Week 3, day 1 – I wanted to practise some low light photography for the themed weekly challenge I am trying to keep up with, so I used my ipad to shine some light on my eldest as I had wanted for a long time to picture him with his night shades on. He was actually awake here, but helped me out by pretending to snooze!
Week 3, day 2 – In preparation for Alexei’s birthday at the end of the week, I wrapped some presents up. His granny had given me money towards a present that he really wanted and that my husband had banned me from buying. He obviously doesn’t realise there are always ways around his decisions! Granny had drawn a personalised tag for the present – of the pillow pet that lives at her house for Alexei when he comes to visit.
Week 3, day 3 – Meanwhile, we had finally finished building the lego train that Felix received for Christmas. I don’t think the dog was best pleased about it but surely this move to sabotage it was a bit drastic! (No dogs were harmed in the making of this picture)
Week 3, day 4 – More low light practising, this time having downloaded an ipad app that gives off diffused light. I think it worked really well, but unfortunately, it woke Willow up and she was not quite with it, but I liked the results.
Week 3, day 5 – We had Alexei’s birthday party today to celebrate his 6th birthday. Here is the thank you card we made up for those who came.
Week 3, day 6 – After school drop off it was still really frosty and beautiful and I managed to quickly sneak out with my camera whilst my husband minded the two youngest. I had ten minutes and was trudging up the hill when a friend rode past and after seeing my camera, said that I was welcome to go into her (considerable and very beautiful) garden. I was so pleased I bumped into her this morning! I was shooting into the sun and am really pleased with this result. It was hand held, but I think the fact that there is nothing in the immediate foreground means it was ok.
Week 3, day 7 – Finally, the day of the birthday and my little prince turned 6. He may be 6, but you’re never too old for a George Pig biscuit as a treat. Here are the other photos from his birthday – cake ……