Thursday, July 7, 2011


Posted by Tera at 7:20 PM 1 comments

And here ends my 365 project of my daughter, Taryn. She is simply an amazing, articulate, inquisitive, beautiful being and I look forward to seeing what the next year has in store for her. I will be leaving this project alone and embarking on a new one, whenever and whatever it may be. Thanks for joining me for the journey!


Posted by Tera at 7:19 PM 0 comments

She has been drawing faces for a few months now, but they always look a She sure does love art!


Posted by Tera at 7:18 PM 0 comments

With each adventure comes the opportunity for a misplaced step, a veered course, a stumble, a lesson. Sometimes I wonder if she just really, really likes her special bandaids.


Posted by Tera at 7:17 PM 0 comments

Giving new meaning to "the way to someone's heart is through their stomach". It takes so very little sometimes to invoke a world of magic and wonder if my child's life. The look that says "HOLY CRAP! YOU CAN DO THAT?!!?"


Posted by Tera at 7:17 PM 0 comments

Those lashes are the keeper of twinkles, the guardian of tears, and the ambassador of sleep.


Posted by Tera at 7:16 PM 0 comments

Bathtime with Daddy is a magical time, filled with too many bubbles (is there really such a thing?) ALL the bath toys, and squeals that make me creep to the door to peek in.


Posted by Tera at 7:15 PM 0 comments

Taryn makes friends so easily when we're out and about. Always quick to ask someone's name, what they're doing, where they're going. If we were to ever have a second child, she'd be a great older sister.


Posted by Tera at 7:15 PM 1 comments

Lunchtime just isn't complete without a dinosaur being involved.


Posted by Tera at 7:14 PM 0 comments

She calls them her rubyredslippers and is the only pair she'll keep on when we're at home. Just like me, she's a fan of bare feet.


Posted by Tera at 7:13 PM 0 comments

She refuses to eat in any matter except hard boiled, which she asks for specifically. "Mama, I want an oval egg!


Posted by Tera at 7:13 PM 0 comments

She alternates between enjoying a long, drawn out shower and playing in a tub full of bubbles. It's so interesting to watch her progression in the things she enjoys.


Posted by Tera at 7:12 PM 0 comments

Living downtown in a major metropolis without a vehicle means we rely on public transit, much to Taryn's delight. Her favorite thing is to ride on the c-train and look out the windows as the world passes by.


Posted by Tera at 7:11 PM 0 comments

Her laptop toy was her favorite potty accessory before she moved to the regular toilet. "We won a prize ticket!" is a phrase that worked it's way into my dreams more times than I'd like to admit. Of all of her "annoying" toys, this one was the most educational.


Posted by Tera at 7:11 PM 2 comments

Her beauty blows me away sometimes.


Posted by Tera at 7:10 PM 0 comments

You can tell what she had for breakfast by looking at her feet. Today's item of choice was blueberries, her favorite.


Posted by Tera at 7:09 PM 1 comments

She loves to pop bubbles. She also loves her rainbow hoodie which will soon be too small. Luckily, I take note of popular items and buy them in multiple sizes. I'm learning, right along with her.


Posted by Tera at 7:09 PM 0 comments

What's more fun than a bubble bath? Blowing bubbles while in said bubble bath. No wonder she never wants to get out of the tub!


Posted by Tera at 7:08 PM 0 comments

Sometimes, I wonder what she's thinking when she sees me behind the camera, or if she's seeing her own reflection in the lens.


Posted by Tera at 7:08 PM 0 comments

Markers that sing and light up when used with their base? Best.Day.Ever!


Posted by Tera at 7:07 PM 1 comments

"Mama look at me! I'm upside down!" is a common shout from anywhere in the apartment she can manage it.


Posted by Tera at 7:06 PM 0 comments

Her ever faithful companion, BayBear, goes where she goes. I haven't been able to find another one anywhere so I'm hoping he lasts for quite a long time.


