20/52 (more catching up)

May 23, 2015

I know that portraits go up on Wednesdays, I know I know I know.  I'm late for my own deadline!

This has been a crazy week of growing up and working hard and resting.  My girl is growing up so much.  We went on a little weekend getaway with my parents to a sweet holiday town up island called Nanoose Bay.

The holiday was equal parts bliss and mind-blurring exhaustion.  We BBQ'd steak the first night, sipped drinks and watched the sun slowly slip below the horizon... put the baby to bed.  Enjoyed the company of family and obtained the greatest of expectations for the coming 48 hours.  By 2am, these expectations waned to average.  By 4am, when we were still awake from the 2am scream-fest, our expectations dipped lower than the sun at that hour.  Going from sleeping through the night, to maintaining existence on a mere 2 hours of sleep... that was jarring to say the least.  The world looks different at the brink of unconsciousness.

Piper still played on the beach, we still shared a bottle of Reisling overlooking the bay at dinner the following night, and ate more ice cream than I care to itemize on this blog.  It was a learning experience.  Learning to surrender to the present moment and not completely lose it.  Not be embarrassed that my tired, confused baby can't sleep anywhere but her own bed.  Not properly, anyhow.  

Finally, one week later, I've got steak on the menu tonight for our last supper at home with my parents and I'm so glad for this week.  So glad for my girl who has made a full recovery and even a few strides toward communication.  

She says "Hi." when she picks up the phone, usually also kissing it.
Occasionally she will reply a greeting or question with "Yeah."

I'm trying to 'get in the frame' but I don't have a tripod or a remote flash so this week is a creative interpretation.  I've got one of those two things on its way from the land of Amazon.  Watch this space! 

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  1. Sorry about the not sleeping. That sucks royally. I had a few days like that myself. I didn't think I would survive the day that followed. Also you guys look super cute!


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