"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2017."
Stella: You flew to Hong Kong with Hugo and Papi. Your plane was delayed several hours and you didn't arrive at the hotel until 1:30 in the morning. Somehow, you managed to stay awake and cheerful (unrestricted access to the iPad might have something to do with that) all night and fully functional the next day despite the lack of sleep. You walked all over the city and ran all over every playground we took you to. I told you that I think your super power is staying awake.
Hugo: You enjoyed riding the subway, taking the peak train, taking the fairy, exploring playgrounds, and dancing in the square next to our hotel. You seemed to like Hong Kong, even if you did spend an awful lot of time screaming, I want to go home! When finally we did return to Shanghai, you started screaming,"I want to go back to Hong Kong!"
Lyra: You got out of the hospital this week. You lost some weight while there and are looking a little skinny. After just a few days at home, you and I took the train down to Hong Kong. We had some medical appointments and had to check your eyes. You were a delight on that long train journey. You slept quite well, and then when you were awake, you sat peacefully in my arms, you smiled at the passengers around us, and watched the world go by. But let's not talk about that diaper blow out because the less said about the bathroom on a Chinese train, the better.