Posts Tagged Children

Home Sick

My little girl has the flu this week so she is at home, resting.

Just to annoy her (not intentionally, but she hates posing for photos unless its the spinning ones)  I asked if I could take some pictures of her.

I wanted to try one of the techniques from Rachel Devine’s E-book Click, which was to practice side lighting, and a serious pose.

She wasn’t keen on the idea.
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It wasn’t true side lighting as I also had a window behind my head that I couldn’t cover, so I will have to try a different window if I want to get that shadowed look on one half of her face.

Images shot at Aperture: 4.0, Shutter: 320, ISO 250 on Aperture Priority mode.

Days of play – Lego, Kerplunk and Hungry, Hungry Hippos

We have taken it easy this second week of holidays and not rushed around too much, the weather has been warmer, but the wind is still quite cold. Too cold for my kids, I struggle to get them outside even when it is warm!

They have been spending days playing, building, and creating (a mess) and not too much fighting.

Lego

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My big boy went to a friends place to play so my girl and I got time to play a few games.

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Kerplunk

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Kerplunk

Kerplunk

Kerplunk

Kerplunk

I won Kerplunk

On to the next one…

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Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hippos

And she won Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hippos

The holidays are over

Well the holidays are over, we had a very busy two weeks.  Now that my little boy is in bed and has stopped crying it is very quiet.

It is lovely, but at the same time too quiet.

It is lovely to have the kids home, but the fighting is not.  Older boys just seem to have to be so annoying to their sisters and all I heard was “Dooooon’t” “Stop it” “Doooon’t” every 5 seconds.

Thankfully we were kept fairly busy with visiting, and having visitors so they were not overly bored.  They also spent no time on the computer, and hardly any on the playstation, we had one movie day which was a wet day.

One of the days we made pikelets for lunch, and I got my big boy to help out as my daughter had helped me make cupcakes earlier in the week.
Pikelets

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The little boy loved them too,

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Pikelets

Within minutes they were gone…

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So I had to make a second batch.
Whilst making the pikelets, my big boy said that it was so fun that he was going to write about it when he went back to school in his writing. *Awwwwwww heart melting moments.