Zoe at Five




My niece, Zoe, is a little over 5 years old now. It is hard to believe that she’s now really just a tiny adult. Of course she’s not really an adult in knowledge and mannerisms yet, but she’s definitely beyond the baby and toddler years and has her own personality and opinions. Girl has attitude. She, her brother Grayson, and her mom and dad came down over the weekend for one of our multiple-times-of-year ‘Whitlock Weekends’. Or at least that’s what I like to call ’em, the times when my family comes down to visit, or I go up to visit them. It was a great adventure this weekend, full of playing outside, pulling sweet potatoes as the last photo illustrates, canoe rides, and other fun and games. I really loved the last photo up there, catching her in a moment of what I can only guess is her thoughts. It took her a few minutes to warm up to the idea of pulling sweet potatoes with her dad and Uncle Chris, and then she jumped right in. Of course she was D.O.N.E. after and didn’t want to assist in putting in onions directly afterwards. Five going on fifteen.

I have a lot more photos from the weekend—the sweet potato harvest, the canoe rides, fun around the yard, Grayson playing, planting of the ‘Grayson’ tree to go with the ‘Zoe’ tree. Good times!


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