Lily

26/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

Lily

we are in west virginia visiting family and this is what a nine year old Lily looks like

the last time we swam in this pond surrounded by the purple irises she was much smaller

seeing her get older and bigger so fast pulls on my mama heart strings like no other

happy monday and happy july friends!!

24/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

Lily

today she will start baking camp for the week

last week however, she enjoyed the first week out of school without routines by waking up after 9am every morning

on this particular morning she actually woke up at 11am

happy monday friends!

around here. so long third grade

well friends, here we are

today is the last day of third grade

although i am so ready for summer break, i kind of wish third grade could go on forever

it’s been the most wonderful school year so far

Lily had the most amazing teacher/class and my heart is breaking already for when she will have to say goodbye later today

there will be many tears for sure (there always are)

Lily has grown so much this school year

not just in height (4″) but emotionally, artistically, academically… all with such confidence

she has risen all year!

we are so very proud of her

now if only time could just take it a bit easier on me

happy friday and happy weekend friends!

spring is still winning

Lily season on our front yard

when little cousins come to visit

miami memories

spain memories

kitchen poetry sessions

last monday of third grade

last tuesday of third grade

last car pick up selfie of third grade

last thursday of third grade

homemade end of the school year teacher gifts

stronger every day

these three have been riding to school every morning since we moved here during Lily’s kindergarten year. Next year there will be less one because she will be in middle school. we now have a rising sixth grader, a rising fourth grader and a rising third grader. love these vibrant girls

22/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

Lily

a picture of a selfie she took with her polaroid camera that she got for her birthday

this is her last week of school and i cannot believe today will be her last monday of third grade

time needs to take it easier on me….

21/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

Lily

as third grade slowly comes to an end, this is how i will remember her

confident, strong, more independent, creative, funny, smart, positive, kind…. all with a small side of attitude and crimped hair from the previous night’s braids

i can honestly say that i will wholeheartedly miss third grade

happy monday friends!

20/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

Lily

at her ballet dress rehearsal on thursday

her ballet spring recital was yesterday afternoon and what a joy it was to see her take the stage

she has grown so much this scholastic year

in so many ways

including ballet ways

happy monday friends