Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Almost Done!

Even Josh had to ask me, "are you still taking weekly pictures of her?"

Why yes I am.

Maybe they sit on my camera for weeks.  Maybe she's too wiggly to get good shots.  Maybe I take them in bad lighting just to get 'em done. 

But wouldn't you know it?  I've got them all good and updated.  A certain someone is turning one in a month, and I'd like to involve the pictures somehow in her party decor.

Caroline through the weeks 1
Although I've had moments of UGH when it comes to this project, I'm so thankful that I've done it. Now that Caroline is crawling/climbing/sippy-cup using/into everything, it's precious to me to look back and remember her rocking on all fours (34 weeks) and sitting in a Bumbo seat (19 weeks) and learning to hold up her own head (8 weeks).

These past few sessions have been extra fun since I've gotten to capture a little more of her personality.  She loves, loves, loves to play in the dishwasher (45 weeks) and spoons of any size and shape are her personal favorites.  She's also particularly hard to photograph because she's so dang mobile (44 weeks).  Last week she started clapping (48 weeks).  A lot.  As in, pushing a button on a toy and clapping to the music.  Even the 42 week shot will be fun to remember someday, because I find her standing in her crib so very often.  Because she's a terrible napper and would rather stand there than go to sleep.

At this very moment, it's not so heart-warming.  But I'll look back on it and smile, I'm sure.

The 47 week shot will never be heartwarming for me, since the Michigan-Michigan State game is on the in background.  We lost.  Again.

And there we have it.  Just FOUR MORE WEEKS!


Kelly Tindall said...

I LOVE this idea, Jess!! You are so creative.

Erika said...

Great pics Jess! And like you said I'm sure many great memories :) Caroline is an adorable little girl. Isn't it fun watching all the different stages :) I love watching as my kids learn about the world around them. It makes life exciting when you see it through their eyes... even the little things :)

Rachel Gurk said...

I love this and wish I would have done the same! Do you follow the blog Young House Love? They did something similar and themed their daughter's first birthday around it. It is all on their blog. So fun. And she is ADORABLE! :)

Erin said...

These are so fun! I love the one where she is crawling away. It's hard to believe she is almost 1! Time flies.