52 Project // January

Back in 2016 I took part in the 52 Project and I struggled to keep it up each week. You can take a little peek at tiny bebe Olive here (Feeling ever so slightly broody looking at all these and remembering such precious moments).
The pressure of posting, that I convinced myself it was, made me not want to do it in 2017, which I'm sad about because I like to keep the memories here.

So this year, ... 2018, I am going to post it monthly because that to me feels so much more achievable, without that pressure of a deadline.

The 52 Project // 2018
A portrait once a week, for a year.

JANUARY (1, 2, 3, 4/52) ::
Olive, 2 years old :: An excitable end of December (Birthday, Christmas, festivities that seemed to go on forever!) gave the Turton-Wall household a bit of a whirlwind when it came to routines. We spent the entirety of January getting back to something that resembled a routine and finding our feet again. Surrounded by chocolate, mince pies and the attraction of Christmas films still lingered. Not to mention going back to work. Olive was a clingy mess on those days (poor Daddy!).

We spent the rest of the month going for walks in the bitter cold afternoon of the weekend, visiting the ducks and spying fish at the garden centre. Crafting with stocking gifts of glitter glue and sequins. Reading Yoga Babies and practising our Yogi skills. Playing "Babies" and insisting "Blue Baby" comes everywhere with us - playdates, bed, to the shops! (Daddy, she wants a "Baby Bruvva" !! C'mon already!).

Favourite things Olive says:
"Mummy, I need somefin' ellse to eat, ma hungey" - Every second of the day!!
"Sometimes... Sometimes it's raining!"
"Olive play a little minute!?!" - As I announce it's Nap time.
"Good mornin' evrrybody" - Knocking on the bedroom door at 0530am!

Her food "big" meaning whole. So if I mistakenly cut something I have to distract her with some elaborate meaning as to why it has to be cut this time... otherwise I'm doomed.
Playing imaginary "shops" which consists of walking back and forth across the living room, holding hands, and pretend supermarket shopping.
Playing with her Elephant puzzle (and acing it!!).
Her hair in a plait "like Mummy's".

You leaving the room and her not being able to help with lunch.
Carrots (even though she liked them last month!).


  1. The 'favorite things Olive says' was my favorite! "a little minute" -- how darling!
    It was reported to me that I used to say (to my mother), "Mommy be right back" if I wanted to play alone in my crib.

  2. That picture of the two of you doing yoga is so lovely - she looks more and more like your mini-me every day!

  3. Oh she is just adorable! My 2 year old niece has come to visit this month from Canada but she's yet to speak really, so hearing that Olive strings those sentences together is so sweet!! Alice xxx


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