Wednesday 12 May 2010

Project 365: horribly out of order

The problem with a photo-a-day project (apart from the fact that you have to take a photo, like, every day) is that the longer you leave the downloading and posting, the more there is, and the longer it's going to take to do it, which means it becomes more difficult to do, which means it gets left even longer. Or at least, that's what seems to happen to me. If anybody else has done this, and has tips for how to stop it all piling up into a big teetering heap and then collapsing messily around you, please do tell. Because I'm all out of ideas.

But onward and upward! The last photos I posted went up to the beginning of April, which means I have a month and a bit of new ones to get through, which isn't going to happen all at once. So, I'm taking a break from the strict chronology and presenting a special themed edition. Parts 1 and 2 today - the rest at some point in that comfortingly faraway place called 'the future'.

Part 1: Loved up grandparents

My parents were here for a few weeks, and it seems that a lot of the pictures I got while they were here were of the babies staring, lovestruck, at their new favourite humans. There is a particularly high density of pictures of Mum and baby I gazing into each other's eyes.

Or kissing.

I love this picture. These may be the two most differently shaped profiles in the whole world, and two very different skin colours, but they sure look like family to me.

Should I be jealous?
He's moved on to grabbing her necklace! Normally he grabs MY necklace!
Oh good, she's been distracted by the other baby.
Yeah, not for long.
I wonder would he fit in my suitcase?
(No. No he wouldn't).

I didn't get as many photos of this, but as I mentioned last time, baby L had an equally huge crush on her grandpa. And who can blame her, when he tries this hard to entertain her? (and lets her lick his reading glasses?)

We're very sad they're gone, and we all miss them a lot. I haven't had the heart to tell the babies that they are now at home in Australia playing with their other grandchildren. I'm not sure I could deal with inflicting that much heartbreak.

Part 2: Cornwall

Pretty self-explanatory, really. We went to the beach! (More than one photo from some of these days - sadly the holiday was not THAT long).

It was fun.

Okay, after each wave comes another wave. I get it already, alright?
We ate some sand.
and contemplated infinity
and then ate some more sand

Best of all, it was sunny nearly every day

- so we only had to go to the art gallery once
which is fortunate, because it was some kind of an anti-tardis - much smaller on the inside than it looked from outside.
It's not really a holiday unless you have a self-timer shot, into the sun, with a wonky horizon, is it?

So that's that: coming soon, part 3: self-indulgent baby portraits!


  1. Yay for more pictures! I love them. LOVE THEM. You are such a talented photographer, and your subjects aren't too bad looking either :) My GOD they are so cute.

    By the way, you look just like your Mom, and yet, as you said--your baby girl and her grandmother couldn't look any more like family either!

  2. I LOVE these. Your parents are such beautiful people!

    And I'm so jealous of the beach shots. I haven't been to a beach in over 10 years.

  3. YAY! Girl, you want me to fix your wonky horizon shot? email me, I will make it perfect for you.

    You guys are lovely folks.

  4. Oh, they just destroy me. Destroy. Me. When you go out in public, do people just queue up to coo over your babies? I imagine people steering their grocery carts into shelves while they crane their necks trying to look at your twins.

    It may be a good thing that your folks live in Oz -- those children are going to be soooooooooooo spoiled after their visits.

    I can't believe how big they are. Time is flying. It'll be a year before we know it.

  5. Yep, crying. there is something so dear about grandparents bonding with grandbabies, and your beautiful photographs have captured it so well, and I'm sitting here on a Saturday night with a glass of wine and Ted bathing our son...crying at this post, the beautiful ocean and the wonky horizon and the profiles.

  6. HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! That photo of Dad...... *wipes eyes*. Ah that's a good one!

  7. The photos of your mom with the babies are priceless. You captured so many moments so perfectly.

    Looks like you could have a couple of little beach babes on your hands??

    Thanks for sharing your little cuties with us again. They are such little beauties.

  8. Beautiful, beautiful pics and I'm having the same problem with Project 365. I download here there and everywhere and I've lost whole portions!

    P.S. I tagged you today - I want to find out more about you

  9. these are SO GREAT!! wow, what a good looking family you have - looks like a catalog for a sporty clothing line.

  10. these are SO GREAT!! wow, what a good looking family you have - looks like a catalog for a sporty clothing line. except with lots more genuine emotion. :-)


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