Since today was sort of stinky, we will revisit yesterday — a spectacular day.
There was “chalking”…
And all around loveliness…
Johnny: Hey, won’t someone please save me from my big sister?
Doesn’t he just look terrified? I was trying (again) to get a good photo of them together for the month. Maybe next time.
If I had gotten this photo a little bit earlier, I could have sent it out with our Christmas cards:
It was what I was going for earlier. It’s still not perfect, but with a little adjustment here and there… I’m just proud to have one of the both of them looking at the camera.
Bridget likes to take photos and we decided before to purchase a camera just for her. It didn’t last too long. Yesterday, we pronounced the camera officially done. It had been acting up – lens not retracting, flash not firing – and yesterday the screen went grey. So naturally, it was time to finally pull three months worth of pictures off the card and create a photo gallery just for her here.
Feet: By Bridget.
John, 4.5 weeks:
Bridget, about 4 weeks:
Oh poor blog. You have been so neglected.
Our short trip to the cottage this year was fun. Bridget had so much fun. She’s proven to be completely fearless when it comes to swimming and she is definitely not afraid to get dirty. All good things. We made sand castles, skipped rocks, ate when we were hungry and generally had a relaxing time. It stunk not being able to stay longer, but we needed to save our leave.
The nursery is pretty complete. I still have to nail up some photos. And I’m waiting until the baby is born to finish an emboridery project since we will not know what his first initial is going to be until we see him. Bren and I came to an agreement: He will be named X (Brendan and Bridget’s choice) if he has brown eyes and he will be named Y (my choice) if he has blue eyes. We both like both names, and were very analytical in our approach. We made a big list, then independently said yes or no to them. Then took the cross-section of the yes-yes names and then went from there. It was pretty clear early on what the front-runners were going to be.
Right now, I’m one day past my due date. I feel like I’m going to be pregnant forever. Rationally, I know that it’s just not possible, but that doesn’t help get over that feeling too much. I’m working at home 100% of the time and usually it’s OK, but some days I just feel like I’m going to go totally INSANE. So today I’m keeping myself as busy as possible between work emails and tasks. Laundry, dishes and now, this.
Lastly, Bridget has started wanting to take pictures all the time. Some attempts are better than others. We’re definitely getting her her own camera for Christmas (if not before then).
This afternoon I remembered how great it is to shoot with the Nikon. We’ve been just using the point and shoot a lot lately. It seemed like everything was just working.
Bridget turned 3 today.
From Uncle Pat, Aunt Steph, Hannah & Paddy.
From Mommy and Daddy.
Daddy likes it, too!