25/52 – Her & Him

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

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Little Man : Late afternoon sunlight and a very low tide make for a happy Little Man! It’s finally been warm enough that we can let you get as dirty and wet as you want and you have been in heaven. I know we have to teach about restraint. Not every situation allows you to be completely wild and free, but luckily, those moments are few and far between… for now anyway! Don’t grow up too fast my love. These are the best days!❤

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

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Little Miss : Oh summer days, oh summer days… This was taken a few days before school was officially out and I could feel you needing some time : time to explore without instruction, time to listen to yourself think… unstructured. Freedom! I know you will miss your friends and your teacher, but you will go back next fall rested and renewed. School break is an important part of the “school” experience. You will come to treasure it.  ❤

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24/52 – Her & Him – Mud Kitchen Edition

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

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Little Man : Oh oh oh! Daddy gave you guys an old sink, old pots an pans, access to water, prep space and a bucket full of dirt and sand… HEAVEN! And with the rainy week we’ve been having, it was all mud kitchen all the time. What fun messy times are ahead!   <3

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

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Little Miss : There was no getting you to come inside from the pouring rain… Your lips were blue, your hands freezing, but you just wanted to play : Busy mixing your soups and potions, running all over the yard and gardens for ingredients. What a sight to see! I think there isn’t a day all week daddy didn’t come home to huge hugs for the great mud kitchen he made for you guys. WE are all so lucky to have him.  <3

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23/52 – Her & Him (Catch-up)

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

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Little Miss : My fearless girl : We went walking to identify some plants and came across the biggest stinging nettle patch we had ever seen. So what did you do? Went walking through it. There was a pathway about 2 feet wide and you crossed your arms and walked one foot in front of the other, giggling the whole way. You asked if next year you can help me pick them. So we will get you set up with a thick pair of gloves and some shears. I love that I can share my passion of herbs with you. This is truly a wonderful gift.  <3

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

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Little Man : Speaking of fearless… I swear there is nothing you won’t do to test that strong little body of yours. And so independent. Dad had his hand close, but you didn’t want to grab it. You were determine to walk that “tightrope” all by yourself and you did! You are lucky mama is not too much of a worrier. I have a feeling that adrenaline will be running high pretty often. <3

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22/52 – Her & Him (Catch-up)

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

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Little Man : So full of wonder this year. Last year was about bulldozing through nature, climbing, banging, throwing, stomping… This year, although much of your energy is still there, it is more directed. You get more intrigued by textures and colors. You have started looking up, noticing birds singing and the wind through the trees. I think it will be a wonderful summer of discovery… Mom will just have to keep an eye out. What you can’t see in this picture is that you chose a spot 2 feet away from a poison ivy patch! It will be a delicate balancing act, but we will find it together again.❤

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

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Little Miss : “Mom! Make me the Dandelion Queen and I will use my magic to make my fairy garden grow!” And that you did. So much of your efforts last year are rewarding you now. All those lupins you started from seeds are popping up, the Ground cover and perennials you planted coming back with force. You are so proud of the work you do, it is wonderful to see. Our garden fairies are so lucky to have you. <3

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21/52 – Her & Him (Catch-up)

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

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Little Man : Oh, those gorgeous late Spring days have been very few and far between this year. But you make the most of the few we have. Sun bathing in a patch of dirt with one of your favorite lovies seems the right way to do it to me. What a long week-end we had. Here is to hoping summer finds us soon. *shivers* <3

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

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Little Miss : Same goes with you… it was such an event to have warm summer-like days that week-end that you wore your best sun dresses. But nothing keeps you away from the sand and dirt for long. You were having so much fun, I just stood there watching. <3

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20/52 – Her & Him (Catch-up)

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

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Little Man : Little hands, big jar… Many probably think I’m crazy for handing you something so breakable and oversized, but you are so careful with it. Actually, the more we trust you, the more you show us you can be trusted. Do accidents happen? Of course… But how else will you learn? And anyway, I don’t really have anything else that will contain the 16 oz smoothie you’ll inhale in one sitting. LOL! <3

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

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Little Miss : I mean, is there anything really to say? You found a witch’s broom that LOOKS like a witch’s broom! So much fun! It was tempting to bring it back home, but your were respectful of the fact we were in a protected area and you put it back where you found it after flying around on it for a bit. What a careful heart you have when it comes to the nature that you love. And I love you for it! <3

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19/52 – Her & Him (Catch-up)

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

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Little Man : We did it! You are in your big boy bed. We were dreading the transition so much and once more, you’ve surprised us. You never even woke up… slept until 6am without a hitch. I’m so proud of you my sweetheart. You let us know you were ready and by listening to you instead of everyone else, we were able to make this happen as smoothly as water in a stream. A huge step my little man. <3

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

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Little Miss : Another wonderful performance. This was your first school pageant. How you adore being on the stage. You are a natural. Well done my darling! We are so proud of you. ❤

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