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26 Feb

One picture per kid per week for a year.  

Win at his first gymnastics class. ‘The Pit’ was a big hit. 

 

 

Holt with sidewalk chalk in our back’yard’. 

 

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19 Feb

One picture per kid per week for a year.

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Holt

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Win

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12 Feb

One picture per kid per week for a year.

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Holt

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Win

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5 Feb

One picture per kid per week for a year.

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Win: his first experience with snow.  Doesn’t it look like Narnia?

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Holt: going for a walk on the beach, with his hands in his POC-KETS, on his birthday

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29 Jan

One picture per kid per week for a year.

This was the first week that it was actually hard to pick just one.   This challenge has given me the reason to take pictures often, and I’m getting a bit better at pulling the camera out.

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Win protecting one of the pair of stone bunnies that we walk by on our weekend walks.  The boys have named the stone “babbets” Win & Holt.

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Holt hugging the “babbet”

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22 Jan

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Win and me on a walk

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Holt: “birds! Where are you?”  {It also looks like he’s missing a finger in this picture, but it’s just the angle}

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15 Jan

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This child (Holt) has some of the most beautiful, most serious faces I’ve ever seen.

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Win pointing to where daddy should throw the ball, “freeee!”

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13 Jan

Well…I’m already starting the year off a little behind. The whole family was sick between and after the holidays and I think we’re all having a hard time adjusting to work and school…and life in general.

So that is my excuse for starting my 52 portraits a week late.

And…I might be cheating a bit seeing as I didn’t take any pictures the first week of the year. So these pictures might be from before the new year. I have a feeling you will forgive me.

So here is the first installment of 52 portraits::an image of each of my children, once a week, for 52 weeks.

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Holt watching some mind-numbing tv after waking up too early from a nap.

Win jumping in front of the camera while I was taking a picture of Holt.  He’s been very interested in the camera and always wants to look at the back of all the pictures.

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1 Jan

I’ve been reading about the photo 365 project.  It’s the one where you take a picture everyday and do something with it and at the end of the year you have a picture from every day of the year.

It sounds so wonderful…but completely unrealistic to me.  I just can’t see myself really keeping up with it EVERY DAY.

But I recently found Bleubird Blog’s The 52 Project.

I love this idea.  Take a picture (or portrait if you’d like to call it that) of each of your kids once a week for a year.  I can see so many things I could do with this. I could take them all in instagram and make a flipagram.  I could make a real flip book from Artifact Uprising.  They have really nice craft and papers and a nicely-sized square book for instagram photos.  I could make a larger print book or a gif! Maybe it’s a poster with all 52 pictures.

And once a week seems so much easier than every day.

I’ve seen a lot of people in the blogosphere talking about “goals” instead of “resolutions”.  I’m not really sure I know the difference.  But New Year’s has always been a time for me, and I’m sure for many, to reflect about last year, and the past in general, and look to next year.  Whether it be a goal or something I resolve to do…I would like to do this.

Take one picture of each of my kids once a week every week this year. I’m excited to see the every day mixed in with the special times…all in one place.

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