Dec 29 2014

Project 52 Favourites

This past year I’ve been doing Project 52 alongside Jodi of Practicing Simplicity.  I’ve really loved the challenge of photographing Lucy every week and trying to keep things fresh and interesting–which isn’t always easy with a baby when sometimes all they do is sleep!  This is definitely a project I would recommend any new parent doing for at least the “first year” even if you aren’t a photographer.  Having so many memories of the everyday, as well as milestones is so important to me!  These are just a few of my favourite photos from the past year.  The top one was taken New Years Day, just before we ended up back in the Hospital with Lucy.  She was in quite a good mood, despite the fact that we couldn’t get her to eat almost anything!

I love this expression on her face. At this age, she was so easy to get reactions from.  She loved to hang out in her bumbo chair while I would do housework.

One of my favourites of Lucy, for a few reasons: She was being extra silly when I did this photo (along with others) and was making funny sounds.  It really shows off her goofy personality. This was also just after her cardiologist told us that she was officially a “normal” baby.  She had had her bandages from heart surgery off for a few weeks, was weaned off the feeding tube and things were looking up.

Minnie + Lucy.  Enough said.

Lucy’s love for water really started during this trip to Harrison Hot Springs.  She could have stayed in all day!

…and speaking of water, the Jolly Jumper in the pool was pretty much the highlight of the summer.

Her first camping trip, where she sat in the dirt and ate pinecones.

First Birthday!  She hated the cake, and didn’t like her hands getting dirty.

Can you tell that Lucy loves the water?  Bath time is her favourite.

Our sad little mouse on Halloween.  We didn’t do much–in fact, I made the costume that afternoon while she napped because I felt bad for not doing anything.  We went to grandparents and aunts and uncles places to say “hi” and she was pretty grumpy for most of it.

One of my most favourite pictures of all time of her.  She really loves the Christmas tree and seems to have no problem walking unassisted when it means she gets to reach for ornaments (but try to get her to walk on her own any other time and she crumples to the ground).

I’ll probably end up doing project 52 for 2015, but I’m not sure if I’ll be sharing it on the blog or not.  As I’ve mentioned before, we are making an effort to unplug more. I’m not sure exactly how that will translate for the blog though.

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Dec 28 2014

52-52 Christmas Eve

Project 52 – A portrait(s) of my child once a week, every week in 2014.

Week 52: Christmas Eve

15.5 months

She’s reaching for Grandma who is off camera trying to keep her from jumping off the chair and crawling away.  I wanted at least one nice picture of her in her pretty Christmas dress!

I can’t believe this is the last project 52 post!  I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit.  Who knows, there may be a 2015 version. :)

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Dec 25 2014

Merry Christmas!

[photo credit: jayme anne photgraphy]

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Dec 18 2014

51-52 Packing up.

Project 52 – A portrait(s) of my child once a week, every week in 2014.

Week 51: Packing Up

15 months

At least someone in the house is enjoying the packing.  All of a sudden there are so many things to climb on and get in to!

We’ve had a major shift in our housing situation due to an unpredictable/unstable landlord that we no longer can feel we can trust or feel safe around.  Packing your house at Christmas isn’t very fun, but in the end we need to do what’s best for our little family.  Fingers crossed we can keep our sanity amidst Christmas celebrations and a disastrous half packed house!

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Dec 11 2014

50-52 Glow

Project 52 – A portrait(s) of my child once a week, every week in 2014.

Week 50:  Glow

14.75 months

I took a picture similar to this last week when Lucy saw the tree lit up for the first time, but the difference in this one, is that the silly little girl is STANDING.  Her one hand is barely touching the tree (for “stability”)  We all know she can do it, but she’s so stubborn it has felt like she’s never actually going to walk.  Then all of a sudden there she is, scooting around the Christmas tree (and not really holding on to anything) like its no big deal.  I wouldn’t count these as first steps really, but dang it she’s so close!  I keep telling her that by Christmas day she better be walking.

She loves the tree and so far has only touched the presents once.  I told her “no” very sternly and she hasn’t even glanced at them a second time.  I’m honestly a little surprised, given her history with our bookshelf, but I’m relieved too.

Only two more weeks left of this project!  How is that possible?!

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