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this much [19 mos] | Personal Project

Oh my. It’s that time again. The 8th of the month has passed…time to get in front of the camera! I started my [this much] project with one goal in mind: get pictures of me & my girl. We never have enough. I am SO THANKFUL that this project forces me to set the self timer to capture us as we go through our days…because this time is so fleeting & I swear, if it weren’t for this project we’d have almost zero pictures together. Woah blogging! Keeping me motivated to hit the shutter button! :)

My baby is now a little girl. Her vocabulary is growing by a zillion words a day. Her ability to communicate is astounding & the way she lights up when I can show her I understand what she is saying is one of the most rewarding things I have ever experienced. Today’s favorite word went along with one of our new favorite activities…

“TIG-TAG” she said & ferociously pointed to the top of her head. “TIG-TAG!!”

“PIG TAILS! YES, those are PIGGY TAILS!” I confirmed. :):):)

Every morning we grab her stool & saddle up next to the sink. She brushes her teeth & I do her piggy tails. I was always the designated hair-do-er growing up. I french braided my teammates’ hair for soccer & softball tournaments. I seemed to be the go-to gal for a lot of my friends who needed a quick fix. I even took on the task of my SIL’s hair for her wedding day. I love styling hair & have been waiting a looooooong 18 months for my little baldy to get some! I think I was born with more hair than she has now, but it is worth the wait! She insists on her piggy tails every day. After her nap when they fall out, we have to go into the bathroom & do them again. Or else she is a broken record, “TIG-TAG…TIG-TAG,” repeatedly pointing to her head until I get the memo. They are the first thing she talks about in the morning. I adore it. I love having a girl. I am such a girly mama. Heaven help me if I am ever blessed with a son. Other than handle power tools & free weights, I am pretty much clueless about the stuff boys like. I can do bows and clothes & makeup & baby dolls & hair. Girls are my safety zone! For now, I will enjoy all that is her little girly self. ‘Cause just when I think she can’t get any cuter…she goes & gets piggy tails. :)

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Who is still with me?!! Would you like to join? This project is about self portraits with your babes…are you up for it?It’s not too late!

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  • Kandice Poirier - :) hi shawna! i love this project!! and i love your bathroom, haha!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Precious! I am glad you took this on too. Mommas need pics with their kiddos for those memories.ReplyCancel

  • Corrina - Done and done! I’m going to have some of the other children in my life take some of the pics!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea McCown - love this!! she’s adorable!! You need to start taking iphone pictures of your self timer set up!! I find getting the camera situated so difficult!! haha!ReplyCancel

  • amy - You guys are SOOOO full of life!! love looking at these so much!ReplyCancel

  • Charlie - I love her serious face-so cute! Can’t wait till Finley has enough hair for me to play with!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - Shawna these are great photos. I’m sure both you and Caroline will absolutely love having them later on in life.

    Side note, I got my first 3 cloth diapers in the mail today. Now I just need to grab some RnG to get them prewashed and I will give them a try!

    Thanks for being such an inspiring lady :o)ReplyCancel

  • Sue - I just want to squeeze her!!!! Adorable!!!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Sheehy - Oh my. I love this!ReplyCancel

  • Ash Leppek - Love the pig tails!! I so hope that by the time Roweyn is 18 months she has more hair like Caroline! They seemed to have the same amount for awhile there and now at 14 months it seems like she is starting to get a little more on top. She has a total mullet and a tail on the back of her head! Her top really needs to catch up!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - These pictures so remind me of Abby & I in the bathroom doing the same thing! She LOVES to brush her teeth and it keeps her busy while I play with her hair :)ReplyCancel

  • Natalie C - Shawna, I am LOVIN these pics! Your little Caroline is just too cute for words :) I can’t wait for the DIY posts you have coming up, your blog is my favoriteReplyCancel

  • Cristin - I need to do this…I have been so busy that the camera has taken a back seat this last month.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - Well, I missed last month, but I finally got it together and did another one. Enjoy and thanks for bringing a smile to my face with your beautiful photos. http://web.me.com/bsperki/Letters_for_My_Sister/Blog/Entries/2011/3/13_This_Much_-_12_Months___Personal_Project.htmlReplyCancel

  • Christina - This is sooo sweet. I am visiting from Life With Kaishon, and I was scrolling down. I try to take pictures with my youngest especially (she’s the one who’s closest to me most of the time!)…good for you for being so intentional about it. And for being intentional from the beginning. You obviously love being a mama. Your joy is so apparent. :)ReplyCancel

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