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The 4-6 Weeks Project (Week Two)

I’m taking photographs of Eleanor and August each day until baby number three arrives, to document our last 4-6 weeks as a family of four. I first did this project to document our time as a family of three before August was born.

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August 22

Eleanor, you felt like a very official mechanic in your overalls while you went around the house with a hammer that you made, looking for things to fix. “What else needs to be tightened up? Maybe this trusty old table? I can do anything, mom!” Then, more quietly, “…OK, but there’s a spider web so maybe not over there.”

August 23

Star Wars meets Wonder Woman meets daddy’s old Muppet Babies toys, all tied together with some string and your imagination. This is how you both started the day, and later, Aunt Ashley, Matt, Ross, and Francesca all came over. We played a dancing video game, had pizza for dinner, and everyone stayed up way too late.

August 24

We don’t do it every single week, but on most Sunday mornings, we make pancakes. Chocolate chip pancakes to be exact, because obviously those are the best kind. You both like to help pour ingredients into the mixing bowl and stir everything together, and Eleanor, you are in charge of cracking the eggs.

August 25

First day of school! How are you old enough to be a kindergarten kid already!? Eleanor, you were SO excited about starting school. We’ve been counting down the days! Mama walked with you and stayed for the first hour, and is happy to report that there were no tears from either party involved.

August 26

August, daddy was playing astronauts with you, making you laugh by shouting “oh no! Space poops!” You thought it was the funniest thing! But after cracking up over it for a few minutes and finally catching your breath, you very seriously replied “no. No space poops. Just regular poops.”

August 27

Eleanor, you asked specifically for this dress when we were at the store together. You would dress in leopard print everyday if you could! I did pick up a matching pair of pants for you, which you promptly wore the next day (sans ears, but paired nicely with a Hello Kitty necklace). You’ve got style, kid.

August 28

I think we can all sleep soundly knowing that these valiant Ninja Turtles are out there, protecting us and keeping our city safe. (The seriousness with which you wear your masks is adorable.)

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  • kristin @ W [H] A T C H
    September 2, 2014 at 8:17 am

    too cute.

  • KimT
    September 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I LOVE these posts. So sweet. Thanks for sharing them.

  • Kathy
    September 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Oh my goodness! Eleanor’s stance in the last photo just kills me!

    • Making it Lovely
      September 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Isn’t it fantastic? She brings the sass sometimes. :)

  • Kate
    September 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I love that charcoal and pink rug shown in one of the top photos. Please tell me it’s something i can buy???

    • Making it Lovely
      September 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      It was one of the rugs I picked up in Morocco.

  • judy
    September 2, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Ditto the “I got this” stance but that look of absolute authority by “She who must be obeyed” is priceless. She will be a force to be reckoned with for sure!

  • Lori Dillon
    September 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I just love this idea! You will cherish these memories captured on photo!

  • Alana
    September 3, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Love the stories, but Miss Nora is developing some serious sassy-style! The poses crack me up. They’re so cool.

    Rest up, Mama!

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