The 52 Project – a portrait series of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2013

Just feeling extra appreciative of life with this little one lately.  Yesterday morning, while we were sitting together reading stories after breakfast, I stopped and looked at her and said, “Rylee, mama loves you.”  And ever so softly she whispers back “i lu you mama”.  I could have died right then and there.  She tucked her little head down to her left shoulder and smiled, like she does so often when she knows she’s made me proud.    Moments like these I want to bottle up and save forever.

Rylee wears: Top – naartjie kids //  Shoes – converse chucks  //  Pants – hand stamped, inspired by Leah Goren  //  Hat – Oh Cozy Knits

  1. Natasha

    That is soooo precious! I can’t wait until Hugo tells me the same. I think we are while off yet as two languages is a lot for a little guy. He tells me in other ways though.

    Lovely photos! This is such a great age and I think these capture it beautifully xxx

  2. Haley

    That’s so, so adorable! I don’t have kids just yet, but I do have a much younger sister who’s growing up way too fast! I always want to capture those sweet moments!

  3. eskimo*rose

    What a little doll, I remember the first time my two older kiddos said it, exactly where and how they said it, those are moments you definitely never forget :o)

  4. Amy-Lauren

    Oh I just got a little teary at the little story! How adorable.
    Rylee is so gorgeous, it’s incredible to look through your blog and watch her grow!
    Thanks for being so inspirational!



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