James Kicinski-McCoy is a writer and blogger, specializing in strategic marketing and branding, is a co-founder and editor of Mother Magazine, and co-owner and creative director of Two Son. She lives with her husband and four children in Nashville, Tennessee.
It’s been a busy month and I have not been snapping photos or posting to this space as regularly as I’d like to. I’m three weeks behind on sharing the kids’ portraits, so I decided to share them all at once and then continue moving forward later this week, on schedule. Apologies for the delay.
Sailor, age 2: This boy has been pretty naughty lately, but his cute curls and deep belly laugh make it all ok.
Birdie, age 4: Her favorite joke is “What does the cat say when you step on its tail?” “MEOOOW.”
Plum, age 12: She has been practicing for a big school speech for the past week. It’s cool to see how into it she is and how comfortable she is speaking in front of others.
Julian, age 14: He is about to start tennis lessons after school. Love:love.
Sailor, age 2: Not a big fan of getting his hair combed after bath time.
Birdie, age 4: Making her own breakfast. Here is the same thing for breakfast, photographed 2 years ago.
Plum, age 12: She’s the one I take on the most food dates, not because I play favorites, but because she’s a foodie like me and we can explore new restaurants together.
Julian, age 14: Learning how to play Imagine by John Lennon on the guitar this week. Attaboy!
7/52 A weekly portrait of my children.
Sailor, age 2: I think he wins the award for best bed head.
Birdie, age 4: She hasn’t been doing much listening these days, but she sure is cute.
Plum, age 12: They have this whole week off of school, due to the ice-storm, so it’s been straight vacation-mode—staying up late and sleeping in late.
Julian, age 14: This boy will grab anything but his winter coat when heading outside, even in the snow.
A weekly portrait of my children, a few days late.
Sailor, age 2: I’m his favorite. It’s obvious. ;)
Birdie, age 4: Golden hair glowing in the afternoon sun.
Plum, age 12: Starting to feel better after spending much of the weekend sick in bed.
Julian, age 14: This kid goes through a box of cereal a day.
Sailor, age 2: Mid jump with crazy-cute curls.
Birdie, age 4: Sipping on her morning smoothie, full of good, healthy stuff.
Plum, age 12: Aced her tests this week and is pretty proud of herself—mom is proud of her too!
Julian, age 14: His english teacher said that he wrote a college level poem today. Bravo my boy!
Sailor, age 2: Twins.
Birdie, age 4: She is completely obsessed with Pikachu, so naturally we painted her face just like her.
Plum, age 12: She wants to start making herself Bento style lunches for school each day. First thing to master, making rice.
Julian, age 14: Saturday morning sunshine on his shoulder.