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A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

Big: I’ve been trying to take this photo for a while.  Between bad timing and a broken camera it took me a few tries.  It’s still not quite right but it’s almost there

Little: Let’s out squeals of joy when she goes outside after a nap.  And then tries to shove handfuls of dirt or grass or anything else she can get her hands on into her mouth. 

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A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017

Big: is getting more difficult to photograph, she’s quite vocal when she’s not in the mood for photos. 

Little: is at the age where she’s absolutely perfect for snuggling, she really loves to be hugged and cuddled and it’s just the best thing ever. 

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A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017.

Big: has had a cold this week so that finger has been planted inside of her nose much of the day.  And her upper lip is a giant scab from so much wiping and licking.  Gross. 

Little: also has the same cold.  But clearly doesn’t really care.  

My camera died this week which was totally stressful but luckily I was able to borrow one until mine gets back.  Hence the large number of photos.  

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A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017.

Big: Asks for French braids or some other “beautiful” hair do most mornings.  She also refuses to wear anything other than dresses anymore.  She says she wants to be beautiful and tshirts are not beautiful.  Who is this girl and where did she come from?

Little: Has been loving the freedom to play outdoors and pull violets and dandelions and try to eat them.  I love her little baby fingers and Freddy Krueger baby nails, even when they’re ripping my skin off. 

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A portrait of my daughters every week in 2017 

Big: I’m currently having a meltdown about the dwindling weeks left in the school year, because they mean saying goodbye to her wonderfully warm, safe and small private school.  Next year we’re switching her to public school, a decision made by necessity not choice, and I’m regretting it more and more each day. 

Little: A little late to the party, but finally sitting up on her own.  She’s pretty happy about it to, especially when it means she gets to play with her sister.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.