“A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2014.”
Lillia: This week you had a sleepover at Nanny & Papa’s house. Earlier in the week we were driving in the car and I asked you if you missed Papa, since it had been quite a long time since you saw him. You said, “Of course! I ALWAYS miss Papa!” I think it is really special that you are so close to Papa. He worries that when you become a teenager you won’t be interested in spending time with him anymore, but I can’t imagine that would ever happen. You have a very unique relationship, and he loves you very, very much; we all do.
Zane: When we were at the pool the other day there was a little girl, a little younger than you, swimming all by herself with floaties. Her grandmother let you try them on to see if they might work for you, too. At first you were really nervous so you held your body perfectly still and when I told you to try and move your arms you said, “I’m afraid I’m going to sink.” Once I reassured you that you were not going to sink, you were pretty thrilled with the whole experience. The next day we got you a pair of your own, and now you’re unstoppable in the pool. Freedom!