Joan: not-so toothy grins.Lux: last day before her old friend Henry moves to Idaho.
Lux: with one of her sweet friends, Emma. Being able to handle a CONE has been so fun this summer. JP Licks has the ultimate sprinkle waffle duo.
Joan: the scrambler, as I frequently refer to her.
Joan: totally unaccustomed to being the star of the show.
Lux: She only wanted to eat the frosting of her cake. “Don’t cut it!”
Lux: a vacation to the lake was just was she needed.
Joan: glance over and there she is! Thrilled.
Joan: my fierce explorer/climber/tumbler.
Lux: likes to put her shoes on by herself, but will accept help from Joe.
Lux: best seat in the house, and a pastry to boot. Joan: the tumult of motion in this photo feels so right.
Lux: Somehow whenever we’re supposed to be getting dressed, we’re jumping on the bed instead.
Joan: determined to walk and won’t stop begging for a hand to hold until she can do it herself.
Second photo by my cousin Molly, taken at my grandparents’ farm. Thanks Molly!
“A portrait of my daughters, once a week, every week, in 2014.”
Lux: an impromptu art project during Joan’s morning nap is a nice new habit for us.
Joan: just before she ate a whole bunch of dandelion fluff.
Lux: so delighted that playground season has begun and she asks to go on the swings every time.
Joan: walking back home, we often take these breaks for Lux to leap off the back of the stroller and tease Joan for a minute or two.
Conversation at the breakfast table