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dearest ramona moo,

i’ve been remiss in posting your weekly photos bc we’ve been having so much fun! nona was in town helping us get the house ready for a little photo shoot and we went on many (shopping) adventures with her. then the weather finally turned nice so we’ve been taking advantage of the sunshine and going for bike rides and dates to the park. you seem to get more and more confident with “riding” your bike and going down the slide by yourself. you actually ask to wear your helmet.

your verbal skills have seem to taken off, almost over night, and you just are chatting our ears off. in addition to repeating every.single.thing. we say you are really getting a grasp on getting a hang of your own words. you know the difference between hearts, stars, butterflies, and circles and point them out with glee. you “draw circle” with special crayons auntie jasmin bought you and you constantly look for “helopoptors” in the sky. one cloudy day, you pointed through the windshield from your spot in the backseat and said “moon”, directing your teeny finger to a little sliver in the sky that even a trained eye would have to search for a bit. and if it sounds like your mama is bragging? i totally am.

i am so so proud of you my little minka. you are chubby and bright and stubborn and funny and serious and very very determined. your capabilities astound me each and every day. and, as i’ve talked about before, there’s a lot of pride bc you came from papa and me. but there’s also this amazing awe when i look at you: that you are this little person completely your own. and i am just so totally impressed.

i love you. love, mama.

a portrait of ramona, once a week, every week, in 2013. inspired by jodi’s project.

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