3 // 52

3 // 52 // Lillia
3 // 52 // Zane

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

Lillia: This week you participated in your school spelling bee. It was a bit of a letdown for you because you accidentally spelled your first word — VISIT — wrong (you left out the second ‘i’). Everyone knows that you can spell the word ‘visit’ so those of us in the audience were a bit confused. At first I thought you might have made the mistake on purpose so that you could get out of the spelling bee (not unheard of in this household…), but now I am thinking that your mouth just got ahead of your mind. C’est la vie! There’s always next year! And, I am very proud of you for getting as far as you did.

Zane: My favorite memory of you from this past week was when you decided you were hungry and so you made some Tofurky hot dogs all by yourself! I was in the bedroom folding laundry and I heard: “Beep, beep, beep, vrrmmmmm.” I came out to see what you were doing, and found you standing on a stool in front of the microwave with a huge grin on your face. You said, “You weren’t out here to help me.” I had only once shown you how to do this, and you must have remembered because you had the exact right time entered. The best part was when you pulled out the plate to see if they were ready, inspected them, and then decided to give them another ten seconds. There is such a big person inside that tiny body of yours!

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Kelli Ann Wilson

Kelli lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Damian and their two children. She works as a writer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, taking pictures, walking in the woods, and celebrating the seasons of nature and the feasts, festivals, and holy days of the Christian year.

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  1. January 30, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    Glad you’re doing this again this year! Sometimes the easier things get screwed up because we rush through them. Happens to us ll. I mean all 🙂 Can’t beleive how grown up Zane looks in this picture.

  2. January 30, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoy reading my posts, Steve! Lillia was not aided by the fact that she had to go first (now she knows which seat NOT to pick). She handled it really well, though. Zane is almost 3 and a half…it’s killing me.

  3. January 31, 2015 / 2:41 am

    These photos are precious! You definitely have a way of capturing beautiful expressions!

  4. January 31, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Both you dad and I cracked up reading about Zane. He is such a character!

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