Sunday, 25 February 2007
So here's Eric bonding with his newest nephew. He was quite taken by him, I think, as he kept saying how beautiful he was. Of course, he also kept calling Alex "Rascal" so I wonder what that means... I drove into town with both of the boys on Thursday and met Mom and Eric at Bubba Balloo's. I wanted to take Alex somewhere fun and give him some one-on-one attention, but I think he might have found Uncle Eric to be just a little bit more fun, and energetic than me. Regardless, Alex had a blast and is already asking me to take him back there again.And of course, what good is an Uncle if he doesn't come bearing gifts! :) This is the Christmas gift from Eric and Michael --- meant for Alex and Connor, but who are we kidding... Eric had just as much fun with it as Alex did, maybe more. It's called "Super Fort" and it's a box full of foam tubs, plastic clamps, and vinyl sheets to assemble forts with. Here's one of their creations... a treehouse! It also was a Fort and most recently is sitting in the living room as a castle or rocket ship, or something in between. Pretty cool, hey?
Here are the cousins... Alex is 2.5 years old, Brandon is 6 months old, and Connor is 7 weeks old. What a handsome group of boys, hey?
Wednesday, 14 February 2007
I took this one. It's a little dark. I'm still learning how to use this camera. You get the gist of it though.
This one he has a little help smiling. I'm trying to tickle his chin to get him to smile for the camera.
Totally unprompted... I got these ones for free!!! :)
Tuesday, 6 February 2007
And... then of course I needed photos of both of them together. These were the hardest to take, Alex was quite eager but had a hard time sitting still... Connor of course, just can't sit! I think they turned out pretty well. I was very happy with how the photo session went. I told Cory "There were no tears!!! Not even by you!" as he tends to find the sessions a big chore. Like he says... the photos are my thing, not his. I tell him that when we're old and on our own again, he'll appreciate them!
Thursday, 1 February 2007
And now, for your entertainment... here are the polaroids. I hope Connor forgives me for the lousy photos.... and the fact that I forgot our video camera too --- but since we didn't have it when Alex was born, I guess it's fair that we didn't have it with us for his birth either.
So, here's Connor's first photo immediately after he was born at 6:20am. I swear, I was smiling in the photo... not sure why I look like that. Oh yeah... now I remember, because I'd just given birth to my linebacker! :)Here he is cleaned up a little bit, just before getting weighed and checked out. Isn't he a cutie?Looking a little bit more human here... I think this was about 15 minutes old.Wow, does Cory look like he was up all night to you too??? That's some 5 o'clock shadow, huh?Finally, we've both had some sleep and are feeling a little more normal.... and I have my cameras again! Yay!
And one last photo of brotherly love. Connor is wearing the outfit that Alex wore in his one-month professional portrait. I'm not going to put Connor in it for his portraits this weekend --- I bought him an outfit of his own --- but I thought I'd get a photo of him in it for comparison sake. Alex, however, had other plans and wouldn't stay out of the photo so my photo shoot turned into another brother session. Here they are looking very intently at our ceiling!On a completely different topic, this has been the view from my kitchen every night this week.
Happy groundhog day... let's hope he sees his shadow... or doesn't see it, which is better? I can never remember!