Project 52:1 • Crocodile Tears

I'm excited to be participating in Project 52 this year. Though I don't have a fancy camera or lenses or even much experience, I do love capturing my family's lives through photography, so that should be worth something, right?! :)

From the day Beau was born until his first birthday, I took his picture every day and then created a coffee table book. Since reaching that goal, I haven't been as consistent with taking his picture.

The goal with Project 52 is to take a themed photo each week for a year. Though life with a toddler and starting my own business is busy, I know I can commit to one good shot per week.

This year, my theme is "BOYS!" I grew up in a house full of sisters, so I had ZERO first-hand experience with boyhood until Beau Wrightson was born June 2010.

Since then, it's been a crash-course not only in motherhood (B is my first, though I inherited two amazing daughters when I married my husband), but in the inner-workings and quirks of BOYS.

BOYS 52:1 | CROCODILE TEARS

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It must be difficult not to be able to articulate your feelings with words. At 18 months, my son Beau knows a few basic baby signs: "drink", "please", "more", "thank you", "all done", but what happens when you say "more, please" and Mama says "no"?

You "cry." Just to see if you can get what you want.

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In the weeks to come, I will be linking to posts of other Project 52 participants, including the cyber-friend who inspired me to join, the amazing Shawna.