16/52

A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017 

Big: Starts pretty much every sentence with “every time you want to talk to me call me <insert the name of who she is pretending to be at the time>”

Little: My view at least 50% of her waking hours.  I’m so grateful she likes to be worn again as it makes life so much easier. 

15/52

A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

Big: I spent some time shopping with her today, for some new dresses.  She was sweet, humble and generally wonderful to be around.  With her four going on fourteen attitude as of late it was a wonderful way to reconnect with her. 

Little: Does this thing where she grabs my entire face and tries to chomp on it when she’s excited to see me.  It’s probably my favorite thing about her right now. 

14/52

A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

Big: every bit as defiant as she looks, in the very best way. 

Little: shrieking like the little maniac she is, not crying though which is an improvement. 

13/52

A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

Big: has been Elsa, Moana, Anna, Rapunzel, Angelina, Giselle, Aurora, “that little girl in the blue dress” and any other character or person she deems worthy to pretend to be in that moment.  Pretty much every other thing out of her mouth to me is “anytime you wanna talk to me, call me_________.”

Little: likes the carrier so much finally that I’ve been leaving her car seat in the car the past few days.  It’s been pretty great not to lug that thing everywhere we go. 

12/52

A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

Big: has been wearing this Belle dress pretty much every day since seeing the new movie.  

Little: had her first taste of food on Friday, avocados, and she seemed to love it. 

11/52

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. 

10/52

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.

9/52

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.


8/52

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. 

7/52

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.