Best 'biggest' sister ever!
Thank you for helping me with “location scouting” and then helping me with my session the next day.
First time on a Ferris-wheel.
This is your last week of school. I’m so proud of all the hard work you put in this year, especially those tough months in which I couldn’t give you much help. You did so well on your own and I’m so so proud that you’ve become this smart young lady this year.
Watching you watching me.
Braving it for a second while a bee was behind you. There are 5 more photos of you in front of our neighbor's beautiful purple flowers, and in all 5 you are freaking out because of the bee. I'm glad I have at least one because you are so beautiful.
I haven't shot a portrait that feels like 'me' in a long time. I love contrast, colors, light and playing with shadows. This portrait feels exactly like my old 'photographer' self. I guess I just haven't been outside enough and I miss this. I'm so glad you posed for me for this week's bloom collective theme. Beauty: it's what you are. I love this!
Lots of loving on your brother.
A nice spring day calls for T-shirts, shorts and some tree climbing in the backyard.
No caption needed.
I haven’t been taking many photos of you guys but gladly we made it outside for photos in our front yard with this beautiful forthysia plant.
Daddy took you to get a haircut. You weren't sure if you wanted one, but I convinced you that you would be happy with how much easier short hair is to wash and brush, which you hate to do. You came back from the hair salon with new confidence and a beaming smile. I LOVE your short hair.
You take the big sister role very seriously. I honestly don’t know how I’d have managed without you this week. You watched your brother so I could shower and did simple but essencial things that I needed some. He loves listening to your voice when you talk or read, he knows who you are, our guardian angel. God blessed me with the best helper I could have dreamed of. I’m so so so proud and glad to have you my big girl.
We had the most beautiful week! Lots of relaxing and enjoying our time together. It snowed, and you guys played outside for almost two hours. You didn’t want to come in but it continued to snow and one of the tree branches fell near my car, which scared me to death because you guys had just been playing there. You came inside and we had an amazing lunch and white chocolate for dessert. We caught up on some math so that when Liam is born you could handle most things without too much help from me. You are so responsible and I have no doubt that you will do so well even without me.
Oh sunny days! This past week we did not leave the house much, walking is hard for me. You guys went outside as much as you could, and this day I was able to capture this portrait of you. The weather was just THAT good that you didn’t need a coat. We talked about how we wanted Liam to be born in March and not February, because February is your birthday month. When he is born we will have birthdays in Jan (Penelope), Feb (you) & March (Liam). Our wishes came true because, well, it’s march and he isn’t here yet.
A rainy week for us but we had two sunny 70 degrees days. We were so thankful for those two days. Even though we sat outside and basked in the sun for as long as we could, I didn’t get any photos of you out there. Here you are in room with your desk that you decorated with your favorite things. My 11 year old!
Just like that, you are 11! I am so proud of the young lady that you are becoming. You are so thoughtful, caring and loving. You help me around the house and with your sister and you are always telling me how excited you are to be having a baby brother soon and how much you will like taking care of him. We had a small gathering with our dearest friend Daphne and her crew to celebrate your 11th birthday and you loved having them over.
Boxes everywhere, we are finally about to move! Your pets of course, still sleep and wake by your side. I can't wait to see what life will be like at our new home.
This is that time I realized you are turning 11! The photo was shot in the attic, before paint. You wanted this room to yourself, but I never thought it would work out. You convinced me though, and this is your OWN room. I guess it was about time you got something you didn't have to share with your little sis all the time.
Lots of things happening for us this past week. You had quarterly assessments and we got to go hang out with some friends. The house got a coat of paint right after this photo, so here is another milestone and check off the list of things done before we move in. It feels like forever, but I promise it’ll be over soon. I know you are impatient to move just as I am and also impatient to meet your baby brother. We are so close!