Posted by Tera at 7:05 PM 0 comments

There really aren't any words for this. As you can see, she's developed a new hobby. Le sigh.


Posted by Tera at 7:05 PM 1 comments

Her hair is officially longer than mine, by a lot.


Posted by Tera at 7:04 PM 0 comments

I hope this is a short lived phase...


Posted by Tera at 7:04 PM 0 comments

Because of my tattoos, she's no obsessed with temporary ones. We have a lot of fun playing with them and being badasses together.


Posted by Tera at 7:03 PM 1 comments

the look


Posted by Tera at 7:02 PM 1 comments

I love this kid so much, even when I'm ready to sell her to the circus. What a weird feeling.


Posted by Tera at 7:02 PM 1 comments

A gift from my husband's boss. It was immediately sent to live with my Dad for when Taryn visits. I forgot how much I hate the recorder!


Posted by Tera at 7:01 PM 0 comments

The poncho was a gift from my best friend. It was hers when she was a toddler, made by her late mother. I was honored that she would pass it on to my daughter and Taryn was THRILLED as she adores her "Aunty Tamfa". My village, it's amazing.


Posted by Tera at 7:00 PM 0 comments

We've long since passed the time where trying to keep her clean is a goal. Instead, I find toys to help her get down with her dirty self. There's a reason she loves Grandpa's house.


Posted by Tera at 7:00 PM 0 comments

Having a long conversation about dandelions with a new park friend.


Posted by Tera at 6:59 PM 0 comments

Her eyes are my favorite thing in the whole world to photograph. Hazel with flecks of green and gold throughout. So beautiful.


Posted by Tera at 6:59 PM 0 comments

She drew the faces on the wall, so I got her to show me her "funny face". Pretty similar, no?


Posted by Tera at 6:58 PM 0 comments

My little artist. Painting is her favorite medium, but really she loves them all.


Posted by Tera at 6:57 PM 0 comments

Caught in the process of giving her balloon a raspberry.


Posted by Tera at 6:57 PM 1 comments

The beautiful dress made for Taryn by one of my best friends. Taryn calls it "my beautiful dress" and insists on wearing it every day for her "ballet show" that she puts on for me and her bears. <3


Posted by Tera at 6:56 PM 0 comments

She loves to dance almost as much as she loves to paint. I'm considering dance class for her once she turns 3. She's pretty good at it!


Posted by Tera at 6:55 PM 0 comments

Her first time at the circus was a smashing success. That is, until it got to be bedtime and we missed the second half. Still, much fun was had by all.


Posted by Tera at 6:55 PM 0 comments

Her weird habit of occasionally eating her crayons. She looks like a demented fashion pirate.


Posted by Tera at 6:54 PM 0 comments



Posted by Tera at 6:53 PM 0 comments

She's a little virtuoso. Everything is done with gusto, flair, and that weird OMG face.


Posted by Tera at 6:53 PM 0 comments

Daddy makes the best forts ever.


Posted by Tera at 6:52 PM 0 comments

Easter is such a fun time for her. Her favorite part by far was the egg decorating and having friends over for dinner.


Posted by Tera at 6:51 PM 0 comments

Stickers on eggs? Why the hell not?!


Posted by Tera at 6:48 PM 1 comments

We're watching you.


Posted by Tera at 6:47 PM 0 comments

We have a lot of fun with the cameras. I can totally see her becoming a photogrpher like her parents.


Posted by Tera at 6:46 PM 0 comments

Kids are so odd.


Posted by Tera at 6:45 PM 0 comments

She's so damn independent sometimes. "No Mama, that's MY job!"


Posted by Tera at 6:45 PM 0 comments

Preview of the teen years.


Posted by Tera at 6:44 PM 1 comments

Just your average day of hugging a goat in the snow.

Taryn 365 Copyright © 2010 Designed by Ipietoon Blogger Template Sponsored by Emocutez