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"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2013."

Lucy: wearing overalls I used to wear. So glad my mom saved them. 

Change is good. I keep telling myself.

I'll be returning to work, parttime, next week. A 3-day schedule. I couldn't be happier about that. A wonderful childcare situation has landed in our lap and I am so grateful. Lucy is starting to become acutely aware of my presence (and absence) so I think this is just the right time to transition to new faces. It melts me when I hear her search out for me, but I know it will be good for her to be comfortable when I have to be away (short periods only, please!) 

My biggest hope is my time away from Lucy will make me an even better, even more present, Mama when I am with her. It's going to be hard. Really hard. I actually surprised myself how little I missed working. But then again, we've been keeping ourselves busy. Seeing co-worker friends will be fun. Hopefully motivating, too.

And as if preparing myself to go back-to-work hasn't been busy enough, I've been staying up late nights working on a new design and organization for this site. Simple stuff really, but excited to share! Feeling energized about new projects and I just really love that feeling. It's been awhile. Life is good.

(Linking up the 52 Project at Che and Fidel Blog). 


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2013."

Lucy: i just love you so much. 

This girl. I just can't get over our wild child. She's a fearless monkey who isn't afraid of a head bump or a bruise. We're in for it (wouldn't have it any other way...) 


"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Lucy: happy half birthday. 

6 month stats // 13lbs, 9oz // 25 in

We're calling her our "baby toddler." She's crawling. Determined to get wherever she sets her sights. And willing to tantrum towards anything in her way. She's brave about her movement, pulling herself up to standing, lots of downward dogs, and is happy to tumble and start right back again. We've had a few bumps and cries along the way, but (thankfully) nothing a good cuddle can't calm quickly. 

We celebrated half birthday with "avocado cake", Lu's first foods. This girl loves her avocado. I've had anxiety surrounding foods, but found it pretty joyful to experience her first reactions. 

Lu's finding her voice and becoming quite the chatterbox. We're hearing more and more giggles out of her and loving every minute.


Being an Aunt is such a special thing. My nieces made me even more excited to become a Mama. And now they are the sweetest cousins to Lucy. We all spent a few days together in the mountains and it was such a blast. Seeing how much I've been photographing Lu, it was fun to turn the camera towards some older models for a change. 

The girls are all wearing dresses kindly sent from JoulesJoules is a UK brand that has just launched in the US. The prints are so much fun and perfect for this setting! I'm in love with their colorful Wellies too -- can't wait to snag a pair for Lu once she starts toddling around ;) 


"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Lu: the world is extra magnificent with you in it.  

We're back from a really, really good trip. We spent time with family (lots of cousins!) and then made our way back home slowly and spontaneously. It was really perfect. Lots most photos to share this week!

(Linking up with the 52 Project, over at Che and Fidel Blog)


"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Lucy & Beasley: she has become a big fan of her puppy dog. 

We moved into our house a few months before Lucy was born. It's a rental and there are times I find myself already nostalgic for when we'll have to move. This is where so many memories are being made. I'm so glad for this project and the inspiration to capture simple evenings sitting in our backyard. Knowing I have these photos to take with us will make moving on just a little bit easier (when that time comes!) 

(Linking up with the 52 Project at Che and Fidel Blog).