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The 4-6 Weeks Project (Week Five)

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 12

August, you can be pretty silly, but also sometimes incredibly sweet. When mama asks for a smooch (a “mooch,” as you say), she never knows if she’ll get one, and if she does, whether it will be a real smooch or a raspberry!

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 13

Mama remembers doing the same thing when she was little, too… seeing how many times the balloon can be hit back up into the air without letting it hit the ground. (p.s. Mama rearranged the furniture last night while you two were sleeping. Normal behavior, or nesting? It’s hard to tell.)

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 14

Now that you’re both back in school (especially with you gone all day at kindergarten, Eleanor), the weekends feel more special. We all stay in jammies for a good long while before worrying about getting dressed, and you play so nicely together in the morning.

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 15

You two create elaborate structures out of your “Star Wars Clone City Building Set” (a.k.a. plastic disposable party cups). Eleanor, this one was mostly your doing, and you were so proud of your fortress that it stayed like this until it was accidentally knocked over a few days later.

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 16

August, you correct us any time we call you some silly name, even though we’re just joking around. Apparently when you are wearing mama’s glasses though, we are to address you as “Mr. Fancy.”

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 17

After dinner today, you and mama spent some time up in the playroom while daddy cleaned up downstairs. We played with Play-Doh, did some pretend cooking on the toy stove, had a Plants vs. Zombies battle with toys in the dollhouse, played Hi Ho Cherry-O, and put together a puzzle before finally heading down to get ready for bed.

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 18

Eleanor and August, you and daddy walked to the popcorn store to get slushies after picking Eleanor up from school. I know you both like the taste, but I think getting those blue tongues as a result of drinking them is almost as much of a draw!

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  • Andrea Howe
    September 23, 2014 at 11:35 am

    So sweet, looking forward to seeing you as a family of 5 soon!

  • Staci
    September 23, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Using those IKEA trays as a Play-Doh zone is a stroke of genius :)

  • Sarah
    September 23, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    This is so adorable! What wonderful mementos for your kids! I’m sending good wishes for the baby to come today! :)

  • judy
    September 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I think it will be so interesting how the children react to the new family member. They will be surprised at how little he is with teeny tiny fingers and toes. I wonder if there will be a different reaction from a girl versus a boy. I would expect a girl to be more nurturing and a boy more interested in “when can he go out and play with me”-course that’s stereotyping. Can’t wait-Hope you are feeling well-I know you must be looking forward being comfortable again.