Thursday, November 30, 2006

Pics from Toora

I've put up a bunch of pics here...

Here are a few I didn't put on that thread though...

I really liked this pic of Rach and Matty because of it's "private moment in a public space" feel - oh and the fact that Rach can balance and run across a giant balloon pillow thingy without dropping her son!

Here's Bryn thinking, What do you mean all the champagne is gone???

I love this photo for the reflected light on Bryn's face. It's taken at dusk and light was just magical!

I love this photo because of how calm and confident Kate looks, and how focused little Emma is, also the contrast of the bright little child in the towel against the long black sillouette of her mum...

I was struck by how grown up Luey is looking suddenly. He was extremely confident in the water with his vest on (and at one time off, to my horror)...

This photo makes me laugh. This was the second day on the trip and on the first day I'd taken Bryn into the pool and he'd wailed for about 1/2 hour. Eventually I had to concede that he wasn't going to like being in the water that day, and I had to get out, despite having looked forward to being back in a pool for the first time in YEARS! On the second day, I was determined to get Bryn to like the water. First we sat by the pool watching the other kids swimming, him with a bit of wobbly bottom lip. Then we got into the pool, and I sang to him, and got into deeper and deeper water with him. He wasn't really warming to the whole water thing though. So I sat him on the edge of the pool, and then dunk him in the water, and straight back up onto the side of the pool, while making different "Oooh" and "Bop!" noises to try and make it "fun"... S L O W L Y he started to warm up, and actually started straightening his legs as if to slide himself back into the pool when I put him up on the side of the pool, and after about 20 minutes of this, he was smiling.

I finally got him in his ring, and he slowly started splashing the water, and within about another 10 inutes, he was blowing bubbles into the water with his mouth!

So, we got in the hot pot/spa, and then I got Shae to take this photo with me grinning like and idjit and him looking like he's thinking, Oh yeah, she's definitely lost it now!

And here's Erik looking all grown up too - I love the mountains in the background on this one...



2 comments:

Juniper said...

Fab pix Sif! I love them! It looks like you had such a fun time - I love other people's pictures! Look forward to a walk sometime...

Kate said...

Oh awesome pics Sif... you have such an eye for light and form... just lovely :D

Teenagers and the failing parent...