With these April 365 Photos, I have completed four months of my 365 daily photography project. In case you’re just joining me, you can learn more about the project here.
Some of my favorite photos so far were taken in April. Hudson grew into a dress that was Sawyer’s when she was a toddler. I couldn’t help myself but take her out at sunset. I love that she has found a bottle cap (one of her favorite things to do now, collect things), and that her leg is filthy. That is my baby girl, right now.
April was about putting together a new play structure for our yard. The kids loved to “help” and daddy couldn’t resist taking breaks for a little play time with the kids. Sawyer is still showing that 3 year olds are not for the weak of heart. But her smile lights up a room. My April self portrait was all about motherhood right now. Some days, Hudson does not want to be put down. The only way I can get things done is by strapping her on my back in the Tula (my all time favorite baby gear item). We took an adventure to the river. The kids loved throwing rocks and making big splashes. We started potty training, sort of. Okay, not really. But someone started to poop in the bath tub. I threw her on the potty and couldn’t resist the gorgeous light surrounding her along with how adorable and tiny she looks sitting there. This past month we also suffered a tragic loss. You may have seen that we recently announced the upcoming arrival of our 4th child. A week after this announcement, at a 14 week check up, we learned that our baby no longer had a heartbeat. The pain has been immense and left us feeling raw. My husband and I decided that we needed to escape for the weekend and just be as a family with the kids. An amazing group of women in my community lifted us up with this gift box. It contained everything we needed for a getaway to Portland. There was a hotel stay, gift cards, spending money, snacks, drinks, activity ideas, and bubbles for the kids. It was the perfect way to bless us in our time of need. To those women, we will be forever grateful. Here is the rest of the April 365 photos.
I have a feeling that this project will be even more of a gift than I could have imagined. As I continue to grieve and process, photography allows me to be present with my children when it feels impossible. It allows me to capture them and the details of their lives, because I am so thankful to have them. And so, I pick up my camera each day to continue my 365 photo project.