Thursday, December 31st, 2015

A Difference in Years

My 98-year-old grandmother sat on the floor to play with my zero-year-old baby.

 

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He was charming.

 

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She adored him.

 

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“When I was little,” says Baba…

 

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Not until the year 2113 will he have the chance to hold one so different in age.

 

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What will the world be like then?

 

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Playing Baby at 5am

 

 

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2015

Lovely Daughter

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Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Thursday Hikes at Laplatte Nature Park

We went down a huge mountain, through a vast forest, peered across a raging river, crossed multitudes of suspension bridges slung across deep canyons, hiked across the great planes, then, on the final hill home, hit Heather’s backyard with an amoeba of children. Here is a photo featuring the Almassalkhi clan’s amazing carry-all contraption: Mommy.

 

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Boys & Cars

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Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Two years later: Iris takes some big bites.

It has been WAY too long since I have taken photos of my baby Iris eating.

 

 

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See baby Iris eating here.

 

 

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WHAT? I DON’T HAVE A BABY NAMED IRIS???

 

 

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See slightly older baby Iris eating here.

 

 

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Oh. I now have a little girl named Iris.

 

 

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It has been two years since I last took a series of photos of her eating at the table!

 

 

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To where has the time flown?

 

 

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Tonight, Iris was showing how she can take really big bites of a big fork.

 

 

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Eggs with sausage and spinach; cream-cheese and sauerkraut on the side.

 

 

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Multiple refills required for the sauerkraut plate.

 

 

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Yum.

 

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Those Who Came to Dinner

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This photo is a lesson in the extreme foreshortening effects of a wide-angle lens. Notice how my 6-month baby looks larger than my 6-foot brother, despite the fact that one is only a couple feet in front of the other. Notice, also, that my husband and my father are sitting within whispering distance, yet Dad’s head is positively dwarfed by Martin’s. If I were to use a lens with a longer length and step back a minimum of 10 more feet, our relative proportions would appear more pleasing— tho I’d have to purchase a new camera and punch a hole in the front of the house.

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

First Haircut (Silent Film)

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Thursday, November 26th, 2015

First Thanksgiving

I keep trying to emulate a photograph taken of me at my second Thanksgiving, when I had just recently turned one. It’s rather difficult. Mom suggests I cook Akiva a turkey for his 1st birthday, in May, to see if we can do a better job.

 

Original:

When I grow up, I want to be a cannibal.

 

 

Facsimile:

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Thursday, November 5th, 2015

How deep are his finger dimples?

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