29/52 of 2014: Grandma Fawn edition

This is a week late as far as my portrait project goes, but I wanted to post pictures of my boys with my Grandma Fawn.  She passed away last night, peacefully in her sleep, so this is a little tribute to her, too.  My boys, James especially, loved Grandma Fawn.  These photos were taken last week and will be loved forever.  Another tribute post for my grandma will be coming soon…

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A portrait of each of our children (and sometimes us, too), each week of the year 2014.

James has turned into the stereotypical “why”-er.  How do you moms-to-toddlers handle this??  Everything is “why” “why” “why.”  Not because he’s really wondering, though, but because he just likes that word.  I try to answer all the “why”‘s I can handle and then I tell him, “Let’s see if your brain can figure it out.  Ask your brain “why” instead, okay Baby?”  He’s also unapologetically obsessed with rhyming and poetry.  It’s an absolute dream come true to John and me because we have adored poetry our whole lives.  We’ve been reading lots of poetry together lately.  My favorite is when he asks for it and gets all excited to read it!  Grandma Fawn told James on one of the last times he saw here, “You are the apple of my eye.”

Charlie is going through a growth spurt right now and is sleeping a lot.  He still usually wakes up once a night, but last night he slept for about eight hours straight!  This has only happened maybe 5 or so times in his life.  People keep saying he’ll start sleeping through the night consistently really soon, but I’ve sort of given up on that hope.  It’s not too bad, anyway.  Charlie gets so snuggly when he’s tired and it is heaven on earth!  And it’s such a special feeling to realize that nothing comforts him quite like his mama.  Hey, that’s me!  I feel so blessed to have Charlie John in my life and heart.  I loved watching Grandma Fawn hold him and baby talk him, it was just so tender.


  1. carmel says:

    So sorry about your grandmother… I love the pictures of her with the boys. it’s a memory that you will all cherish forever and will always inspire stories of Grandma Fawn…

    in response to the why why why
    when my nephews reached that phase and my mom ran out of answers we started answering them with ‘simply because’ and that seemed to work… for a while

    • wifeofjw says:

      You are so sweet, thank you! And thank you for the advice on managing my toddler, I’m totally trying it!!

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