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A Few Snaps

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any pictures, and I have three I’d like to share.

First, there’s Simon at the pool. He began Red Cross swim lessons at the JCC this June, then switched over to the new Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy classes in August. This is a new system that works in a very specific order: floating, then kicking, then arm movements, then full stroke. Simon can now float on his back unassisted, next up is to perfect an unsinkable back float and learn to get into back-float position on his own after jumping or falling into the pool. He loves it, and I got this shot just last Sunday.

I got great back-float shots, too, but he’s grimacing in those–plus you can see all his ribs through his shirt, which kind of freaks me out.

Next up is a shot Matt already shared on Facebook. My step-mom, Ruth, is a talented portraitist. When my oldest nephew Nathan was born 17 1/2 years ago, she began doing pastels and oils of the grand-kids. In that time, she’s gone from being my step-mom, who can really draw, to a talented artist who happens to be my step-mom. This didn’t happen easily or overnight; she took hundreds of classes, traveled the world, and has spent thousands of hours honing her passion. Last Wednesday I picked up and hung her most recent family-themed piece, a portrait of Matt holding Simon the first day he came home from the hospital.

How insanely lucky am I to have this? How odd will Matt feel staring at himself in oil every time he sits down to eat?

Finally, there’s a shot of me and Matt, both of us spectacularly unphotogenic, looking mostly OK at my nephew Ben’s ninth birthday two weeks ago. That will fill our bi-annual quota quite nicely.

One Response to “A Few Snaps”

  1. blg says:

    The picture of you and Matt looks remarkably like the last biennial photo, only here you are not holding a wine glass.

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