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"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2016"


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"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2016."

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"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2016."

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fun with a box

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i was cooking dinner saturday night and looked out the window to catch e in her fairy dress picking "flowers" (weeds) from the yard. i love watching my children interact with their world and i love that i get a front row seat to observe where they find beauty. there is currently a bouquet of weeds on my dining room table.

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a recent visit to smale riverfront park.

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f: this kid and his donut with "spwinkewls". i swear we couldn't get to the park fast enough for him to tear into it and then when he sat in front of it he just stared adoringly for a few minutes before diving in. he kills me.

e: my girl has outgrown the swings. she is looking so much bigger and older to me lately.

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so many photos to process and share from our trips to hawaii and florida but for now let's get caught up on the portrait project.

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we're getting a little excited for our hawaii vacation and someone couldn't wait to be on the beach so she decided the rug was sand and we had ourselves an indoor beach

a very happy little boy caught after throwing a ball right at mama's head. man he's got good aim.

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eleanor: every saturday stijn packs a lunch and brings the kids to the shop to visit mama. yesterday's weather was perfect so they ran and played in the parking lot for a few hours. since the super bowl, eleanor has been saying, "i'm going to run like a girl." yesterday she took off towards me with this look of pure joy running as fast as she could, arms pumping, and hair blowing.

felix: he's been all sorts of two years old lately and it hasn't been the easiest but then he puts on a lion hat and roars through a smile and i just can't...

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eleanor has been really into knock knock jokes lately and entertains us regularly with some pretty cute ones she learned in a book. yesterday in the car she made this one up:

"knock knock."
"who's there?"
"mashed potatoes."
"mashed potatoes who?"
"mashed potatoes all over your face!"

oh the mind of a three year old.

felix turned two on tuesday and i cannot believe it. my baby boy has been with us for two whole years. we celebrated his day with our traditional birthday pancakes, lots of balloons, and at his request, dinner at skyline.

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e: my little lady making valentines for her class, teachers, friends, and family. i am so proud of her for signing her name to all of them!

f: "vroom vroom, choo choo" give this kid anything with wheels and he's happy

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we've been trying to stay busy and avoid the stir crazies while being snowed in by doing all sorts of crafts. we made necklaces and bracelets, played with play dough, and painted lots of pictures.