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Embracing The Camera with friends

Embracing the camera with friends on a lovely sunny day…

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We hung out with friends and had a lovely walk and picnic in the park at Saltram House, then more walking and finally ended up here for a comfy sofa and something to drink 🙂

It was a gorgeous day.

And yes, that is a blue plastic clothes peg that Little Man is chewing on in the photos. We don’t go anywhere without them – they keep him busy and entertained, and distract him from making accidental phone calls on my mobile phone.

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Embracing with brie

On Sunday we headed off after church to our biggest park, Central Park.

(Not to be confused with Central Park, NY. lol. Which we’d love to picnic in one day, too.)

I had packed in some Little Man-friendly food (roasted sweet potato wedge, blueberries, grapes, baby sweetcorn) but the star of the show for us was our absolute favourite, and oh-so-simple baguette and brie.  We didn’t take any cutlery or plates or anything, just tore into the bread and cheese, squeezing honey onto a bread and brie stack of deliciousness… our idea of bliss 🙂

So to emphasise my point of how much we love this ‘meal’, I just had to share these old photos with you before we get to our ETC picture for today:

This is in Nice, at the end of our honeymoon. We strolled along the beach after stopping in at a little grocery store for the supplies… baguettes, brie, ham.

We couldn’t think of a nicer way to end our time in France than to celebrate with this spread. Again, no cutlery (who takes cutlery on honeymoon??), just a hot evening… dipping sun… icy sea… and our favourite baguette & brie combo.

[I feel like I need to point out that the highway information sign at the bottom left is in Italy, taken while we were driving back to France. That’s why the date is ’24 maggio’ not ’24 mai’. Just in case there are overly critical very observant readers out there 😉  It’s there to show how gorgeously hot it was! ]

And here’s today’s actual ETC photo, taken on Sunday in the park:

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Embrace That Ol’ Camera :)

Ok, so I know today is ETC day, but I just had to show you these pretty (DIY/repurposed if you want!) cake stands. Yes, how sad – since yesterday’s post when I suddenly realised that it was my destiny to have a new cake stand, I’ve been looking around.  A quick coupla pics to soothe my obsessed brain, and then I can move onto all things ETC as I should…

Via Little Glass Box

Vintage Treat Pedestal, Nicole

Via BHLDN

And also do do do do check out {my all time favourite ever in the world blog} Under The Sycamore for Ashley’s cake stands. 

I like the idea of having a stand with cover, like this (totally NOT repurposed or DIY):

Porcelain Pedestal with Dome, Roullier White

Ok, Embracing The Camera now…

LOML’ s turn to be ’embraced’ and be on-screen with the boy 🙂

Yes, I know LOML’s head is cut off. And some of LM’s too.

But I just love the composition of this whole shot because of that. Totally unintentional – I’m no photographer. Clearly!

All I did in the way of editing was add the pretty framed edge.

There’s just something about the space to the right, under LOML’s outstretched arm. And the way LM is totally absorbed in looking at his Pappa, ignoring the toy in his hand that  he had been chewing on.

*sigh*

Love.

A little something extra…  here’s a link to a video clip of their favourite new game. It’s on YouTube (in case you have filters if you’re reading this at work).

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Thursday Embracing

Embracing the camera this week… hanging out on the sunny patch on my bed with my two boys – Little Man and LOML (camera man).

Our favourite part of every day is when ‘Pappa’ gets home from work and we can all be together 🙂

Head on over to Emily’s blog to see who else has been embracing the camera…

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Some Birthday Camera Embracing

On Saturday it was my 30th birthday 🙂

The weather was gorgeous, but the baby was miserable… must be teeth (blame everything on the teeth!). He didn’t nap properly so we didn’t get a single photo with a smile in it. That’s babies for you – when you want them to smile for your birthday photos, they just don’t.

But we had a lovely day anyway. Here are a few more pics of us, and we even managed a family snap:

Hope you’re all getting out your cameras to do some snapping today!

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Embracing The Camera In A Sunny Way

Tuesday 19th April 2011

On Tuesday we popped in at friends… I was not at all prepared for swimming! Though I had remembered sunscreen, hat, warmer clothes in case it was cooler when we walked home, a camera, sunscreen for me, water bottles for both us – you get the picture, right? I did manage to remember a lot. Just hadn’t thought about swimming stuff.

Fortunately LM’s friend had a swimming nappy and swim shorts for us to use.  How cute are those trunks?

And we had such fun splashing about.

Another first for Little Man 🙂

Anybody else embracing the camera this week?


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Embracing The Camera With Company

Tuesday was an absolutely perfect day.

*Sunshine

*School holidays

*Family visiting from South Africa

*Gorgeous crawling baby

*Braai

{If you didn’t know already, a braai (like ‘buy’ but with an ‘r’ in it) is a barbecue. SA stylie. Although our braais these days are becoming decidedly English.}

Definitely worthy of being our Embrace The Camera moment for this week. And plenty of photos were taken. Just not with our camera, and I forgot to transfer the photos from my aunt’s camera to our computer.

Doh. Have I mentioned baby brain before???

 

So the pictures I’ve used were taken on Tuesday as well, but just of us, by LOML. And they’re some of my favourites we’ve taken so far… Little Man is becoming so much more affectionate, and he’s been around for long enough for he and I to have our ‘things’. You know, like the way nicknames and inside jokes are ‘things’ in a family.

LM loves doing Eskimo’s noses – Eskimo kisses: rubbing noses. He gives the sweetest smiles and presses his forehead against mine. Aaaaaaaawwwwwww, one of my favourite ‘things’.

*mushy mushy*

 

ETC Eskimo Stylie

And even since Tuesday’s post – when I mentioned that Little Man’s crawling was maybe not good enough to actually call him a crawler – his skills have improved drastically. So no hesitation on our part any more. Our baby can crawl 🙂

Here’s a non-ETC photo. Just because I can (and because we’re busting with pride!):

 

Don’t forget to get in front of the camera at some point each week. Do it today if you haven’t already.


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