30 December 2011

{these moments} :: because I can't pick one...

We've had a good year. A long year. A slow and sickly year. A tough, hard slog, lonely, busy, suddenly social, fun, fast and crazy kind of year.

But it has been filled with joy and delight. Watching our Tiny owlet, our baby, enjoy her baby year. And it has flown by.

Her happiness, the one I felt when she was in the womb, is infectious. We've made sure to enjoy each moment, been more patient with her, tried to pause, savour, remember.

We've photographed her moments LOTS. It is ever so much more fun having a baby when you have older children to enjoy the ride too...

 Tiny ends her year still dancing when she celebrates, grinning that scrunchy nosed four (almost six!) toothed grin. She is WALKING! *gasp* She has been for a little while, although she's been in denial about it, as have the rest of us. But tonight I watched her stand up and take seven steps towards Big Owlet before falling into a puddle of giggles and cuddles. Big Owlet beamed with pride. Tiny danced.


She loves to kiss, open mouthed and then gestures to be taken to the next family member to kiss, and so on until we've all been kissed at least three times.

She climbs. She's fearless. And loves to read.


 She is strong, determined, hilarious. She has a brilliant sense of humour and comedic timing. She understands pretty much everything we are saying to her and can say a word or two, with a wry giggle usually. She's lovely. We are so blessed. It's been a good year.


{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Inspired by SouleMama.


  1. I just love that photo of her sitting on top of the bookshelf reading her little book - priceless!

  2. A gorgeous post Lauren. Your Tiny is so, so sweet and the baby year certainly flies by.
    Here's to a wonderful 2012.
    I will be following all the new adventures of your lovely family. I can't wait to see what you get up to.

  3. Beautiful Loz.

    Spence is a climber too; we just discovered he can climb IN to his high-chair... oh my poor nerves. ;)

    Happy New Year... let's not try to think about how big they are going to be this time next year... :/


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