Night Waking
January 1, 2010

Last New Year, we were awake until 4am with a screaming week-old baby.  Last night, we were woken up by a teething, grumpy one-year-old.  Some things never change…

Friends of Joe’s have a little week-old baby girl, who shares David’s birthday.  We’re thinking of them tonight.


New Shower
December 30, 2009

One of David’s favourite presents this Christmas was from Joe’s cousin Jenny, who bought him his own shower!  It attaches to the side of the bath and sucks up the water, and he can press the button to fire water at himself, or his poor cousin who was sharing the bath with him.

Sparkling Eyes
December 26, 2009

David LOVES Christmas.

I don’t usually shoot with a flash: I’d never been taught how and I hated the way the on-camera flash made the pictures look.  Today, my brother-in-law lent me a flashgun, and I realised what I’d been missing!  I’ve ordered one and I can’t WAIT for it to arrive!  (Canon Speedlite 430EX, if you’re interested.)

I’ve written more about today over at Barefoot in the Kitchen.

Birthday Boy
December 24, 2009

David turned one yesterday.  While I’ve been wrestling with the decision to only have one child, he’s been eating cake, opening presents, and generally having a wonderful time being spoiled.  (Yes, his birthday present is wrapped in Christmas paper.  No, he doesn’t care.  It RIPS!)

One Candle
December 21, 2009

We held the first of David’s two birthday parties this evening.  I made little cakes with the word “one” written on in different languages and colours, instead of a big cake.  He had a lovely time, loved all his presents, and passed out in the car on the way home!

On The Phone
December 20, 2009

David’s current favourite game is to pretend to talk on the phone.  When he can’t get access to the real one, which he does with surprising ease, things like Duplo bricks have to suffice.

Baby Driver
December 16, 2009

Another from the weekend.  The little yellow car in the picture belonged to me when I was a toddler, and I love that David is old enough to use it now.  He loves it, too.

Christmas Self-Portrait
December 15, 2009

Took this on Sunday afternoon at Mum and Dad’s house.  We’re not having a Christmas tree this year, due to a kitten and a toddler: one or the other will try to climb it, and destroy it in the process.  I’ve been taking photos of everyone else’s trees to compensate, and I’m very pleased with how this self-portrait worked out.  (Any self-portrait that obscures my face is good!)

Photography Assistant
December 12, 2009

David loves helping me take photos!  He especially loves “helping” to put the lens cap back on when he’s had enough of being photographed.  I can’t wait to buy him his first camera!

My Boys
December 8, 2009

Taken at our favourite soft play centre in Banbury.  I’m not sure what I’ve done to deserve two such photogenic boys, but aren’t they wonderful?