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A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

Big: has been Belle all day. We saw the movie this morning and it was every bit as wonderful as she had hoped. 

Little: finally seems to love being in the carrier again, or maybe it’s just that the new carrier is more comfortable. Either way I’ll take it. 

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A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

Big: missed an entire week of school, due to a horrendous ear infection.  She was surprisingly happy most of the time.

Little: also sick, with an ear infection and sinus infection.  She too, was pretty happy considering how sick she actually was.

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A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

Big: woke up every hour sobbing last night.  Now has a fever so I’m hoping we’re not all doomed.

Little: rarely without her sister, even now, they’re both sound asleep next to each other.


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A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

Big:  One of the things that makes me happiest, is hearing her playing with her dad in the other room.  On this day there were lots of happy screeches and screams while they were playing with her ponies. 

Little:  I really love watching her sleep.  I’m trying to take a photo of her sleeping every day.  Things are going so much faster this time around I’m trying to capture as much of her babyhood as I can. 

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A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

Big: Her happy place, snuggled up to her sister. 

Little: Becoming more fun every day.  I forgot how much I liked having a little baby around. 

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A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

Big: Discovering Disney movies, one by one, and is quite loving the process.

Little: Is letting me wear her in the ring sling more and more, she reminds me of this little poppel toy I had as a kid when she’s in it and it’s pretty much the cutest thing.

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A portrait of my daughters once a week in 2017

Big: Has clearly been bored, annoyed, frustrated with me lately.  When I get home from work I spend so much time feeding her sister it’s hard to do anything fun anymore.  She told me she likes playing with Grandma because she’s not boring. 

Little: Is still giving everyone who isn’t me hell but mostly is sweet and happy for me.  Considering her temperament early on, I am incredibly grateful for it

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A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

Big: came home from school one day this week and told me her best friend was coming over and they were watching Rapunzel and having a sleepover.   

Little: seems so much bigger lately.  Her cheeks are filling out and she finally is starting to develop little tiny rolls on her thighs. 

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A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

There were a few too many photos to choose from this week so I just went for it.  

Big: has shown me today that she understands far more then I give her credit for.  The questions she asked about the march today, and the reasons behind it were too insightful for her young age. 

Little: is finally allowing me to wear her again in limited quantities.  She spent almost 2 hours in the carrier this afternoon, and although she didn’t quite love it she did far better than I expected. 

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A portrait of my daughters once a week in 2017



Big: begged me to let her watch the baby while I made dinner, saying “please mama, I can take care of her”  She did a great job too.

Little: has decided she’s cranky as hell for those watching her while I’m at work this week.  Not cool kid, not cool.