The 52 Project: A portrait of my children once a week & every week in 2014.
Lena: My friend Sarah Daubert is visiting us for a week, and so we’ve been showing her around Sicily. On Friday we took her to Taormina, where I took both of these photos. Here Lena is demonstrating for Sarah how delicious a Sicilian cannolo is! (The plural is cannoli, as in, “Leave the gun, take the cannoli,” as they say in The Godfather. And The Godfather, as some know, “is the sum of all wisdom. The Godfather is the answer to any question. What should I pack for my summer vacation? ‘Leave the gun, take the cannoli.'”)
Gil: After making me so proud with his first steps, Gil’s given up on walking. Too much work when crawling is just so efficient, I guess! He’s clambering all over everything these days, eager to climb anywhere and try anything. Well, except the beach. Sarah and I took the kids there on Saturday, and Gil tentatively dipped his toes in the water and then freaked out. He acted like the waves were coming to get him and was literally climbing up me to get away from them. He also didn’t care for the sand and proceeded to sit in my lap during our entire beach trip. I was like, “Buddy, this will not fly. We live by the beach. We will be at the beach every weekend this summer if I have my way. Relaaaaxxxx.” Here’s hoping he gets the message!