Aug 7 2014

32-52 watching

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

Week 32:  Watching

10.75 months old

We’ve had a crazy last few weeks (and even this week has been a little insane) but we are trying to get back into a normal routine because this baby does not do well with change.  Part of our normal routine is looking out the window after her afternoon nap.  She loves to watch the cars drive by, and the neighbours (haha, creeper baby!)  Usually Minnie joins her, but lately Minnie prefers to stay outside in the afternoons.



Aug 2 2014

31-52 Oh Joy!

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

Week 31:  Oh Joy!

10.5 months old

I was actually trying to get a picture of Lucy’s new tooth this morning, but she was a ball of giggles and I liked this one better!  She’s so energetic and full of life.  Whenever she has her check-ups, energy level is one of the main concerns (because if it’s low it would indicate that there is a problem with the heart repair).  I can never stress enough to her doctors how energetic she is.

I find it hard to believe that in 6 weeks this little girl will be ONE.  I look at other one year olds and they look SO much older!  Granted, she is tiny for her age, and being bald doesn’t help…but seriously! One?  We are busy making plans for her first birthday which is going to be a lot bigger than I ever expected.  I like throwing parties, but I’m bad in big groups so I always assumed we’d just do tiny birthdays for our kids.  We have so many people to thank though for the last year that we felt that it was important to include them in our celebration.

[ABOVE] It’s not in focus, but I love her giggly face. [BELOW] Look at that tooth!



Aug 1 2014

july in review

I don’t know how it’s August already…but holy moly!  July went by fast.  I feel we didn’t do anything, but we were also really busy…if that makes sense.  I think summers are just like that.

We started off with Canada Day, relaxing in our new little splash pool with Lucy.  It was insanely hot and humid and we were so glad to have that pool!

Our neighbour randomly gave us a melodion, which is a push button accordion.  I’ve been looking to take lessons on it soon.  I’ve always wanted to play the accordion but I’ll gladly accept a free melodion!

I photographed my last wedding…possibly ever?  I wrote about my decision to get out of the wedding industry here.   It was SO hot that day, and the reception was in a greenhouse.  I’ve never been that hot doing a wedding before!

Lucy had her first taste of a pickle.  I suppose for most people this is not a blog-worthy event, but those with Mennonite heritage will understand.  Pickles are their own special food group.

Speaking of food…we’ve still had a heck of a time feeding this one.  I recently bought some of those little puffed snacks and she has actually been eating them!  She also shoved a huge piece of cheese in her mouth a few days ago (we give her bigger pieces so she won’t choke…but when she shoves it ALL in her mouth at one time, that’s problematic!) So maybe…progress?  The picture below is from when I made her a blueberry smoothie…and she spat it out every time she took a sip.

We’ve spent over half our time at my parents house in the last few weeks.  My brother and his family are here from out of town (leaving tomorrow :( ) and so it’s been a giant family gathering this month.  Today is one of the first times we’ve been home for afternoon nap in a while and Lucy has been sleeping for 3 hours!

Lucy has gotten really good at using anything to pull herself up to stand.  My leg is her favourite.  Consequently, if I try walking away or sitting her down when she pulls herself up, this is the face I get.

…remember what I said about the dog food + water?

We finally took Lucy to the park and put her in one of the swings.  She LOVED it so much!  She laughed the whole time.  I love how she is so adventurous!  I pushed her quite high, and the higher she went the more she laughed.

On Monday I will be reviewing some shoes that I got in the mail this week.  It’s a baby shoe making kit, from a company called “First Baby Shoes”.  They are super cute!

 And last but not least…just because she’s finally started dancing: here’s Lucy head banging to the Andrews Sisters and Bing Crosby.  She gets a little too enthusiastic at the end though…

Dancing Lucy from Courteney Rodda on Vimeo.