5/52 – Her & Him

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

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Little Miss : It is officially winter Carnival here my sweet and this is the first year we feel you completely enthralled. There wasn’t a line up too long, a game too scary or a challenge too big for you. Even I got a bit discouraged at the end when you wanted to visit the ice castle and there was a 30 minute wait. But you patiently waited for our turn to come and how happy you were to see all the ice built furniture and decor. I remember just a few years ago, the mere thought of going outside in the cold was cause for meltdowns, but you are truly our little winter princess now. Oh what fun we had! ❤

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

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Little Man : That face! I would eat it all up. We have such fun you and I don’t we? You are always so well-behaved when we are out and about. I know many see shopping and running errands with a toddler as a challenge, but you adore it. We’ve found a great balance between you getting to run and have fun and mom having to do be a bit more serious and we always end at your favorite café : The counters are loaded with organic gluten-free, dairy-free baked goods and you are in heaven. Our little special dates. I wouldn’t trade a minute of my time with you for my old life. How could I miss any of it with you to make me smile and laugh everyday? ❤

Joining Jodi for the 52 Project

About Yanic A.

Hello to all of you and thank you for stopping by! My name is Yanic. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of 2 beautifully complex and unique children and a lover of all things inspiring. Having started a personal journey of self discovery when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I've since embraced a daily life of simpler pleasures and gratitude. As we get to know each other, you will know me as a quilter, a gardener, a Tao cultivator, a vegetarian foodie, a true believer in a healthy family life as being the secret to my happiness and hopefully as time goes on, a friend... I will try to share with you my days as they unfold, speaking of my happy successes without censoring my challenges, trying to make this blog a true portrait of the ever-changing path that I have chosen for myself. I'm hoping to find in these pages others to share with and learn from, bringing to light the absolute connection in all things and people, showing this world as being a true community.
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19 Responses to 5/52 – Her & Him

  1. Merri McElderry says:

    What a mom you are and whata family you are . Beuty in the smallest detail..sharing it in a healing way of hope for all of us……to witness. Those beautiful, happy children..wow and well balanced too. What a message for the world…to witness and enjoy..and follow….thank you and have a wonderful spirit filled day…Merri


    • Yanic A. says:

      Your words are always so sweet and generous. Thank you dear Merri. It fills my heart that our special litte simple moments can bring you so much joy. Thank you for taking the time in your life to watch my babies grow. xo


  2. Kim says:

    Winter Carnival time, how fun! She looks so happy there. And your little man, goodness, so cute! I love little cafe dates with my little man, they are the best. Enjoy your week my friend. xo


    • Yanic A. says:

      We did have a great time! We will be going back on closing week-end. We just may have Little Man watched this time. He, on the other hand, did not love the crowds… And yes, our café dates are some of my favorite parts of the week. 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful week as well. xo


  3. tinarobillard says:

    This is a beautiful idea! Such a wonderful keepsake to have to look back on. Our kids grow and change so fast.


    • Yanic A. says:

      Thank you for your visit Tina, welcome to my little space. Yes! A wonderful project. Jodi (from Practicing Simplicity) started it a while back, but I only joined last year. I’m so happy that I did. I have been loving slowing down, taking the time to write these small letters to my children. It has been a wonderful experience.


  4. Marie says:

    Le carnavel de Québec… Quel rêve ce serait pour mes enfants d’y aller! Il faudrait que je décide à affronter le froid et tout ce qui va avec cependant, moi qui suis presque “tropicalisée” maintenant à force d’être sur la côte. Mais je pense que ça va être une escale obligée dans les prochaines années. La pression est très forte 😉

    Super votre petite parenthèse au café. Toujours sympa de prendre du temps comme ça! 🙂


  5. Winter carnival and dressed for Valentine’s Day! We do our best to keep up with one on one dates with our kiddos. What a magical and special time it is.


  6. The winter carnival sounds great, as do your cafe dates with your wee man 🙂


  7. there is so much joy in your daughter’s face! and your son makes you smile every single day I bet!!


  8. jenny says:

    that winter carnival sounds incredible! also, your sweet errand days with little man 🙂 i run errands alone now, but once a week when i pick my littlest up from preschool and we go on a special lunch date. 🙂


  9. Sally says:

    Definitely ‘that face’ – aaah, such a cute photo! And wow to an ice castle, that sounds amazing. I’m not one for queues either but I think I could put up with it for that.


    • Yanic A. says:

      The ice castle was really stunning this year. Made most of it from clear ice blocks. You could see all the cracks and veins… Just gorgeous.
      And yes!!!! Cute indeed. He has been so expressive the last few months, I’ve loved seeing him coming out of his shell.


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