Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Buckle up, it's a long one...

So, I'm continuing with the 'out of order' thing, and today's offerings are again subdivided into categories. I was going to put the 'babies being cute' category first, but I've realised that if I don't want to lose you all half way through, I'm going to have to make this more like a trip to IKEA - you have no choice but to tramp through a whole acre of stuff you don't want in order to get to the good bits. So, let's start with the category that I can only honestly call:

1) Photos that I took because it was nearly bedtime and I hadn't taken a photo yet

Can you put that clicky thing away so I can go to bed?
Yes, that's an electrical cable. Can I have my mother of the year award now, please? (It was unplugged. I think).

Bottle goes in here, please.
So close to bedtime that we are actually IN our pyjamas.

There is obviously significant overlap between this category and

2) Photos that aren't of babies (gasp), aka photos I took because it was after bedtime and I hadn't taken a photo yet

Weird clicky molecule toy. They LOVE it.

Dusting off the macro lens...
Wash day.

3)Babies actually doing things, including not being cute

I've got no idea what you're talking about, I didn't go anywhere NEAR the cat.

(And speaking of cats... )
This thing is so flexible that I really have no need for opposable thumbs.

Yeah. one of those days.

Mummy... I think you need to switch your flash to manual and start again with totally different exposure settings.
Still just CRAZY about being upside down.

He didn't even twitch. Seriously, this cat deserves some kind of award.

These next three belong together. Seems like the time of them spending a whole day in their birthday outfits is well and truly over...
so much more fun to just eat the stickers.

When they're all grown up, I'm hoping this will remind me that it wasn't ALL fun.

But now finally...

4) Babies being cute
Hurrah! You made it. The Swedish Food Court of photography. Not much to say about these. Basically, I think my point is that the babies are very good looking. The miracle of adoption, huh? Here they are:

Sometimes, I look at her (and him, but mostly her) and think that I can see exactly what she's going to look like when she's all grown up. And yes! She is eating grass. I draw the line at leaves, but I can't seem to do anything about the grass. It's like having another cat.

I can't help myself; I'm a sucker for a boy in a tiger suit. It's like having Calvin AND Hobbes, all at once!

Having posted this, it now strikes me that he looks like he's about to be abducted by a UFO.

Last time you saw the babies loving up to THEIR grandparents - this time it's two of mine who came to visit for the day. (And are currently touring through Eastern Europe - hope you're having fun, Gran and Grandad!) You saw pictures of my parents last week, so which parent do you think belongs to these two? If you are related to me, you get no points - that's cheating.

Our second-favourite cat... Mr Pusskins.

THE END! I'm all up to date! (Until tomorrow, I guess...)


  1. You are so funny. The best trip to IKEA I've ever had! I cannot wait for your photographing babies post because you just do it so damn well! Must. Learn. Your. Secret. Your babies are just as delicious as they come!

  2. I just went to IKEA yesterday. In New Jersey, so not exactly Sweden. But I remarked yesterday to a good friend that being in IKEA makes me feel inspired, and yes, the best stuff is at the end, no doubt. The same with these pics, I love the ones starting with the grandparents and beyond the most.

    You are a fantastic photographer, Claudia. Your children are beautiful creatures.

  3. my fave shots are 1) backlit daddy BW shot 2) tub shot with them facing different directions. perfect.

    love em girl!

  4. Spectacular. Dum diddly dum dum!

  5. You are truly an awesome photographer. Now come over to this side of the world and take some pics for me when I get a kiddo or two...

    That profile backlit Daddy photo is just goose-bump inducing :)

  6. Skippy fun! Loved it! You are so amazing with yo camera.

  7. Ahh, IKEA. Good place to go if you like being herded like the cattle that you are.

    While you are correct about IKEA, these photos were good from beginning to end (seriously, good)

  8. LOVE the pics, esp the one of daddy in B&W and my best that made me laugh - the one with the cat's tail!

    If we had any animals, I'd feel sorry for them with Kendra!

  9. Your babies are delicious morsels of extreme, high-heavens cuteness.


  10. Loving the backlit daddy shot and your talent behind the lens.

  11. Oh, your children are SO adorable! And what amazing photographs. (The Tongginator had that weird clicky molecule toy. She loved it, too!)


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