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The 4-6 Weeks Project (Week Four)

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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The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 5

Eleanor, you’re getting good at drawing what you see. That’s our blue sofa and the fiddle leaf fig on the first floor, the TV upstairs, and the playroom on the third floor. You said you drew some toys and a ball on the floor of the playroom, because it’s messy. (Um, have you not seen the rest of the house right now, kid?)

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 6

The bug-catching duo. We went outside to play and right away, you two spotted four of the squirmiest worms we’ve ever seen! Eleanor, you set about creating a home for them in that blue pail, while August, you dug to find more.

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 7

We all went to the Renegade Craft Fair today, and you two were pretty tired by the end of the day. These balloons perked you up though! Well… briefly. The zombie’s head popped almost immediately. We got another head, and that one popped too. August, maybe it just means you’re a really good zombie slayer?

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 8

Um, oops. Sorry, August! Sometimes mama needs a reminder that she is most definitely NOT a capable hairdresser, and that she should not be trusted with the scissors. (We’ll get thee to a professional soon. Promise. Plus you’re still adorable, botched haircut or not.)

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 9

OK, that’s much better. A fresh haircut for you, August (to fix mama’s mistakes!), and a bang trim for you, Eleanor. Lookin’ good, guys.

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 10

Eleanor, you made your own camera today from a box that you wanted to ‘recycle’ (reuse). You asked daddy to cut a rectangle in the front and a circle in the back, and then you added a shutter on top and a lens. Say “cheese!”

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 11

It feels like fall! It wasn’t THAT cold this morning (about 50 degrees), but you insisted on hats and hoods. We did at least manage to get you both out the door and to school without being fully outfitted in the mittens and scarves you were wearing around the house after breakfast.

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  • Vanessa
    September 17, 2014 at 8:51 am

    This is such a cute idea – I’m sure Eleanor & August will treasure these when they’re older!

  • Marissa
    September 17, 2014 at 9:48 am

    You look AMAZING!!!! I only wish I looked that gorgeous as I approached 9 months. Looked back at your other linked pregnancy pictures, and this pregnancy seems to suit you particularly well. Good luck!

  • Caroline Royce
    September 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Man, those are just the coolest, chillest kids ever!

  • Marcee ... ILLINOIS
    September 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Gotta agree with Caroline! U definitely know how to create sylin kiddos Nicole! Loving Eleanor’s coat. Mini Boden right? Was tempted to buy the yellow (linings are gorgeous) last season for my great niece. The variety of colors are awesome. Decided instead w/Appaman’s …. “Little Red (toggle) Jacket.” Always love the A brand. The black and white Sedwick coat is also a favorite. Smaller sizes are no longer available. Nicole, I also love how you dress the children in similar colors. That really looks fantastic! Hope these days, with kids in school, you can get some (maybe?) rest. Ha!

  • erin
    September 17, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I adore these posts. Thanks for sharing them.

  • Caris
    September 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Eleanor and August, what lovely names! It looks fun, trailing after the children and capturing their memories! Your family is beautiful. All the blessings to the coming baby!