"A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2013."
Maile: I love this photo for two reasons. First, because I see myself in Maile. There's no doubt that Maile looks like Tim. The expression on her face here, though, is all me. Second, because Maile wants so badly to be a little lady. She insisted on wearing a "princess headband" all day. She asked to put on pink Chapstick, "by yourself," which you can see clumped on her lower lip. What you can also see is a faint smudge of chocolate below her mouth; it's the chocolate that really makes me smile.
Maile: A dirty, scratched hand, from a long morning at the playground. One foot kicked up, relaxed. A table crumb, from an extra-crispy quesadilla -- dinner of choice, of late. Teddy, whom she loves, waiting ever-so-patiently for a handout.