Sunday, January 4, 2015

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"A portrait of my daughter once a week, every week in 2015"

Lottie Cakes: A picture of you my darling in the first light of day. I often get mistaken for your babysitter, little ginger fair skinned lady, one lady even went as far as to ask if you were my biological child at a playgroup we attended. That being said, personality wise, you are 100% mine. We love the same things, dancing uninhibited, good snacks, bubble baths, cuddles, stories, being in our birthday suits and most importantly .. sleeping in. This morn however I woke early - super early, pre-sunshine early - and about 20 minutes later I heard your little sweet hobbit feet walking down the hall after me. we hugged and giggled as the sun came up, scavenged in the cupboards, told each other about our dreams the night before and had a mini photo shoot where you showed me all kids of faces from "grouchy" to "sweetness". This photo you are just you, sleepy smiling eyes, looking at your mama as we share a fun hour by ourselves in the light of dawn before we passed out snuggled up on the couch until a far more appropriate waking hour. 

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  1. OH what a totally gorgeous face! & beautiful locks... Love it! Will enjoy watching her throughout the year.
    Can't believe some people & their audacity!!! Bet you can't either.

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    1. Thanks Mandy :) I know, it's shocking. Some should really learn to think before they speak! x

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  2. Such an expressive face, beautifully captured! (dropping by via Jodi's 52 link up)

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  3. beautiful picture, my youngest is also a wee fair skinned ginger

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    1. Aww! so you know the joy (and extreme patience) of raising these redheads! Mothers of gingers are a special breed, someone must have thought us strong! x

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  4. What beautiful strawberry blonde locks, she is divine! I love morning cuddles in bed with my girls, it's the way we begin most of our days. x Dre

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    1. Thanks Dre! It's the only way to start the day ;) x

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  5. Goodness she is just absolutely adorable! Beautiful picture!

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  6. How beautiful is her hair and in the morning light! Perfection!

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    1. Thanks Karin, Their sweet innocence seems to shine brightest in those first morning moments doesn't it? x

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  7. What an extraordinarily beautiful child! She is lovely.

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  8. It actually amazes me what strangers will say sometimes! Adorable pic x

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    1. I know, I couldn't imagine saying that to someone! .. and Thank you :) x

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  9. Gosh that photo is beautiful.
    I can't believe people say those things to you, how rude?! x

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    1. Thanks Lauren! .. and yes, some people are not so tactful, I guess they never learned that golden rule ;) x

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  10. Such a gorgeous snap shot of her, I love how the light catches her hair

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    1. Thank you! Nothing sweeter than babes in the sunlight :) x

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  11. Gorgeous snap. Her personality shines from it.

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  12. Gorgoeus photo. I love everything you've written as well, I feel like I'm there. Precious moments you'll look back and really treasure. Looking forward to seeing your posts over the coming year.

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    1. That's what I love about this project, capturing all those fleeting moments that happen so fast. Looking back on last year and where we started was amazing. Thanks for your kind words! x

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  13. Love this photo Aimee, she is so gorgeous :) My son is blondish and fair skinned so I also hear the babysitter thing sometimes - people don't even think about how it's the wrong thing to say! x

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    1. Thank you Maria :)They really don't think when they say these things. I always thought the dark features were dominant, how wrong I was! x

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  14. I swear sometimes strangers think you having a child gives them a pass to say crazy things! I even have had comments from my husband's family that it's strange how the children look like me (is it really?) Anyway! Great to see you linking up to Living Arrows again. Lottie is beautiful, so much love for her hair! x

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    1. Haha, so true, Is it really?! It seems to be a verbal free for all when you have a little one, people are allowed to dish out all their opinions, advice and criticism freely. Crazy. Thanks for your kind words Hayley and thanks for making this wonderful project happen! I can't wait to see the year unfold :) x

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  15. Oh my so sweet! I'm totally with you both on the sleeping in thing :)

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    1. I know, I don't know what I would do if she was one of those pre-dawn risers! Im picturing a very grouchy mama, hehe ;) x

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