Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Photo Book inspired by the "Spilled Milk" Blog

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a new photography inspired website called "Spilled Milk" where 13 mothers are taking photos of a specific topic once a week on a theme. I decided I would create a photo book myself using the weekly themes and go through my Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and find photos of my kids that relate to the topic.  The main reason for this is I already take heaps of photos of my kids all the time now and I don't really need another theme however I have heaps of digital photos buried in my HDD which don't see the light of day.  It's actually a fun thing to do go digging back through photos that are 9 years old remembering those treasured moments that have been lost.

Here's some photos of James and Sienna for the "sleep" theme that I have come looking through my old photos on my HDD.  The first lot of photos are of James and I love all of them but I'll never forget finding him fast asleep on the stairs Christmas Eve 2006 when he had just turned 3 the month before. 

Here's photos of Sienna when she was asleep over the past 7 years.  There are heaps more however these are the ones that I have grouped together so far.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Growing up so fast

There is something about putting kids in long pants that make them seem older to me.  James is 9 and Sienna is 7 and yesterday I bought them new winter clothes because it's that time of the year and I bought James a pair of black/charcoal jeans.  Even though when he stands next to me his head sits just under my chin and I know he is getting taller, once he put those jeans on he looked like a grown up young man.  Sienna put her pink pants on and her legs looked twice as long as I'd imagined them to be.  I can't believe how quickly they are growing up in front of my very eyes and they look so cool in their new winter clothes which they both were so thrilled about.  Big W got a work out yesterday and they have some great value clothes for kids. James jeans were $9 and I bought a pretty little long sleeve top for Sienna that was creme with flowers on it and it was only $4. The red long sleeve shirt James is wearing was only $4 although his jacket was $19 but this will last him 1-2 years so it's worth it.  Do you look at your kids and wonder where the years have gone?  If you are wondering why Sienna is looking around behind her back in the first photo, James just told her she has a tag hanging out of her shirt.  I told you these clothes were new, can't get much newer than the tags still on when they want to try them on for size.