Wednesday, July 2, 2014

26/52


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week of 2014"

There were a lot of beautiful portraits from this week but I thought the above fuzzy one captures my baby at this moment perfectly. She started expressing herself so much with those lovely eyebrows of hers. It's getting harder and harder to tell her no when she seems to be constantly trying and succeeding at making us laugh. 

Gosh I love her!

Love and Hugs

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

25/52


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week of 2014"

Doesn't she look like Little Miss out and about? We took her to the Cambridge Arts festival over the weekend and released her from the stroller to have a look around. I love her.
I think Gemma is going through another growth spurt. Ah the mysteries of raising your child. She's so much taller and started waking up a full hour earlier than normal and seems to be mad at a lot of stuff. Any advice fellow mommas out there?

Love and Hugs

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

24/52


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week of 2014"

It's hard to put into words how happy this picture makes me. That look on Gemma's face, that gaze, her fingers, everything! Sometimes when I am holding her on my knee, reading a book or watching a movie I think how can she possibly love me as much as I love her. Does she know? Does she love me back? Am I doing ok at this? Sometimes I spend too much time on my phone in her presence. Sometimes I feed her mac and cheese out of the box. Sometimes I look the other way and don't correct her behaviour when I know she needs me to.
I don't know how to explain it. It's like this incredible person turned up on my doorstep and I try to take care of her every day and basically feel desperately desperately in love with her. But I almost don't believe she's mine. We are so different and she is her own person. 

And she likes to pick clover flowers in the back yard. 

Love and Hugs

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

23/52


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week of 2014"

Gemma is patiently waiting for the birthday boy to arrive. Her cousin William turned two over the weekend and we had so much fun at his Dino sized party.

Love and Hugs

Monday, June 2, 2014

22/52


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week of 2014"

Week 22- I love how Gemma holds her opposing hand and fingers when she is concentrating on a task. She usually has her pinky finger up like she's a lady at Tea Time. Melts me everytime.

Love and Hugs

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

20/52 and 21/52


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week of 2014"

Week 20- This is my baby girl at our mother's day brunch, my prettiest little flower.


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week of 2014"

Week 21- Here we are at Gemma's last Tumbling Tots class. She always needs a moment to herself at the beginning before she goes in and I just love that about her.

Love and Hugs

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

18/52 and 19/52


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week of 2014"

Week 18- This is Gemma meeting her new baby cousin Charlotte for the first time. I adore the way she touches her. For the most part there was just a lot of pointing and even some weird hand waving near her head. She did get a little too excited and pulled on her fingers a few times but Charlotte didn't seem to mind. She's gonna be one tough cookie with these two rascals hanging around.



"A portrait of my child once a week, every week of 2014"

Week 19- This is Gem observing the big kids playing. She is so gentle in these moments and so innocent and my little baby. My heart bursts with realizations that I can't be with her everywhere at all times holding her and keeping her safe. I love to see her interact but I also just want to scoop her up and have her all to myself again. You know what I mean?

Love and Hugs