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Day 31 | January photo a day project

The last photo of my January project for 2017. The first project to include our third daughter. Their first summer as three. I had a particular creative idea in mind for this final picture, but then instead I simply captured them standing at the back door in their pyjamas just before they changed into school uniforms. Next January they will be 8, 11 and 16 months, so it was with that perspective that I photographed them each day. It doesn’t take long for the picture to change. This was a January where our baby went from 4 months to 5 months, she started grabbing her feet, she tasted solids, she dipped her feet in the ocean and started saying ‘bub bub bub’.

There was beach days and pool swims and playing mermaids and boogie boarding and book reading and friends and movies and origami and rock climbing and water balloons and ice-skating and their first game of tennis and baby cuddles and chew toys and tummy time and baths at golden hour. There was a 40th birthday and a celebration and the start of a new school year. I couldn’t even fit all that there was into this project, but I am grateful once again for the way this project encourages me to really look at them. To consider the way the pictures will change and to love so dearly the picture they make today.

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Michelle - I always miss this project when it stops.

Day 30 | January photo a day project

The Summer holidays are over.
First day of grade 2 and grade 5.
Age 7 and 10.

The first day is always filled with such excitement about who their new teachers will be and which friends will be in their new classes.
Ava now prefers a single pony tail to the two plaits she wore for the first few years. She does the ponytail herself now too. She stopped wearing the dress option part way through grade 3 and opted for the skort and top.

Anouk still needs me to do her hair for her and she requested two pony tails with ribbons. She still likes to wear the dress.
So here we go. Another year of lunch boxes and friendships and play dates and learning and assemblies and sport and art and homework and holidays and many walks home where they tell me all about their days. It’s the walks home at the end of the day where some of my most precious memories are made.

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Day 29 | January photo a day project

Ava.
10 years old.
Starting grade 5.
Currently reading Friday Barnes & Anne of Green Gables.
Likes Goosebumps books and anything a bit scary.
Watches Operation Ouch.
Loves the movie Soul surfer.
Interested in mermaids.
Still loves dolphins.
Wants to be a dolphin trainer.
Cozi Zuehlsdorff fan.
Amazing big sister.
Sensible and smart.
Maker of things.
Enjoys coding.
Maker of films.
Writer of stories.
Singer of songs.
Learner of piano & ballet & gymnastics.
Has faith.
Dreams big.

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Day 27 | January photo a day project

Ava and her friend Isabelle have been playing vets together since they were five. Now at age ten I’m not really sure when I’ll be witnessing the last game of animal hospitals, but I know it’s coming. They had fun creating, ‘animal files’ for the patients but I did notice that the game itself didn’t last as long as it used to. These childhood days of imaginary play are still alive but they’re numbered, so I always pause at the bedroom door to take in the beauty of the scene.

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