Saturday, January 27, 2007

Chalk day; time for more photos...

We had some friends over on Thursday, seven kids in all, and our house being as small and echoey as it is, I thought it might be fun to take advantage of the beautiful weather and head outside with a couple of buckets of chalk! The kids went to town, and I just had to get some photos!!! The light was fairly harsh, casting great dark shadows and washing everything out, but I think a got a couple of good shots, LOL...

For this photo I've desaturated L6's face and arms to accentuate just how IN the world of chalk he was immersed. The concentration he exuded seemed to shut out everything but the colour of the chalk he was focused on...

I LOVED this photo as soon as I saw it through the view finder! Is C4 a gorgeous little urban waif?! There is so much whimsy about her, and touch of melancholy too... This is my favourite photo.

Ah, Luey, counting...

And the essence of Erik, that look in his eye, we call it "The Crazy Look", this means he's HIGLY excited and just riding the crest of the wave, completely thrilled with being alive, and zinging with electricty. This state will be one of his greatest attributes one day, LOL, he just needs wide open spaces for it to sing without bursting people's eardrums...

L6, Luey and A7 colouring in our front gate - now I'm craving fruit tingles, hahaha!

New friends, Erik was soooo happy to finally have someone his own age, in A7, to hang out with, and they got along like a house on fire, a true meeting of the minds, I think!

What a little cutie, what a contagious grin! Super D2 enjoying the sunshine!

And the baby of the group, just hanging and doing his own thing... Bryn really enjoyed just being able to roam in and out of the house at will, and mill about with the others... He even came out with "Ope da door!" when he was having trouble pushing the screen door open at one point, and this time I wasn't the only one who heard him, yay!

Ok, the following are just incidental photos from the past few days I wanted to put up, kind of "for the recond"...

The other evening I discovered Bryn studiously trying to put on one of Luey's socks. I didn't even realise he'd taken any note of socks (he never wears them himself), and so I found this quite surprising and was delighted he seemed to actually know what he was meant to do with the sock and was giving putting a sock on his own foot a darn good try (though in the end he asked me to help him, because he just couldn't quite figure out how to do it)...

Speaking of stufying... This is Erik and Luey having spontaneously decided to do some workbooking while I knitted - Luey later told me he prefers when I knit to when I'm on the computer because when I'm on the computer I apparently "don't listen!", LOL, point taken, Luey!

And here is something i've knitted this week... Leah if you're reading this, these longies are a combo of the blue/yellow and the pink/apricot skeins you dyed for me, perty huh?

Gosh, so much more I want to blog, but it's late, got to go to bed, too much to do atm, not enough time to do it all...

8 comments:

anastasia_wolf said...

The chalk pictures are great! It's such a good idea too, I think I might drag that one out myself hehe.

Amanda O. said...

Oh, I love the pics of the chalk! Nicely framed all of them! I know the one of C is your fav but I reckon the one of Erik is the best... it's one of the most genuinely "Erik" photos I've seen and his eyes are just dancing and intensely looking right into your lense! Can't wait till L is old enough to play with chalk without eatting it. ~_~' (And wowzers at Bryn with the socks! Go Bryn!)

Nic and Beren said...

Oh I love the chalk pictures ! And how clever is little Bryn.

HipbubbyMama said...

Gorgeous shots Sif!!

katef said...

Oooh someone has been playing with PS! Gorgeous gorgeous photos.. the colours of the chalk are just supurb!

Eilleen said...

What gorgeous photos! I love the photo of C4. Something so poignant and beautiful in it.

Juniper said...

What fab shots Sif, I love them! Looks like you guys had lots of fun!

casso said...

Hee hee, someone's going camera crazy. :o) Great to see your boys and Bryn is SO cute. I think I may have mentioned that one before once or twice, lol.

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