A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2016
David / I’ve been really hesitant to sign my kids up for activities. The schedules and commitments at such a young age make me nervous. A friend of ours coaches a soccer program in the spring, and we decided to take David. It’s perfect for young kids — it’s quick, low-commitment, low-pressure, lots of fun, and they get to learn some of the basics of the sport.
What I didn’t expect was how much David would love it. He’s always excited to go, motivated to participate, and with great pride, he tells everyone that he’s on a soccer team.
Mary Virginia / We recently got a generous bag of hand-me-downs from a neighbor, including two shirt dresses. One morning after we got dressed, She Who Shall Not Permit Photographs asked me to take a photo of her to send to her Daddy. I did, and the lighting was just right.
Thomas / My sweet birthday boy had a rough week. Celebrations are hard on babies, I think. Lots of fussing, a runny nose, and a tooth on the way.