What _____ looks like | March Edition


Seriously.  Wow.  Winter flew by….it was December and I blinked…now March.

Let me preface this post with this…I am not a gooey mess of a mom who is weeping daily over every milestone, or a sentimentalist yearning for the infant years (sleep…I love you…Welcome back to our lives!).  I am neither a saver of everything (that’s my mom), or even an especially introspective person.  (I like to think of myself as the female equivalent of the dumb jock….lol.)  But, the fact that my baby (my baby!!!) is going to kindergarten in the fall seems to be messing with my “keep moving ahead” brain.

So time passes and they grow up.  Duh.

However, the passage of time is so evident since I had my girls.  Before, a year would go by without major changes.   I looked the same, had the same job, lived in the same place, etc.  Now, I see changes weekly, even daily in my girls.  It is etched in mastered skills in gymnastics,  their crushes, their no longer needed (as much) pacifiers, their too small clothing, their faces, their size, their perspectives, their likes and dislikes, their hopes and dreams of what they want to be when they grow up.  I consider myself the luckiest to get to record and view it firsthand.  What a privilege and honor to be mom.

What Growing up Looks like.


This last one is called “When I grow up”. Both girls maintain they are going to open up a restaurant serving only kid approved food called the “Sister Cafe” (they pronounce it Caf). My mom did the drawings based on what the girls requested be in the shot.

Head on over to see one of my favorites, Amy Grace of A Beautiful Life Photo | San Diego, CA, her work is sure to take your breath away.

March 4, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Ginger Unzueta - Kate, I am amazed how you do it over and over again. Your creativity and the way you see life amazes me. Wonderful!

March 4, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Linsey Wilt - I adore these images! And can relate. I am not a sentimental person either, I have only saved a handful of things they have brought home from school. But, when it comes to time passing, it gets me every time. That last image is just fantastic!!

March 4, 2013 - 7:12 pm

Wendy VonSosen - Kate, your work is unique and cohesive with a definitive style. One that I am loving the more I get to know you through this project! Your work has a raw honesty that I love. That image of the pacifiers lined up on the windowsill has to be my favorite this month. I totally get that and have been there and understand that stage with little ones. I also adore the door with the measurement marks and the sweet little hand. That image has so much meaning. Well done!

March 4, 2013 - 7:25 pm

amy grace - holy wow, kate. you just shock me with your talent. yes, shock. it’s past amazed. the trees, the arrow, the doodles of dreams…all of it, all of it. you may not gush with words. they aren’t your medium. you shine a giant spotlight on your love, with every picture you take. man, you rock.

March 4, 2013 - 7:29 pm

andrea - the forest!! the arrow!! my goodness, that is art right there. and those doodles (and the story behind them) are just the sweetest. i’m loving the monthly glimpse into your life — and also the sweet glasses that your littlest wears — i’m partial to little ladies in specs 🙂 xo.

March 4, 2013 - 8:12 pm

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March 4, 2013 - 10:29 pm

Colie - beautiful

March 5, 2013 - 12:40 am

Kara May - Oh My GOSH! I love this!! LOVE this! Love this!! That pacifier shot made me so miss that stage with my kids. It tugged at my heart in a serious way!! Love this post! Unbelievably awesome!!

March 6, 2013 - 4:05 am

Lindsey B - awesome series…love them. I have to say I love the sister cafe.

March 8, 2013 - 1:52 am

shannon sewell - I AM a sentimental dork so this really gets me… my “baby” is 10 and I freak out about once a day about it 😉 loooove these images and all that you have captured (and I would definitely eat at the sister cafe) 😉

March 10, 2013 - 4:27 pm

jules - what a delight it is to see these … they tell such a story of your girls growing up. I LOVE the growth marks on the door (a year ago my handyman painted over brooks’ growth marks … I was devastated) and I adore the one in the forest. it says so much. the last one should be printed up and hung in their cafe when they grow up. 🙂

March 23, 2013 - 3:44 am

Summer Murdock - The sister cafe? Love it. You got skilz Kate.