Project 52

This last year I came across a fabulous Mommy-photographer-DIYer-and all around great person that opened my eyes to the Project 52 idea. Thank you Shawna from styleberryblog. What a beautiful way to chronicle the year and share the feelings that only motherhood can open your soul to. I want my daughter to know what joy she brings into our lives and the lessons she teaches us. I don't want to miss one minute of it or let these sweet memories fade. This is for you Aubrey... My daughter, my joy, and my life.

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Monday, April 30, 2012

52:17 | friendly

Having a child that is (and will be) an only child can be a challenge. In a good way. I want to make sure that Aubrey has good social skills. I also want her to be independent and know right from wrong. We go to the Little Gym each week and have playdates with friends. She's not around kids her age every day but she gets it. She knows how to be a friend. She's good at sharing and is eager to please. This photo of Aubrey and Kaylee was taken at a birthday party last week and she talked about her "fiends" for days. It's such a relief knowing that we're on the right track. As a parent you really have to think about the choices you make raising your child. Even minor decisions can have a major impact.

Monday, April 23, 2012

52:16 | exceptions

You always want your child to be best they can be and that requires a good start.
A healthy start. Fruits, vegetables, lots of milk and water.
 Very few sweets... but sometimes you just have to forget about that and let them enjoy.
This was at a bridal shower I hosted for a very dear friend. Weeks of planning and hot gluing. Even Aubrey was able to get in on the decorating. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Project 52:15 | messy... but fun

Look at those hands! I went to Pinterest to find egg coloring ideas and decided to try kool-aid. It worked beautifully. It also did a great job turning Aubrey's sweet little hands into a putrid shade of green that I was sure wouldn't come off for DAYS. That's what a little double dipping will get you.
What a pleasant surprise that after her bath she was good as new.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Project 52:14 | fun

I see parents sitting at the park watching their kids play. Not this little girl.
Mama has to be part of the action and I don't mind one bit!
I'm not sure who enjoys herself more, her or me.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Project 52:13 | happy

 Waiting for Daddy to bait her hook and take her fishing.
Smiling because she's about to go on the boat.
Happy because she has her Dora fishing pole... And she knows how to use it.