by gillian claire: portraits of ash at 5.

11.11.2016

portraits of ash at 5.

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This little boy... he let me do a little photo shoot of him in exchange 
for an extra piece of Halloween candy. Bribery captured by camera once again. 
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     Asher started Kindergarten this year; his very first year at school. Honestly we have spent the entire last year preparing him for this, easing his mind into this idea of "school," and most importanty the idea of being away from us. This boy has always been our wild little soul; needy, sensitive and sometimes yes, difficult. With the difficulties though have come great rewards; the sweetest and most unique soul, a child who needs me deeply and in turn has made my need for him strong and fierce as well. Words cannot even begin to describe Asher who has been a fiery, wonderful and treasured gift in my life.
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     I honestly didn't know how he'd react to school. I feared that it would be incredibly rough for him. But friends, it has been a dreamy seemless transistion. As with most things in his life; potty training, weaning from breastfeeding, etc... transitions often seem insurrmountable for Asher but out of nowhere he is ready to go all in.
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     Kindergarten at Asher's school is full day but we found out that you can indeed pick your child up before lunch and take them home and you better believe that's what we chose. I don't know why I'm always trying so hard to keep my kids with me every possible minute of the day. In a way it's maybe made motherhood more exhausting and weary but these boys have always been my life's dream so I'll continue hanging on as hard as I can.
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     Asher loves school. He jumps out of bed every morning to pick out his cute little 5T tee shirts and jogger sweatpants. He comes home and sings all the songs and repeats all the cute little rhymes word for word. He brings home a backpack filled with the cutest little crumpled Kindergarten art that makes my heart melt day after day. He's very good at math and is learning to read and write. He was over the moon about Halloween and had by far the scariest costume in the class, his dream come true. He's happy and it looks like he's doing just fine...
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I'm so proud of you, Ash. Thanks for taking me up on that extra piece of candy so that I could capture these moments with pictures and words.
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7 comments:

  1. These photos are darling! That first one captures him so well. What a handsome young man.

    xoxo
    Celeste
    ohhelloceleste.com

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  2. What a handsome little dude you have! I didn't realize Kinder was all day, I would probably also opt to take my kids home for lunch too! lol

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  3. What a beautiful, bright face. Yeah, they seem to adjust pretty well when they realize they've gained and entire room full of new classmates. I hope he continues to enjoy!

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  4. what a lil sweetheart! I bribe my kids to take pics too! and I would totally pick my kids up at lunch too!!!!

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  5. He's beginning to look so much like Roman!

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    1. True! I don't always see it but sometimes it's like woah...

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  6. So cute! It's so reassuring to hear how well he's done. My little boy is 14 months old and is such a mama's boy. I keep him with me almost all the time & we haven't weaned him from breastfeeding yet. I keep telling myself that it'll happen when we're both ready! I love these photos! xx

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