“A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2014.”
Lillia: This week it was Christmas! You got a new computer from me and Daddy, but it came with a catch: you had to build it yourself (with Daddy’s help, of course). There were a few speedbumps along the way, but as of the end of the weekend it was up and running! Even though you missed out on the instant gratification of just turning it on and using it Christmas morning, I think you really enjoyed having the opportunity to be involved in the building. And, now you have a much better understanding of how computers work. You are really lucky to have such a great dad, and I hope you enjoy your gift for years to come.
Zane: This week you really enjoyed all of the Christmas hullabaloo. We put “reindeer food” and a carrot out for Santa’s reindeer, and hot chocolate and a candy cane out for Santa. In the morning, you were thrilled to see that some of the carrot had been nibbled. This year you were really excited about opening presents, and you tore into them with typical childhood fervor. It wasn’t until the dust settled that you actually looked at what you got. We bought you a couple of really nice wooden vehicles, including a very big crane that you were really excited about. You probably would have liked anything we got you, since you are such an easy-going guy.