2*5*16 [daddy-daughter dance]

watching our "miss angie" whip up some party hair for the fourth and final time. it's our last daddy-daughter dance, and we are savoring every sweet moment. this quiet time before her friends arrive, and the giddy giggles set in, is simply priceless. as ruthie sits down at miss angie's pretty vanity, she looks into the oval mirror and exclaims, "OH! I'm just so GLAD I'm a GIRL!". couldn't have said it better myself...

1*24*16 [skipper]

I so loved the opportunity to capture this bittersweet time between a beautiful mama and her beautiful boy. I well remember that treasured slice of days in which I held on tight, knowing my Lucy would soon retire her status as "only child", and life as we knew it would never be the same. It would be equal parts awesome, exhausting, and magical...but never the same.

1*17*16 [jenkins]

"and he sailed off through night and day
and in and out of weeks
and almost over a year
to where the wild things are"...
-maurice sendak