Springtime in the backyard with Nora and Peanut, her beloved guinea pig

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365 Project: Green sea turtle (A Bay Big Island, Hawaii)

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365 Project: Walking a fallen tree

After a relatively painless family photo shoot, using my tripod and self-timer, Nora finally was unleashed to climb logs, play, and explore. I shot this when she climbed up high on a fallen tree and she flashed me her sweet smile. Love…
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365 Project: Images from an 8 year-old girl’s birthday party :)

Family, friends, an American Girl theme, balloons and cake…Nora’s birthday wish came true for her 8 year-old birthday party! 🙂

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The birthday girl by candlelight

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Nora with her Lola Norma

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Nora’s American Girl doll, Makena, is having the best birthday ever! LOL

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I don’t care if this pic is a little blurry. The sentiment of these BFFs is priceless!

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Slumber party!! With Paco our cozy dog 😉

365 Project: Opaline Cafe & Bakery #seattle

Following Yelp reviews, we stumbled upon this little bakery with a tiny dining room in the back allowing a full view of glass blowers at work. It was fascinating and fun for both my daughter and I. And, it’s free, although we grabbed a bite and chai at the cafe. Such a fun find!

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365 Project – 234: My spectacle-trendy, soon-to-be second grader (August 22, 2013)

My daughter has been wanting to wear glasses, although she has eagle-eye vision, so she jumped on board with the latest trend to wear clear, non-prescription glasses. So, she grabbed the Harry Potter book she’s reading, I put some chopsticks in her hair, and she willingly modeled for this shot. I have to admit, I absolutely LOVE this look!

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Nora’s owls…a sweet drawing for me :)

I thought it was so sweet when Nora handed me an envelope labeled “To: Mom, Love: Nora” in a giant red heart. Then inside was this sweet drawing of owls, which she knows I love.   It’s not my birthday. There was no occasion to prompt this act of kindness.  She just felt like drawing it for me.  When being a mom feels like a never-ending thankless job, these simple gestures mean so much.   Love this…love her! 🙂
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