38/52 – Her & Him

A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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Little Miss :  What do you do when a few days before her 6th birthday, your darling girl asks for a mushroom identification guide and a Sherlock Holmes sized magnifying glass as a birthday present? You go out and you buy them because if I needed any more proof that you are the most amazingly inquisitive, imaginative, resourceful and unique Little Miss, here I have it. You surprise me everyday… what an old soul you have. Thank you for challenging me each waking moment. You keep me young, always learning, always striving for more. You inspire me so much. Happy Birthday my love. May your next trip around the sun be filled with discoveries beyond your wildest dreams.  <3

A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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Little Man :   You devilish Little Man! You are starting to get bolder in your actions and you test me constantly to find out what is okay and what is not. You are developing quite a sense of humour and you love getting reactions from us… even if it’s not the best reactions sometimes. Either way, I love the way you look for us now, always searching behind you for our gaze, our stare. It,s a wonderful feeling to know that as much as we look for you, you look for us too.❤

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37/52 – Her & Him

A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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Little Miss :  It is the beginning of fall here and we are all grateful for it. You have been loving our nature walks, asking for them even early in the morning before school starts. My kiddos are like me, they love cool weather and filtered light. The days will go by quickly now my love, before you know it, we will be covered in snow. So live these next few weeks to the fullest, enjoy the breathless beauty and that generous heart of yours.❤

A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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Little Man :  There is such a sense of peace in your stare when we are out in the dim delicate morning light these days. Like you know inside of you that the days are growing still, soon it will be more dark than light. You are sleeping better, eating with more appetite and embracing those layers so much better this time around. You have grown up so much in just one year my love. All the last little bits of you that reminded me of that plump toddler are now gone and watching you make your way through the world is just beautiful.❤

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36/52 – Her & Him (Summer Catch-up)

A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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Little Man : There is a look of equal exhaustion, amazement and confusion in your face that pretty much sums up our big night downtown Old Quebec on Labor Day week-end. We had been promising your sister that as soon as the days would shorten, we would spend an evening in town, long enough to see all the lights come on. It is always such a treat for her and this year, it was a treat for you too. But it wasn’t the lights that had you so transfixed, squeezing the playground mulch in your hand, laying there still as a rock…

A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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(continued )… it was your sister, floating in mid-air above you, watching the sunset. Very few times am I able to truly see what you see. But this time, it was so clear. What a wonderful shared moment we all had. And what a glorious evening!❤

Little Miss : How fearless you have become! Over the course of the summer, you’ve mastered so much of your body, its strength and potential. I feel like you have blossomed into such a confidant and self-aware person over the last few months.   You have some true grit my amazing girl! I’m so proud.❤

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35/52 – Her & Him (Summer Catch-up)

A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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Little Man : That face… who can say no to that face? No one! Not even the security guard over at the botanical gardens when you climbed into his cart. You were SO proud of yourself. Little cutie!❤

A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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Little Miss : 1st grade. “Yep! I’m going to real school now!” You are so excited about this new year. You get up in the morning itching to get out of the door. You were even excited to tell me you would be starting homework next week. I wonder if you’ll still be singing that tune as the years go by. LOL! But for now, your enthusiasm is infectious and I just love the sparkle in your eyes. Have a wonderful school year my love.❤

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34/52 – Her & Him (Summer Catch-up)

A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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Little Man : This is the way you learn the best : Hands and feet right in. Feeling with all your body, all your senses, you grasp the world around us in a way I think we never could. How I would love to live in your mind for a few days… Just to experience the world the way you do.❤

A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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Little Miss : “Mom, I want to take some wood, nails and paint and make an airplane!” And that you did. You were so concentrated, sitting there in daddy’s garage. And after all your hard work, you turned around and gave your airplane to your brother. What a generous soul you are. We are all blessed to walk this road with you.❤

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33/52 – Her & Him (Summer Catch-up)

A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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Little Man : Helping mama with the dishes… I remember just a few months ago, you would not touch any kind of foamy texture. And now, look at you go! You are working so hard my baby boy, trying to figure out that little brain of yours. I’m so proud of you!❤

A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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Little Miss : Special picture (taken by daddy) on a special daddy-daughter date. You had so much fun. All you said is that you wanted to see new waterfalls so daddy delivered. You danced in the mist, walked up and down hundreds of stairs and went for brunch at you favorite café. You felt so loved. And you ARE loved… so very very much.❤

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32/52 – Her & Him (Summer Catch-up)

A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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Little Man : Such a little monkey you are. Your very strange sense of humour is developing and you make us laugh every single day. I love seeing that pride in you when you get the reaction you were hoping for. You make us feel more and more connected and for that, I am so grateful.❤

A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2016.

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Little Miss : Where did my little girl go? How are we suddenly playing Skip-Bo and you are winning without our help. You are growing up SO fast my love. You are going to be one fierce little lady!❤

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