She’s getting big. The picture above is from when she was only 2. She had just made Ken her first arrangement. Isn’t it fabulous? I love how she is so admiring and proud in this image.

Like every mother, I often feel like I want to suspend time. I know I can’t, and the truth is, witnessing her growth is the greatest reward. Her expression, her experience, her humor, her frustrations, her wit, her delight – all of it. I love all of it.

This will be her last full season mostly at home with me in the studio. Next year is kinder, and I will hold these memories close. The sometimes crazy, sometimes wildly frustrating time we’ve spent together making flowers, and painting, and singing, and snacking, and dancing, and boutonniere-ing, and even yelling at each other. True.

I know many of you out there are also juggling career and family. I admit it’s a daily struggle and I need reminders. How do you manage it?


“take a break already!”

ok ok…good idea Alice! Let’s go to the park:)

all images by Ken & Kate Holt

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5 Responses to My Little Gal

  1. megan

    I love her! She is such a cutie.

  2. Carol

    Sweet Alice! and yes, motherhood and career–not easy when both are really full-time careers.

  3. Sofia

    She is so absolutely beautiful!!!! Lots of hugs across the pond!

  4. Kelly

    You and Ken look easy! What a lil doll you are raising xoxo

  5. Katie

    Such a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing so honestly.

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