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    Portraits of my daughters once a week, every week in 2015 Georgia: 2 months old. 11 lbs / 8 oz and rolling over (9 weeksView full post »

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    Portraits of my daughters once a week, every week in 2015 Lucy says to me “Mama, I’m helping you. I’mView full post »

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    “A portrait of my daughters once a week, every week, in 2015.” This is our 3rd time visiting this tree inView full post »

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    “A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015.” Georgia Scout: all these happy smiles areView full post »

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    “Portraits of my children once a week, every week, in 2015.” I’m (leisurely) reading a book calledView full post »

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    “A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015.” Mother’s Day weekend. I am a lucky one.View full post »

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Portraits of my daughters once a week, every week in 2015

Georgia: 2 months old. 11 lbs / 8 oz and rolling over (9 weeks). Full of smiles. Sleeping… ok. We had no idea what we were missing before she arrived, but now that she’s here, we can never go without.

Lucy: she says to me: “ohhh big sisters tooting!” and “let’s do nooooisy things!” — if it wasn’t so distracting, I’d film clips of her all day long. I want to watch reruns of Lucy’s 2 year old commentaries for the rest of my life.

{ the 52 project, inspired by practising simplicity }

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Portraits of my daughters once a week, every week in 2015

Lucy says to me “Mama, I’m helping you. I’m a good jobber.” And you know, she’s right. She’s smitten with her new role as big sister. She often introduces herself (to strangers) “I’m big sister, Lucy.” I’m so glad she has her sister, and her sister has her. What a bond these 2 will share. For now, it’s the sink.

{ the 52 project, inspired by practising simplicity }

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“A portrait of my daughters once a week, every week, in 2015.”

This is our 3rd time visiting this tree in Mariposa Grove since Lucy was 5 months old. We’re starting to call it ‘our’ tree and I am imagining photos of the girls here when they are young kids, teens, adults. Maybe with children of their own.

Yosemite is a magical place. It’s so awe striking you can barely catch your breath. We had such a wonderful long weekend celebrating Mallory & Mike. Lu was a dancing machine who stayed up so much later than she ever has before. Georgie never made it into her flower girl dress, sadly, but also never disrupted the wedding so I’ll take it!

“We’re going on a trip a trip – we’re going to the moon, the moon! Lucy’s taking a skunk! Mama’s taking ice cream! Daddy’s taking a spaceship! Georgia’s taking a diaper!”

 { the 52 project, inspired by practising simplicity }

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melissa briggs - I’m taking my camera :) I had so much fun with y’all! love you!

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“A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015.”

Georgia Scout: all these happy smiles are warming up our home with so much love. I’ll treasure this picture for always.

Lu: “it’s not Mickey Mouse, it’s goofballs!”

 { the 52 project, inspired by practising simplicity }

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“Portraits of my children once a week, every week, in 2015.”

I’m (leisurely) reading a book called Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids. I say leisurely because as much as the author resonates, there are only so many non-exhausted minutes in the day for me to even attempt more than a few pages at a time. Lu has had quite the month. We rocked her world with a new baby in the house, we had family staying with us, Daddy home more than usual (which was awesome!) and to top it all off, she broke and fever and came down with strep throat. There’s a chapter in the book about physical fevers and soul fevers. The symptoms, solutions and outcomes acting very much the same. I recognize both in Lu throughout this month. And while I’m writing this post on the first day of June, I can say Lu seems to have grown a bit older this month. She’s returning to her healthier self and while we’re still dealing with the typical drama of being 2, I’m positively in love with our simple moments of conversations, her nurturing nature towards Georgia (or all of us for that matter when we express tiredness, or frustration) and the absolute hilariousness she finds herself to be when making pee pee jokes or playing chase.

Photos:

01 / I’ve never understood how those Mama’s on Instagram post these bright beautiful photos of their kids napping, Lu sleeps in a deep dark cave. But this week she snuggled up for stories in our bed and was fast asleep before I said “the end.”

02 / she doesn’t feel that “new” anymore. Although we still can’t stop staring. She’ll fall into long slumbers in her car seat, but other than that, she just loves being held.

03 / after a rough week of soar throats, ear aches and couch confinement, we setup camp in the backyard and made smores on the BBQ. Practice for some camp trips we’re hoping to take this summer. And Lucy’s best quote yet (talking about Georgia):

“She gets bigger, if she wants to get bigger like me. She can have marsh mellows. Marsh mellows have magic in them.”

 { the 52 project, inspired by practising simplicity }

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