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

the 52 project: 13/52.

[52 project participants who inspired me last week: Cinnamon GirlSarah Illustrator, The Byron Life, Sunny + Scout, Modern Nomads With Kids, and of course Che & Fidel]


This was the week that I realized I have no idea how to talk to a toddler. Meeting Grace's demands - or rather, not meeting them - needs to be done with a little more finesse than I am currently managing. Despite a few minor tantrums and her occasional refusal to eat anything but toast with jam, I continue to find myself smiling over how our little babe's brain works. I love the random jumping when we're walking from one errand to another, or the way she busts a move to the CBC interlude music... She simply acts what she feels, and it's quite amazing to see.

The sunniest of 2013 weeks yet, Grace and I were outside every day, sometimes just doing nothing in the grass. The pictures from this set represent bits and pieces of a trip to Stanley Park to ride the Easter Train. Following our ride we ate lunch together on a bench in the park, protecting our goods from the birds ("no-no birds, Gaycee's ola bar"). Gracie tucking flowers into her hair, super-sized pinecones, twirling in her Easter dress, excitement over the Stanley Park horses, a desire to stay outside forever - these are a few of the things I will remember about this day.


PS - I recently read this article, "Coping with the Caveman in the Crib" and am planning to get this book. Hello, happiest toddler on our block (which is a funny thing to say since she's pretty happy already - it should be happiest mama on our block)! 

Enjoying springtime sun in Stanley Park. 


  1. These pictures of your little one are stunning, love that little flower in her hair! Your not alone, my daughter is almost two and I cant believe how difficult raising a toddler is at times! It's truly incredible though watching them grow and discover the world around them!

  2. Thank you, Jennifer! They are the loveliest little beings indeed. I just browsed through your blog - love it!