a little sugar, a lot spice

She was supposed to be resting, but was just too cute for me to leave alone.

2 minutes. Capturing her with my camera. Watching her flourish as a big sister has been a true gift. Watching her grow into a little girl – a fun adventure.

She’s a little sugar and a lot spice….

She makes me happy 🙂

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  • Andy - so so cute. love the pics. i feel that way about my girl but we always joked that she was a sour patch kid. frist sour and then sweet. 🙂 i like a little bit of sugar and a lot of spice. 🙂

  • Becky @ Farmgirl Paints - what a doll. love her spunk.

  • Jessica R - Her smile makes me smile! Do you mind sharing your photo settings on these? I think my house’s natural light is similar to yours in this room, but all of my pictures of my 16 month old are blurry. I need to review my SnapShop notes again!

  • Jackie - She is precious!

  • Hannah - This is my first visit to your blog, beautiful photos! And i love the patchwork quilt 🙂

  • Tonya - The photo of her on the couch with the crinkled nose and teeth showing just made me laugh so hard….that girl is a cutie pie!

  • sarah k - She’s adorable.

    One of the things that stands out to me in your photography is how much you enjoy your children. My skills are much less but I want that to be in my heart when I’m taking pictures of my children–and to show in the pictures themselves.

    p.s. I love her shirt. Where is it from?

  • Amy - She is just too cute!

  • Susan - That Firecracker is adorable. The third to the last picture is my favorite ~ her cowlick is perfect and you can see how she is growing. She is a beautiful, spicy child and it is wonderful to see her grow!

  • Susannah - She is so adorable! She seems like she has the sweetest spirit too!

  • kimberly oyler - i am straight up in love with all the color in your house. when i buy a house, i’m hiring you to decorate.

  • meg duerksen - she is super sweet.
    we taped up our christmas cards too.
    which….who knows if we will mail ours out. this year has knocked me out. no energy to do the things i used to love. we’ll see. i hope i can pull it together this weekend!
    miss you!
    merry christmas!

  • Jackie - What lens did you use here?

  • Monika Rybak - She is the best! I love Your pictures:-) many colours, love and smile! THx

  • Paige - Can’t believe I’ve been watching her grow up. Craziness! Love her little faces. Love she was supposed to be resting. My Ty (3 yrs old) is all spice. Ha! Merry Christmas!

  • Natalie @ TheShadyAcre - She is too much! I love all her expressions–the silly and the sweet! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  • Lauren - What fun photos! Her expressions are priceless!

  • Monica - Your posts always make me smile. 🙂

  • Frances - She is adorable and reminds me of my little Soof Boof, who is about the same age. I love every stage of development but if I had to choose a favorite it would probably be around this age.

  • giozi - YOur blackboard looks so pretty and your princess too. I was looking for me 😉 maybe soon you got it.

  • Kelli - Ashley, I love it – thank you for sharing your delights and joys. I love your perspective on things.

  • Seamingly Sarah - I see some of my 4 year old daughter (almost 5!) in FireCracker. The spunk and spice as you put it sometimes. But I’m afraid to say that’s not always how I see my daughter when I’m with her. Maybe it’s because she’s my first or it’s our personalities, but we butt heads SO much. Many times I feel like the wrong mom for her, or a mommmy monster (the ugly side rears it’s head). Three and 4 have been hard ages for me and again maybe it’s just the right/wrong mix for us and isn’t so bad in other situations, but it’s good to see a positive message for this age when it comes so hard for me. I had no idea it would be this hard.

  • Jacci in Ohio - She is ridiculously cute.

  • chrissy - Oh, she has my heart…sending you so much love this Christmas to each and every one of you. XXOO

  • Kimberly Dial - Oh the preciousness of your Firecracker girl! She’s simply adorable 🙂

  • Terri Christian - Your blog always makes me smile! It always touches my heart!

  • elizabeth H - ADORABLE!! such a FIRECRACKER!