portraits of my children {13/52}



The 52 Project: A portrait of my children once a week & every week in 2014.

Lena: This Saturday we finally drove up to play on the snow on Mt Etna, since it was probably our last chance of the season… and therefore our last chance ever in Sicily! There wasn’t a lot of snow left, but we found a beautiful spot under some trees where the drifts were still pretty deep. Lena loved it. Gil cried most of the time. Par for the course with those two?

Gil: On Friday night, Elliott and I gave both the kids major haircuts. I was terrified when Elliott went in with the scissors (“I said cut his hair at middle of his ears, not the middle of his forehead!”), but I had to eat my words later because Elliott really did an amazing job. He neatly and skillfully cut 2-3 inches off each child, and they both look tidier and happier, and very ready for spring. They were so overdue for haircuts that I feel like a weight has been lifted off my own head as well as theirs.

Here are a few more photos I took of Gil this morning so you can see the full extent of Elliott’s handiwork!





And one of the two of them this weekend:


What were you all up to this weekend? Any snow in your neighborhood? Or homemade haircuts?

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7 Responses to portraits of my children {13/52}

  1. Alica March 31, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    lElliott did a great job on the haircuts…looks like Gil will be keeping his curls a while longer! :) I love the expression on Lena’s face in the snow…you really can tell she’s loving it! This weekend gave us the last (hopefully) of our winter weather. We had some sleet and freezing rain last night, but today it’s sunny, breezy and temps are to be in the mid 50’s. Just in time for the kids’ track meet this afternoon. Yay…spring is finally here!!

  2. Courtney March 31, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Love this photos, Becca! Gil looks so much more grown up with his hair cut short– they are both adorable!

  3. Eden March 31, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    Great cuts! So grown up.

  4. Melissa March 31, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    Gil is such a heart-stealer!

  5. Steven Garber March 31, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    All very huggable– and I love seeing Gil enamored with the lizards, the beavers, and the zebras. Makes me think of…..

    • Becca April 1, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

      … Elliott!

      Gil actually threw a fit tonight when we told him he had to eat dinner instead of read that book. Hard to tell a boy he can’t read or admire animals! But he enjoyed it more later, I think.


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