Sunday, January 27, 2008

One year

Today is my grand daughter's first birthday. It doesn't seem a year since the world changed and brought her into my life. From the tiny newborn that I visited in Calgary in February to the now crawling, nearly walking girl she's become, it makes me realize how quickly time goes by and how swiftly children grow and change.

The sketch I did above when she was less than a month old to the image below of her shows the changes so clearly. I will try a portrait of her as soon as I can to capture her first year and preserve it for the future. Yes, it can be done in photographs, but for my own selfish reasons, I like to explore every curve of her face and sear it into my memory as only a drawing can do.

I can't be with them for celebrations, but I'm there in my heart.

Happy Birthday!


Suzanne said...

She's very beautiful! Big earlobes indicate strong constitution in Chinese medicine!

Robin Neudorfer said...

OMG isn't she lovely. I remember shopping with you shortly after she was born. She is going to be running before you know it. Enjoy!

Jeanette said...

I think you're right on that one Suzanne! She's healthy and hearty.

Yes, I remember that too Robin. Its when I bought that funny little 'IPood' shirt for her!

She's pretty mobile now, I think independence is on the horizon.

Penhallow Street said...

So cute and she has such a pensive look. There's nothing that beats having grandchildren!

Rose Welty said...

Jeanette, forgive me. I tagged you. Don't feel you have to do it.

Jeanette said...

Its a unique experience penhallow.

Ok, ok..I'll play again, but I don't know if there are any people left that I can tag and still have speaking to me!