Saturday, January 25, 2014


A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.
Joining in with Jodi's 52 project over at
Reed and Siena- the constant low temperatures (negative 30s) have made it a challenge these last two weeks to do what he had promised ourselves we would- go out no matter what the temps. Right as it was starting to get cold, somewhere in November I read this article that mentioned that in the Scandinavian countries kids spend so much more time outside in colder temperatures and they do just fine. A Swedish proverb stuck with me that said "there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes," so we made it our mission to be outside as much as possible this winter. But with the arctic air blasting and bringing temperatures to negative 20s and 30s it seems impossible to spend any meaningful amount of time outside. Siena luckily gets a healthy amount of exploring no matter what the weather when she goes on her taprooting adventures, as we call them. Otherwise this last week was mostly hiding indoors and getting back into the swing of things with the first week back at work and first week back at homeschooling.

There was so many lovely images from last week. I was particularly moved by this mirror image, this little redhead- how cute!, and this little one- love the little "baby muscles"


  1. Beautiful pictures. I agree kids from Scandinavian countries spent more time outside even if its very cold. Its because its best for them to breath fresh air than staying at home. We have also low temperature this past weeks.

  2. we're going crazy these weeks!!! even if go outside to walk by the neigborhood (even if it rains!), it's not enough time outside... but you know, in a few weeks spring comes ;)
    thanks for your mention, glad that you liked my photo...

  3. You have gorgeous kids! And I love their names too. That proverb sounds sensible, but I bet it's hard to keep it front of mind when blasted with cold like that!