Portrait Project


good shot

eloise: it was hard for me to choose this week, but this picture just says summer-time and cuteness all rolled up into one. You were trying raspberries for the first time (hence the red bits around your mouth), but what I really like about this shot is how your eyes sparkle and shine and the fact that you can see that second tooth popping through too! You are growing up so quickly all of a sudden. So much new hair, new teeth, new words, new baby signs and so much personality now. You certainly are my sunshine, raspberry face and all! 

*It was my birthday this week too and my wonderful husband surprised me with a new lens. I’m learning slowly but this is one of the shots I took with the new lens this week. I’m glad I have a very cute someone to practice on every day.

– Last week’s favorites were Abigailandthefuture and a field of flowery goodness and goodmorningclementine’s live action shot.

-joining Jodi and the oh so wonderful 52 project!


Portrait Project



eloise: It was so difficult choosing a portrait this week from the fantastic shots I took of you playing in the grass. But this one stuck out for me for some reason. Maybe because after a long, tough week of teething upsets and restless sleep and fussing because you want to keep moving and not go to sleep at all… these moments in the yard were precious. You kept picking up leaves that had fallen from the orange tree and crunching them in your hands. You were fascinated by them and for once in the past couple weeks, instead of crawling and standing everywhere, you just sat there exploring. It was neat to watch and document and of course gave this Mama a bit of a peaceful and much needed recharge.I could have chosen one of the adorable shots of your smiling face, but this one seemed the most appropriate… you are completely engulfed in your important work of the child. Carry on and enjoy my love. 

– joining the lovely Jodi and the 52 project!

-last week’s favorites : this one was neat! I always look forward to seeing what Ruby paints, this week’s was a lovely red painting! And I thought thisa was a neat shot!

Portrait Project



funny face

the portrait

(I couldn’t pick just one of these this week. If I had my way I would have put like seven more. But, I nailed it down to these three and I just couldn’t chose).

Eloise: This little outfit came in the mail from your great grandmother this week. You are very lucky to have two great grandmothers who love you very much and send you lovely, beautiful things, sometimes for no occasion at all. Mama thought you looked just precious in this outfit. I have a feeling this one will be made into a baby clothes quilt one day. 🙂

– joining Jodi for the 52 project! Please check out the other photos too. I am having so much fun looking at everyone’s amazing photos every week. It’s my new sunday late night ritual when Ellie has gone to sleep. Last week I loved this glamour shot, the colors and silliness in this one, and goldilocks herself in this one.