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6-9/52 (February)

"A portrait of my son, (ideally) once a week, every week, in 2017."

Alva: Doesn't seem to mind that these are his last weeks of being an only child...he is really impatient of finally meeting his sister - "ha tinoket sheli" (my baby girl) as he calls her. He prepared a chair for her at our dining table, sorted out all the baby toys and put them in a basket for her and last week told Ohad and me that he wanted to build something out of wood for her. So yesterday, while i was at work, Ohad picked up Alva earlier from kindergarden and they built a beautiful wooden box for her. Everything seems ready for her arrival...now we are just waiting...

The 52 Project 2017... 1-5/52 (January)

Seems like this year i am kind of late for starting the 52 Project, oops. I have to admit i kind of found it really challenging last year to keep up with the rhythm of one picture a week since i have an anti-iphone child that starts making funny faces as soon as i tap the camera icon on the screen. Good thing that is...gets me to put away my phone and focus on the real thing. But it also means i am running short of portraits. One of the big projects for this year is to get this DSLR cam i have been dreaming about for so long. I am not giving up on the hope that a fast shutter would outrun alva's attempts to "sabotage" my pictures.

So here it is, the 52 Project 2017, a bit different than in the past years. Without pushing it to one picture a week, maybe sometimes with one picture a month only and some more texts...

1-5/52 (January)

"A portrait of my son, (ideally) once a week, every week, in 2017."

Alva: January has been a really cold month, specially when you don't have heating...we've spent most of our evenings wrapped up in blankets, wearing hats and thick socks. Alva is allowed to watch 30 minutes of cartoons in french before going to bed. His absolute favorites is "Mouk". It's a cartoon about a bear and a cat that do a bike tour around the world and are telling their friends about their adventures by video conference. Each chapter is located in a different country and is showing some special cultural aspect of that place. Amazingly fresh, smart and educational. Ohad and me are big fans, just as much as Alva is. Although Mouk is originally french, it is available in english as well. Here is the link to the english youtube channel (click on bolded text for link)

Here is one of alva's favorite episode...

52/52

"A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2016."

Alva: watching the monkeys with safta heidi and sabba patrick in the zoo in basel. (picture by my mom)

Happy new year friends! 2016 was a wonderful year for us with many challenges and filled with a lot of joy. I am sure 2017 will be amazing. May it be full of happiness, new discoveries, growth and great family time for all of us!

teaming up with Jodi's 52 Project.

49/52

"A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2016."

Alva: The closest he will ever get to christmas, snow and santa claus in this country...we had to stay 10 minutes in front of this electrical santa snowball because he wanted to watch the snow...not sure if i should find that really sad or a bit funny. Good that we are flying to Switzerland to the real snow in some weeks.

teaming up with Jodi's 52 Project.

47/52

"A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2016."

Alva: put his hand on my belly today and his little sister kicked it so hard that he took it away very fast and started giggling. Then of course we had to try if she is doing it again and she did several times, to alva's biggest joy. 

teaming up with Jodi's 52 Project.

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44/52

"A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2016."

Alva: likes to hang out with his new imaginary friend who is a kangaroo. They are going together to the kindergarden (the kangaroo sits in the basket of my bike while Alva sits in the back). The kangaroo has his own chair at our dinner table and needs his own plate of course. Since Alva has the kangaroo, taking showers and brushing teeth got much easier, since the kangaroo likes brushing his teeth and taking showers much more than Alva does and usually convinces him that those things are necessary and quite fun.

teaming up with Jodi's 52 Project.