toddler boy |


DenaJuly 24, 2014

toddler boy |

The 52 Week Project – A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, for one year.

29/52 — We’re back from vacation. I took this portrait on the first full day of our trip. We discovered a little playground up the street from our beach rental. It was the first time that we let Roman really go off on his own and explore a playground. Of course we stayed right nearby, but we are slowly giving him independence, not standing right behind him to catch every fall. His footing is steady enough now and it’s so beautiful to watch him beam with pride when he accomplishes things on his own.

He had a wonderful time running across the footbridge and worming his way through the tunnels. I sort of can’t get over how big & mature he is in this shot. It makes me proud and it breaks my heart, all at the same time.

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Comments (9)

  • Tina

    July 24, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Ahh how cute! I loooved the first time I let Lyla run around a playground alone. It was probably the cutest moment so far, seeing her making her own decisions and I got to learn more about her personality 🙂 Can’t wait to see the rest of the pics!

  • brittany

    July 24, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Beautiful post and beautiful picture!

  • Kay

    July 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    He has gotten so big!

  • Jordan

    July 25, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Adorable! We returned from multiple vacations not too long ago and getting back on a schedule is a nightmare! Are you having the same issues with Roman?

  • farzana

    July 26, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    aww! he looks so proud…love his sandals, they make him look big!

  • Jennifer

    July 27, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    What a beautiful capture of your sweet boy, you looks so proud to be playing at the playground all on his own!

  • Anne

    July 28, 2014 at 2:03 am

    gorgeous! your photography is just amazing!

  • Momista Beginnings

    July 28, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    What a little man! The playground is always a great place to REALLY see how much they’ve grown. It’s like there’s something new Mia can do or is willing to try with each visit. Pretty cool, right? He’s so yum! -Misty

  • Robyn

    August 2, 2014 at 6:08 am

    The park has been the site of many heart-stopping moments of both panic and pride for me. Such a fine line between being nearby to avert disaster and thwarting their growing independence. Beautiful shot though. You’ve captured his excitement perfectly.

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