the 52 Project: Week 26/52

the 52 Project: Week 26/52 from www.blog.cleanlinestudio.com

Hey Friends! I mentioned our awesome day at the lake this past Saturday, so an Eva-at-the-lake portrait should come as no surprise! It was super exciting to see Eva go fishing with her daddy for the first time. They both really enjoyed it, and caught about 20 little sunnies and 1 decent sized bass. It was such a nice day, the kind I dream about in the depths of winter. I had such a hard time choosing just one that you’ll find a whole slew of photos after the jump!

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the 52 project: week 25/52

the 52 project: week 25/52 from www.blog.cleanlinestudio.com I’m not over the moon delighted with this week’s portrait, but I wanted to share an image of the birthday girl at her party. By this point in the day she had ditched her tri corner hat, beard and eyepatch. We had a great time playing pirates with our friends, eating yummy food, and enjoying the weather in our gorgeous neighborhood park! I still can’t believe my little big girl is FOUR!

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the 52 project: week 24/52

the 52 project: week 24/52 from www.blog.cleanlinestudio.com

The look on this kid’s face while test driving our new sprinkler was utter bliss. I think we’re going to have a lot of fun watering our sod together this summer! Her enthusiasm and excitement for life can be pretty contagious at times. We’re all looking forward to a pirate themed birthday party in honor of this little girl over the weekend.

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the 52 project: Week 23/52

the 52 project: Week 23/52 from blog.cleanlinestudio.com

I can’t believe this little miss is FOUR! Yesterday was the big day, which we spent doing everything Eva wanted (so please pardon the lateness of this post). On one hand, it feels like time has flown by so quickly. I have such vivid memories of bringing her home from the hospital, and the tiniest sun suits she wore as a smushy little babe. On the other hand, our family feels so natural, it’s hard to remember a time when Eva wasn’t there.

Eva brings me more joy than I ever imagined was possible. She is smart, funny, inquisitive, theatrical, imaginative, and oh so beautiful. She makes me laugh every single day. I’m so lucky to be her mama. Happy birthday, baby girl!

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the 52 project: week 22/52

the 52 project: week 22/52 from www.blog.cleanlinestudio.com

This photo makes me laugh so much! Over the weekend, Sean, Eva and I went to Bartram’s Gardens. It’s where we celebrating our wedding two years ago, and we like to picnic there in warmer months. Eva had a great time hiding in bushes, searching for frogs, and pretend fishing. She’s an outdoors kind of gal, and I’m grateful that we have an abundant supply of nature right within our city.

I had a VERY hard time choosing my favorite shot. The light was so nice, and the model fairly cooperative. I’ll be posting my other favs from this week on instagram and facebook, so be sure to take a peek!

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The 52 project: Week 21/52

The 52 project: Week 21/52 from blog.cleanlinestudio.com

Eva’s preschool is closed this week for a little break before summer session starts. It’s been pretty nice having the time to explore new places without shaking up our usual routine. Yesterday, we went to the Academy of Natural Sciences to see the dinosaurs and butterflies! The things Eva found most fascinating were the diy dinosaur dig they have set up for the kids, and the dioramas. There was something very appealing to her about these staged animal scenes, held perfectly still in time. We spent a long time analyzing each one; pointing out the mommies, daddies, and babies, what they were eating, and so one. I’m excited by her thirst for learning, and eager to see where her interests lie in the classroom.

Completely unrelated: You may have noticed my shiny new URL! A redirect from afinelineblog.com will be set up later today, but if you’d rather change your bookmarks, please use www.blog.cleanlinestudio.com. I’m excited about this blog’s new home, and all the future improvements I’ve got up my sleeve!

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The 52 Project: Week 17/52

The 52 Project: Week 17/52 from blog.cleanlinestudio.com

Piggy had a really rough night of fever and vomiting. Dr. Eva prescribed him lots of hugs and some cure all medicine, that must be painstakingly syringed into his little pig snout. He is Eva’s most favorite stuffed animal since always, so he gets the extra special treatment when he’s not well. That weird little sideways grimace is my daughter through and through.

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the 52 Project: week 16 / 52

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We were momentarily camped out in our car while waiting for some rain to pass on Saturday. Sean was unbuckling Ev from her car seat when the downpour struck, and stayed in the back with her while we waited. It turned into a glorious impromptu game of “pirate ship”. I snapped this photo of the first mate navigating uncharted waters through my rear view mirror. I love watching those two play together!

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the 52 project: week 15 / 52

the 52 project: week 15 / 52 from blog.cleanlinestudio.com “A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014”

Nap time has become a rather cruel joke in our house as of late. One that Eva now plays on me every, single, afternoon. We’ve rebranded nap time as “quiet time”. This means that I leave the black-out blinds up, and let the girl quietly read on her own for an hour. I personally think that napping is awesome. I bet someday she’ll regret this foolish behavior, and wish she has the time for daily naps. I know I do!

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