Thursday, January 23, 2014


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

I am getting these photos up a little late due to our deteriorating internet. Our connection has been particularly bad this week. In addition to that, my hard drive is full, and making any sort of computer project very slow going. But I'm here, now! And here are a couple iPhone photos from last week. I have the general goal of using my SLR camera for these weekly photos, but sometimes... iPhone.

Sebastian | This little soul combines so beautifully this strong sensitivity, sense of justice, and desire for order and predictability. He is my matter-of-fact little guy (with a strong flare for the silly as displayed by his shirtless suspender-wearing here!). We learned early in parenting that Sebastian deals best with basically every aspect of life if we take the time to explain the scenarios to him, like, "Sebastian, we are going to try to go to the book store, but it might be closed. And if it's closed, we'll be sad, but we'll try again another day." His current response to information like this is most often, "Yes, we'll go there, but... if it's closed, it's closed. And if it's not, it's not!" He's even learning to prepare himself for possible scenarios, and offers this kind of information to us without prompting. In this photo he's marveling at his play dough camera making skills. "I like this camera..." This is his "not-bad-if-I-do-say-so!" expression that we can't get enough of. 

Bruno | People, animals, stuffed animals—anything with a face. This boy thrives off of interaction.  Bruno is the child that will be begging us to get a dog someday in the very near future. When we are out in the city running errands, Bruno will stare people down until they look at him, and when they do... watch out! He turns on some charm like I have never seen before! His smile spreads over his whole face, and makes us the happiest parents alive. Here Bruno is saying "hi," snuggling, wrestling, and otherwise playing with these stuffed animals at the library. Yesterday he kept trying to sneak out of the grocery store to talk to the little dog that was waiting for it's owner!

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