52 in 2014 • Week 9

Monday, March 17, 2014



I sorted through these for quite some time, toggling back and forth between ones with subtle differences. As soon as I thought I had decided on just one, I would upload it only to find another one that was my favorite and I would be back at square one again. One of my favorite things about photography is the ability to tell a story without any words, the ability to evoke a mood without uttering a single sentence. These just didn't tell the proper story unless they were all together. A few days after we brought you home, we started talking about when to give you your first bath. We are and have always been (and probably always will be) minimalistic people (or unprepared people - I guess it depends on how you look at it), so we didn't buy a baby tub. We just climbed right in with you and cradled you in our legs, a washcloth draped over you so you didn't get cold. Your whole tiny body fit underneath that washcloth and we would take it off every now and then, dip it in the water and ring it out - the sound of water droplets mingled with Papa's humming and soothed you. We've watched your love affair with water grow since then - a tub of water and a bar of soap can entertain you for hours. Your attention span amazes me - for a two year old, you are acutely in tune with all that's around you and you will spend all the time in the world exploring the simplest things.

'There's no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.'


  1. Lovely photos and words, Andrea. I agree as a series they are wonderful and tell the story more completely.

  2. Beautiful pictures Andrea!
    Gave me some great ideas on taking some original pictures of my own kids :-)
    Nice to have stumbled upon your blog :-)
    Hug, Cathy

  3. Lovely. I love getting in the bath with mine as well.

  4. What a little cutie! I love whoever came up with this idea of the 52 week project! It must be so fun to see just how much they grow :)
    xo TJ


    1. I think it was actually Jodi over at Practising Simplicity. Not sure if you've heard of her or not, but her blog is lovely. practisingsimplicity.com

      It really is a fun project though! It's a manageable way to capture your kids without going over board or accidentally going months without taking a picture. I did a 365 project last year, but I think I really prefer the 52. You get better quality pictures to choose from when yoga rent just snapping away at every little moment.

      Thanks for the comment!



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