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I let very few pictures of me pass, mostly because I am the official photographer of the house, so I get to delete them ones I dislike in the editing process, but also because I am the official photographer of the house and so I’m rarely at the other end of the lens. (Seriously, Husband has many, many skills but taking decent photos is not one of them – the DSLR and him is a disastrous combination.)
Something happens when I put on sunglasses though. Maybe it is the summery feeling that I get, maybe it is that they hide the bags under my eyes and cover up half of my face; whatever it is, photos of me in sunglasses get allowed nine times out of ten.
And it looks as if Little O is following in my footsteps (and he even managed to get them on the right way up this time!).
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Baby E has a couple of different facial expressions that just make me smile so much: tongue out in concentration and scepticism, mostly when presented with some new food.
These two are perfect examples of these expressions and fit so well into the Gallery theme for this week.
I think that in about 80% of the photos I have taken of Baby E he has his tongue out. But I am pleased that I finally managed to capture his sceptical look at last.
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Why not head over to The Gallery and see what photos others have chosen.
Sadly, I think I am going to have to give up on my Project 365 for this year. I’ve only been back at work for one week and I have found that I just haven’t been able to take many photos during the evenings after I get home. And I got my DSLR out again at the weekend and found that actually I do really love taking photos with that. I know others can take amazing shots with an iPhone, but my iPhone photos just look like I’m snapping away for the sake of it. And I don’t want my photos of the boys to look like that.
This weekend, I took some photos with my “proper” camera that I am really pleased with.
I will be sad not to participate in the project with The Boy and Me and I hate giving up on things, but I think this could be good for me and my photos. A chance for me to take lovely photos of the boys that we can cherish.
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A week free of sickness – hooray! Little O was off nursery (or förskola as it is called here) on Monday and Tuesday, just to make sure that he was fully recovered, so we had a lazy day in on Monday, and on Tuesday, just when I was despairing as the boys attacked each other for the fourteenth time (I think they had had a little too much of each other’s company…), there was a knock at the door and this beautiful bouquet arrived. It really put a smile on my face.
On Wednesday, Little O was back at förskola and ready for the weekly excursion to a local park, all dressed up in his reflective vest. And the week got even better on Thursday when a letter arrived saying that Baby E has been offered a place at the same förskola as Little O (and, in fact, in the group that Little O has just left, so we know all the staff really well already).
Baby E was in a good mood on Friday and enjoyed scooting around with his toddler wagon. He has now become interested in trying to walk if we hold his hands, something that he hated to do until recently. It will be interesting to see when he decides to try his first steps unaided, as Little O had already started to walk about ten days before his first birthday. Just another way in which these two are so very different.
Little O demonstrated yet again how active he is – he just does not stop moving. Sometimes I feel exhausted just watching him. And so today we decided to let him run off some steam at the park, although, of course, his favourite thing to do there is swing.
How was your week? What did you get up to?
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Week 4 already? That means that I return to work three weeks tomorrow. I cannot believe that my maternity leave is already nearly over. I had better make the most of these last three weeks then.
This past week we have celebrated Baby E’s first birthday, witnessed the moon and Jupiter at their closest for many years (and I cannot believe that it was so easy to see them) and Little O has found himself a cosy little spot up on the windowsill where he can watch people get on and off the bus at the bus stop opposite.
Little O has been trying out my lipstick and trying on his Pappa’s watch, while Baby E’s hair has gone haywire – a combination of wearing a hat for much of the day and static build-up from the low pressure at the moment. Also, we’ve been trying to hide the fact that we have a Samsung tablet from the boys!
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Little O has developed a new habit in recent weeks, but this week it really started to annoy me. He chews on his jumper cuffs, the edge of his snow suit, his scarf, everything he find, but mainly his jumper cuffs. This lovely green jumper was a Christmas present to him from us, but it now has one cuff that is three times as wide as the other [sigh]…
The snow returned on Tuesday, so he had great fun throwing it, rolling in it and eating it.
On Wednesday, Baby E and I enjoyed our time together and even managed to get in a rare photograph of us together.
Baby E decided to crawl into a plastic tub on Thursday – photo opportunity! On Friday I picked up a new necklace – a little brighter than I normally would wear but fun. We went to a 1st birthday on Saturday and took the tunnelbana there – the views over the city were stunning. And today I was able to get a photo of Baby E doing what he does so much of these days: reaching for my iPhone!
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