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9/52
eloise: you have become this little girl all of a sudden. Riding your bike to the park or down the boardwalk, climbing through wild Lupine off the beaten path, telling me long stories, listening to chapter books and slowly starting to wean from Mama’s milk. Growing like a beautiful flower.

-joining Jodi for the 52 project!

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40/52
40/52eloise: It’s been a trying couple weeks. Lots of big emotions. Lots of tears. Lots of no napping. Lots of extra nursing. I can’t seem to pin point why, maybe it’s the extreme heat wave we are having, maybe it’s more teeth breaking through, maybe it’s getting back into the routine again after being away on vacation; but I’m thinking it probably has to do with just the hard fact that you are two. And two is tough. But throughout those days of big emotions and challenging behaviors, there are moments like this that make everything all right. Late afternoons, right before dinner when laundry and toys are strewn all over the house and Mama can’t deal with anything else, we go outside and run around. I chase you and you chase me. We twirl and run and laugh and smile.

-joining Jodi for the 52 project. 

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31/52eloise: A few days shy of two years old and this picture tells a story… You are silly. You are moody. You are loving. You are slow to warm up but full of life and joy for those you are comfortable with. You are strong-willed and smart. You sing songs and you love to dance and move. You swing and always ask to be pushed higher. You want to balance along the walls and sometimes don’t want to hold my hand. You talk to our dogs and tell them stories about your day. You love your Grandma so fiercely, you sometimes forget your Mama is here too. You delight in carousels and pinwheels and trains and kitty kats. You shower me with kisses and hugs but can push me away just as fast. I love every bit of this almost two-year old. From the frowns to the smiles. You are my sunshine girl.

-joining Jodi for the 52 project.