Saturday, January 31, 2015


My goofy kids- all week was spent inside- we've had one cold after another and we are so over it all! At least they were in good spirits (some of the time).
As always joining in with Jodi over at
A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2015. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

4/52 Rocking in the Free World

A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2015.
As always joining in with Jodi over at
Even though the weather had improved enough for us to start spending more time outside, between various colds and the adults starting work again after a month of frolicking, most of our days have been spent inside. So impromptu concerts are no surprise. The fact that everyone is strumming their own tune and often singing their own thing rarely stops this bunch:)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Siblings -- January 2015

As I lamented in one of my last 2014 posts, it is easier to get images of these two together then apart. That and a love of all things photo-projecty made this Siblings photo project an obvious choice to add this year.

rock paper scissors

they are both big cuddles…so it helps they have each other

reed loves touching faces

dear beautiful

Friday, January 16, 2015


A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.
As always joining in with Jodi over at
Not really a single portrait, but a single moment; a single memory.

Siena- after weeks of biting cold, getting to go outside - no words can describe! But jumps might.

Reed- what you get when you ask a 2 year old to pose:) (although he saw this quad-image and was able to recreate every face in quick succession- that entertained him for awhile- we might just have a little actor on our hands)

Saturday, January 10, 2015


As the temperatures have plummeted to -20s and Shea has finally returned (albeit with a whole day delay because of the snow storms) days have gone on slowly and without much intention. We have also all gotten a rather unimpressive cold, so we mostly cuddle, run around the house, pretend to do some housework, read, watch bad movies and repeat. It is actually quite disorienting even though it is fun. We have another week before school starts, which I hope will have a semblance of a rhythm. It is hard to have a rhythm when you are stuck in the house. 

A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2015.

As always joining in with Jodi over at

Saturday, January 3, 2015


Every once in awhile I think I am getting tired of the weekly portraits, but then I look back at how much the kids have changed over each year and I am once again excited. It is not just their size that changes, or their faces, which often seem to change from week to week, its also what excites them and occupies them that changes, and I love trying to capture that. One thing that doesn't seem to change is how often I have to take images of them together- these two are quite the pair!

Over the last few days and for a few more I am solo parenting- and while it is actually crazy hard (the awesome hubby for example wakes up with the kids every single day- so that alone is a feat!), it is also nice to spend that much time with the kids- there is that familiar feeling of accomplishment at having…well...survived the day. I also love that doing this parenting thing alone forces me to be focused and present here with the kids- one of the things I hope to do better in 2015. Anyway, here are my monkeys this first week of 2015 (total science fiction if you ask me) in their quite regular winter spot: sitting on the windowsills. Looking back over the weekly portraits from the last few years I noticed that that too is another thing that hasn't changed- they both seem to seek out the light and yearn for the outdoors in the winter, spending hours each day looking out the window or playing some game or another while sitting on their perch.

A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2015.
Once again joining in with Jodi and the 52 project over at