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#366 – One for the leap year

Of course this year is a leap year, so although this project finished yesterday I felt that I needed to complete the ‘official’ year and included one for the leap year.

Today has been tough, with the comments of others again hurting those around me – so in times when others threaten those that you care about you keep them close and try and protect them.

#363 – Remembering Great Granny Smith

Today was a quiet day, for various reasons, but none-the-less spent with the kids which was great. After a lazy morning I sat the kids down to explain to them that their late Great Granny Smith had left them a bit of money to spend on something that they wanted. After much excited deliberation and discussion decisions were partially made and we headed off to Toys-r-us to see what we could find. Was fun watching them both run off in separate directions, on some sort of mad trolley dash. After a short while decisions had been made and both were sporting beaming smiles.

Tilly jumping up and down with a new iPod Touch and Josh with a stunt scooter and some Hex Bugs.

Personally, I was hoping to stay out and get some food, but alas I hadn’t banked on two excited children wanting to get home to play. Never mind, home it was, upon where Hex Bug where over-running the floor, and dad was having near-death experiences on a stunt scooter. Tilly on the other hand was quiet as a mouse, only lifting up her head to start a sentence with, “Dad, how do I ….”. Bless her.

#348 – Brave Little Girl – Shame about Dad!

Working at home today, but then had the kids from school, and an appointment at the dentists for us all! All was fine for Josh, other than a telling off for not brushing properly. Tilly on the other hand was suffering with an adult tooth coming through whilst her baby tooth was still firmly in place. Given the choice of leaving it and seeing if it would work itself loose or having the dentist remove it there and then; Tilly shocked us all by asking for it to be removed! (Later admitting that she wanted to be able to eat her pizza properly, and without pain!)

The dentist then tried some numbing gel; which had little effect before telling Tilly he was going to ‘squirt” some ‘juice’ on her tooth. She was fine, however Dad was not as he soon realised that the ‘juice’ was anesthetic and the squirting was being done by a needle. This would’ve been OK had Dad not had a ‘thing’ against needles!

Luckily I managed to remain upright whilst her tooth was removed, and she left the room – a very brave girl. Only then did things get very warm, dizzy and light-headed! The dentist was slightly bemused, but then it was soon explained. The only advantage was that the dentist thought it best to delay the work that I needed doing until another date!

#336 – The Twits

Today was a good day with the kids. Bike ride and evening out to a live performance of Roald Dahl’s, The Twits at Rosliston Forestry Center. The weather wasn’t great but it held out with no rain and the kids enjoyed it immensely. The shot of today  had to be of Tilly’s response to Mr Twit eating worms for his dinner, which was a classic! Following that we had a play in the park before heading home.

#332 – Tilly Grows Peas

Been working and catching up at home today, and although the weather has been great I’ve not managed to get out and about – which is a bit of a shame. Either way I’ve had the kids this evening so managed to get a bit of play in. Tilly was most excited about the appearance of her peas after planting them the other week.

Originally, after planting them she stood and watched, waiting. I think that she thought that they were magic peas or something!

#328 – She loves shopping

Well, it’s been great to have the kids around this weekend after the antics of this week. It’s been a busy one though, with a fair bit of running around, so not much photography has been taking place.
A bit of shopping, some playing, cooking, and a swimming gala!

After reaching out to the Twitterati, and realizing that the camera on the SLR was flat I have had to resort to iphonography again today. So this one is the face that Tilly gave me when asked if she was having fun shopping with her Dad this morning ;-) Honestly she was smiling 10 seconds prior to this shot!

#264 – Home made pizza night

Friday night – and kids pizza and film night again. Everyone was in good spirits tonight, and I had the request that they wanted to make their own pizzas tonight. So we had a small pizza factory going on the kitchen table. All fine, except that I had forgotten that I actually had to cook 7 individual pizzas! No easy task!

Anyway, the photo of today is off my baby, Tilly making her creation. A 12″ cheese and tomato pizza with with a face made out of ham and sweetcorn! Now you can’t find them on the pizza shelf in Sainsburys!

#179 – Last infant Christmas Assembly

Well, I’ve been to a few now, but today was the last of the infant Christmas assemblies for me. Tilly was of course outstanding and sung her heart out, but hiding at the back of the hall, which meant grabbing a decent photo was quite hard!

#164 – Professional Photography – My Arse!

Josh and Tilly supposedly had their photograph taken at school a few weeks ago. However I beg to differ with the assumption that this was done by a professional for two reasons. Firstly the photos that we got back seemed badly cropped, with really washed out colours. Secondly, as I decided not to purchase the prints, but the digital image itself, I was expecting a reasonably high resolution image. Alas I was shipped a CD with a single 72dpi image on, taking up a whole 670KB with no embedded info!

Now, I know that I can easily chew up a good 7MB with a high-resolution JPG so I am not best impressed with what you get for £20 these days!

Anyway, after an hour in PhotoShop I believe that I have done the best that I can with what I was supplied. Unfortunately there’s little that I can do about their appearance (bless) but at least they look a bit more human, and have some colour in their cheeks.

Compare the before and after, and see what you think.

 

 

#158 – Crimean War Nurse

Today was Crimean War day at school today for Tilly’s class, with a Florence Nightingale themed assembly. So todays photo I thought I would post a picture of Tilly in her Crimean Nurses outfit. We had some ‘discussions’  about the costume  this morning, but I think that we got everything sorted out.