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family portrait photographer san diego | fifty-two on friday {45} BIG little

Ever since Brooks was one, we marked his height along a strip of wall in the living room.  We push those heels to the wall, stand up straight and do our best to get the measurement.  We do it on his half birthday.  He has spent so much time looking over that strip of wall and asking questions about when he grew the most and what was he doing at each milestone.  We both love that wall.

Well, this summer we had a handyman over to do some touch up work with paint and other things that needed a little fixing up.  He did such wonderful work!  After he left, I loved looking around at the fresh coat of paint covering the little nicks and scrapes that come when a little boy rides his trucks and shopping basket into the walls and doors.  That night Brooks came to me and said the numbers were all gone.  I had no idea what he was talking about.  So he grabbed my hand and showed me.

I cried.  Like a baby.

It was gone.  All of the little lines and dates and numbers.  I have lost all of my markings to show just how tall he was with he was little until now … so big!

I had the measurements for the last couple dates so we filled those in.  When we go in for his 7 year old appointment, I will get the rest of the numbers I need to fill in the rest.

From little to big … those lines meant so much to me.  I can’t wait until it’s complete again.

Here’s Brooks helping with the assignment by measuring himself.  Seriously … the book was by chance.  We only have one board book downstairs and this is it.  Seriously.

We had to shoot this on the only morning we had a few extra minutes this week.  7:15 am is not the best time for gorgeous light in my house … really, no time is a good time for gorgeous light, but I’m loving how my camera handles 6400 ISO.  SWOON!

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November 11, 2011 - 7:04 am

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November 11, 2011 - 7:07 am

breeze - Absolutely perfect! Love!

November 11, 2011 - 7:18 am

Jasmine - He has grown so much in a year! Love this wall!

November 11, 2011 - 9:19 am

Sara T - I love that book. It is a very well-loved book in our house. Sweet growing Brooks. Yeah 6400 ISO 😉

November 11, 2011 - 9:45 am

gina - you creative person you… the wall, the book, his smile, the 6400 iso… all made this a perfect post…

November 11, 2011 - 10:36 am

Amy L - Sweet, sweet Brooks! Little, but BIG! He’s getting so very big. What a treat to be able to watch him grow through your photos. 🙂

November 11, 2011 - 2:15 pm

Cara - Love the random perfectness of the choice of book 😀 and your images and gorgous little man always leave me inspired!

November 11, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Stephanie Moore {Tucson AZ Photographer} - Such an awesome shot. I love the conversion, I love the book, and I love the whole idea. They grow so fast, so glad you document it!

November 11, 2011 - 3:48 pm

Carrie Terrones - Oh I know how much those lines mean…and so glad you cam get them back!!! What a wonderful series!!!

November 11, 2011 - 4:06 pm

wendy - The perfect book for this theme! I love your take on it with the measurements on the wall. So glad you recreated the wall. 🙂

November 11, 2011 - 4:54 pm

maureenwilson - LOVE!! and I hate it about the paint 🙁

November 11, 2011 - 7:36 pm

Gretchen - Oh my heart would break! We left our lines behind in AR and I bet they were painted over. I took pictures before we left though. Love these Jules, and so glad you can get these back

November 14, 2011 - 12:01 am

Jennifer N - Jules, you have quickly become one of my favorite photographers. As I follow your blog I just love how you interpret all your projects and themes. Love it all.

November 14, 2011 - 8:35 am

Gail Pomare - look how much he grew in a year!!! awesome.

November 14, 2011 - 10:49 pm

aubry {phoenix az photographer} - that last shot is too cute for words. perfect for this week!

November 19, 2011 - 5:25 pm

Laurie - You are an amazing mom!!! I have a feeling he is going to be an author.. he has great questions and you give him a world of answers. LOVE the photo’s!