple - dipping by the girls), and more... it was time for a bath...





as you can tell, she has no fun in the bath whatsoever...

in fact, she loves the water SO MUCH and has so much wild fun in the bath, that we have to do baths early in the day, or else we take showers at night - otherwise it is like giving ella 5 cups of strong coffee and some speed before bedtime.. 

{ella: 17 months}

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

14/52: ella and izzie

*this week is really week 18, but i'm playing catch up...*

joining jody (and others) for the 52 project... a photo (or more) (always more) of my daughter every week, for 52 weeks in 2014...


14/52: ella and izzie





ella adores izzie... she wants to "kiss!  hug!" her all day long... and she giggles when izzie gets "SASSY!" and rolls around on the rug - then ella does the same move, rolling around and laughing and waiting for us to giggle and applaud (and she always kicks her right leg up in the air with she finishes her roll)... 

izzie tolerates ella's affection and loves to kiss (um, lick) her back in the face... she mostly loves her at meal time, though, and has gained about 5 lbs since we began baby-led weaning almost a year ago...

our sweet first "baby" keeps a vigilant watch for squirrels and other imminent dangers...



{ella: 17 months old}

13/52: bluebonnet photos

*this week is really week 18/52, but i'm playing catch up (again) for several weeks...*

13/52

(last month) we ventured to a hill behind st. edward's university to take a few bluebonnet photos (practically a yearly requirement and definite rite of passage for a child in the great state of texas)... my sweet love wasn't sure about a few of the pokey weeds, but she did like smelling the flowers ("shAH-lers!!!") and she loved saying hello the critters crawling and flying around ("hi bugs! hi bugs! ooooh!! hi bugs!")



those pigtails. i can hardly stand it! (she leaves them alone, for the most part, until someone mentions them, then she reaches up and finds the barrette and pulls it out triumphantly...) 
also... this bluebonnet hat?  last year she wore it and lay in the flowers like a little bluebonnet herself... and now it doesn't fit (sob!)






oh my sweet baby...


Friday, April 4, 2014

12/52

*a week late again, but determined to stay caught up!  this week's photo(s) up tomorrow!*

joining jody (and others) for the 52 project... a photo (or more) (always more) of my daughter every week, for 52 weeks in 2014...


12/52 - sweet gardening girl :)


 my little gardening helper... she loves to stir and scoop with that shovel... 

and, oh, her little bare feet in the grass - she loves to run and scamper over the tufts of grass (and weeds) until a stick or acorn pokes her and she stops in her tracks, looks right at me, and says "hep! hep! hep! mama, hep!" until i help remove it from the bottom of her pudgy, perfect little foot...




 helping to scoop out the potting soil from our favorite place, the natural gardener...





*see more here*

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

11/52

*yesterday i was catching up on last week's post (week 10), so today i've got this week's photos to share*


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11/52

so this girl has MORE than enough darling clothes... and i've really been good - and extremely judicious - about limiting any new purchases for the last several months... like none at all... she really has plenty of things that i splurged on last year (on sale for the next year's size!) and that were gifts or generous hand-me-downs... 

BUT.  

when this most perfect blush-colored eyelet top jumped into my arms at baby gap during a "40% off the entire store" sale, i couldn't say no.  i mean....










this girl.  the sweet shirt.  those wisps.  those CURLS!  her love of exploring the backyard.  of getting dirty and being unafraid to touch and experience new things.  her incredibly fast run.  her little shy grin. my whole heart.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

10/52


so this week is actually week 11, but i'm a week behind... i'll post last week's photos now, and this week's (week 11) photo(s) tonight or tomorrow!

joining jody (and others) for the 52 project... a photo (or more) (always more) of my daughter every week, for 52 weeks in 2014...



10/52

this girl.  loves water in any way she can get her hands or feet or face or body in it!  and those little wispy pigtails... and that huge ruffle... and her strong little legs... and expressive eyes... i couldn't adore her more if i tried...











Thursday, March 6, 2014

9/52

after being right on time and early the last few weeks (week 8, week 7), i'm super late with this week's post... but determined to stay caught up!  

joining jody (and others) in the 52 project... a photo (or more) (always more) of my child, once a week, for 52 weeks in 2014...


9/52







this girl is absolutely SO LOVED. every single day (and every single still-sleepless night) i'm so so so thankful and grateful that i get to be her mama...

also, she turned 16 months old right after these photos were taken, so i'll be back tomorrow with her 16 month post...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

8/52

joining jody (and others) for the 52 project... a photo (or more) (always more) of my child, every week, for 52 weeks in 2014...


8/52
{or, the one where she wanted to wear her pants as a hat}




 she loves to put her pants on her head and look in the "meer! meer!"  then she giggles hysterically at herself...



that grin. (FULL of teeth! she has 16 now! i remember when i thought it would be impossible for her to get any cuter than when she had her gummy little grin...)

Monday, February 17, 2014

7/52

joining jody (and others) for the 52 project... a photo of my child, every week, for 52 weeks in 2014...

i'll be posting a little valentine's day recap post soon, so i decided to be more judicious with this weeks 52 project posting -  really follow the original prompt, and post only one photo from the week...



her eyes are so deep... and she loves playing in the dirt - can you see the remnants on her little hand? my favorite part of this photo is the tiny pool of drool on her bottom lip... since wearing her amber teething necklace, she hardly ever drools, but occasionally, when she is really excited or distracted, a tiny bit escapes...

 *behind her is the outdoors chalkboard that dada made a few weeks ago - she loves her "ble-board"!

{last week's 52 project with 13 photos (oops!).. our baby bedtime routine and post-bath 52 project photos... and the first 52 project posting}

Sunday, February 9, 2014

6/52

6/52


joining jody (and others) for the 52 project... a photo (or more) (always more) of my child, every week, for 52 weeks in 2014


**i was a few days late getting last week's post up, so i wanted to be ahead of schedule this week**



this girl. a sunny, gorgeous winter afternoon. a new favorite shirt. (you might recognize this same favorite headband.) she loves to run "side! side!" and explore the backyard.  gathering and throwing little rocks are a favorite, as is playing in any dirt or mud she can find. she loves to get izzie to chase her or take the ball from her so she can run and scream "nooooo!" delightedly. she is so amazing. every week with her is my new favorite. 

(also, i narrowed down about 50 photos to get to these 13, so you're welcome for not posting every single one!)