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Photo-a-Day 2017 :: Day 22

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children. This is the 9th year of this project.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2017 :: Day 22 // www.kristencook.com.au

Six years ago,
I photographed you on a day in January
Showcasing your love for puzzles.
Today
I have done the same.
But – this image for me is so much more
Than simply just you and a puzzle.
It is proof
Of this project
Of your journey
Of you.

Photo-a-Day 2017 :: Day 21

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children. This is the 9th year of this project.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2017 :: Day 21 // www.kristencook.com.au

As a parent
You become trained for silence.
As sometimes silence means haircuts with scissors
or sibling texta murals
or secretly eating chips in your bedroom.
But sometimes silence reveals this.
And I’m not even quite sure still what ‘this’ is.
Except you
Under a blanket
With pillows surrounding you
And your head in a wire basket…
Watching tv.
In silence.

Photo-a-Day 2017 :: Day 20

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children. This is the 9th year of this project.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2017 :: Day 20 // www.kristencook.com.au

Yesterday
She was beating you at snakes and ladders.
You accused her of cheating,
And the world was ending.
But today
You wrapped your arms around her
Like she was the only person who could ever save you,
And the world was whole again.

Photo-a-Day 2017 :: Day 19

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children. This is the 9th year of this project.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2017 :: Day 19 // www.kristencook.com.au

In Summer
We make shadow ninjas
Because we can.

Photo-a-Day 2017 :: Day 18

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children. This is the 9th year of this project.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2017 :: Day 18 // www.kristencook.com.au

You are nine.
Every year I watch you grow.
There is such strength in you,
And complete calm all at once.
You are made of earth, water, fire and air.
You are the rising tide
Pulled by the moon
And shaped by the stars.
You smile
And I know;
These days are only the beginning,
For you are nine.

Photo-a-Day 2017 :: Day 17

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children. This is the 9th year of this project.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2017 :: Day 17 // www.kristencook.com.au

Sometimes
There is no better way
To deal with a 38 degree day
Than this.

Photo-a-Day 2017 :: Day 16

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children. This is the 9th year of this project.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2017 :: Day 16 // www.kristencook.com.au

Your morning bed hair
That lasts all day.

Photo-a-Day 2017 :: Day 15

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children. This is the 9th year of this project.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2017 :: Day 15 // www.kristencook.com.au

You told me you were wrapping each other up as presents.
“Because it’s fun”.
And I watched.
And I smiled.
Because you are the best presents I could have ever asked for.
Full of wild
Spinning in joy
…because it’s fun.

Photo-a-Day 2017 :: Day 14

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children. This is the 9th year of this project.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2017 :: Day 14 // www.kristencook.com.au

This wasn’t even meant to be today’s photo.
But sometimes you capture something
And you don’t even know quite what it is
Except that it’s just meant to be.

Photo-a-Day 2017 :: Day 13

{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children. This is the 9th year of this project.}

Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2017 :: Day 13 // www.kristencook.com.au

“Mummy, my head hurts”, you say
As you climb into bed with me for a cuddle.
The most magic of cuddles
(With super headache healing powers)
That only mummy knows how
To make everything better
Until you fall asleep again.