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"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013."

We're running behind as usual, but today I have something special planned.  I've realized that the moments where it will only be the two of us together without a new baby in tow are drawing to a close, so every opportunity I get, I try to make it as special for you as I can.  I hopped in the shower and naturally you followed suit and requested to come and play with me.  Today, I will take you on a date.  Just you and me.  We will go and get warm, flaky pastries at a nearby cafe while I sip my coffee and you spoon out your own bites of foamed milk.  Later we will pick up your Papa and cook dinner together, as night begins to fall.  There will be couch cuddles, story time, back rubs and maybe a late-night dance party.  I know we can't completely prepare you for the changes yet to come, but everyday we hope to show you just how much you mean to us.

As far as my favorite 52 portrait from last week, it would easily be Jess's little one that seems to be maturing much too fast before our eyes! Sigh...

Joining in with the ever lovely Jodi.


  1. Such a beautiful shot! Love that little crooked smile! :)

  2. Oh sofia!! that face, what a cheeky little smile, I love her! I just know she will be a fantastic big sister and how lovely to have a sibling, they will be thick as thieves! xx

  3. just so sweet.

    also - just now became addicted to watching your bump grow.

  4. perfect shot!
    it's harder to balance things when you have two but it also gives a sense of a bigger family and it's also so beautiful to see their love for each other.

  5. I'm diggin the new layout!

  6. amazing shot, her happiness radiated through.
    love one on one dates.

  7. So so cute is that little grin of Sophie, having a blast playing in the shower. Kate it sounds like you've got a wonderful day planned for the two of you, one to remember and cherish before your new little one arrives. xxx

  8. She's gonna be such a cool big sister x

  9. love everything about this shot and the beautiful words that followed x

  10. That grin is too adorable. By the way I love the new design! ;)


  11. is she spunky in real life? she comes off spunky to me in her portraits. like she has the best personality! always seems to be smiling - and it's contagious!

    i feel like it's been a while since i've visited your blog - though i was able to sneak a quick peek at your latest baby bump photos. again, so real. i just love each and every week more than the last (i don't know if that's really all that true, the beach portraits might always be my favorite)!

    oh my goodness, your words this week. i know baby no.2 is coming much more quickly for you than for me but i had my first bit of panic the other night when it really sank in that my little natalie isn't going to be my only pride and joy anymore. i even asked sean, all dramatically, "what have we done?! can we handle this..?" and now every chance i get, i'm squeezing that little toddler of mine and wishing this pregnancy goes as slowly as possible! (unheard of!)

  12. Gorgeous girl....... Loving the wet bedraggled curls.
    Have a beautiful week.

  13. Her smile is too much, seriously. I can't wait to have her and Plum play in the sand together!

    Loving the new blog design, by the way.

  14. Hello beautiful blogger! New follower here. I adore your blog layout and 'about' - from one artist/coffee addict/mama to another ;) I especially love the first photo in the previous post - it is so beautiful ! I would hang this on my wall in an instant.

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  15. Such a beautiful post. i love the fabulous grin and the sweet message below. I wanted you to know I linked you in my 52 portraits this week. xxoo

  16. beautiful. i loved what you wrote. i just had my second child 3 months ago and i rememeber those moments realizing that soon it will no longer be just me and him. soon we will have to split the time we spend together and it broke my heart just a little bit every time i would think about it. i will have to say that it has been easier than i thought it would be and i fall more and more in love with watching my son snuggle and love on his new baby sister. it's a whole new adventure. :) good luck with your remaining weeks!

  17. Ohhh that grin! I did the same with Abby before Pepper arrived. But I also found it much easier than I anticipated to take both of them places after she was born. Thank goodness for Ergos! It looks different around here, I like it x

  18. Oh Sofia, you're grin is amazingly infectious! Your special date sounds wonderful, I hope you both had a great day! I'm really touched you liked the portrait of Everly last week, thank you lovely. x

  19. Adorable picture, you captured an incredible moment, I love her sweet smile :)
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  20. this is lovely! we are also awaiting the arrival of baby two in the summer, so your words ring very true. laura x

  21. such an adorable photograph! Also, my package arrived (the giveaway with the fox tshirt and trailer park towel) and I LOVE them! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  22. Beautiful. Sounds like you had the perfect day together. xo

  23. I die with her cute little smile.


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