Well, I didn’t mean to neglect the poor little blog for so long. We had a wonderful visit from my family in March and then rolled right into Easter and all the associated goings-on. Then came husband’s spring break, after which we have been down to one computer. And in a household with two adults, one of whom legitimately needs it much more than the other, you can guess what happens.
This doesn’t mean that I haven’t been taking photos, of course. I have a huuuuuge backlog of photos. However, they often only make it as far as my flickr account and then languish there for days (weeks, months) before getting blogged about. Given the extent of this problem combined with the human tendency to find old news less interesting than new news, I think I’m going to just give some highlights from the past month or so and not drag you through every last photo. (Grandparents, aunties, uncles, and other interested parties are welcome to hop over to flickr for the full 7 course meal if you’d like. But I think most people are fine with hors d’oeuvres.)
Oh, I should also mention that, since I am now functioning on nine-month-old baby time, photos from a month ago seem so old. I mean, that tooth was only part way in back then. And she could barely scootch. And she couldn’t pull herself up yet. My, what difference a month makes!
Grandma and Grandpa came for a visit.
Some of us went to the beach.
We found shells.
And got blasted by the wind.
Uncle Tim and Aunt Hilly came too.
They were sooooo fun to play with.
We went with Grandma to Krispy Kreme, where Camilla may or may not have gotten her first taste of donut.
Then we went to the park with our friends Natalie and Isla for a little photo shoot.
It was so special to have all three generations together.
Camilla and Grandma got to swing together again.
And Camilla got to swing by herself.
Our friend Lily came for a visit.
Camilla may or may not have borrowed some of her toys.
On Easter afternoon, Camilla got to wear her dress a little longer so mommy could take photos.
(Mommy, unfortunately, had messed up her camera settings and didn’t realize until it was too late: her hair is not that red.)
We played with blocks.
And admired daddy’s juggling prowess.
Camilla got her first balloon.
(Which was the most amazing balloon ever.)
And we went for walks in the park,
both in the stroller…
..and in the backpack.
Oh, and we got some new teeth.
But not enough. As you can see, several more lurk beneath the surface and are causing havoc from time to time. Everyone will be very glad when they finally come through — perhaps the parents even more than the baby.
I’m hoping you can tell from these photos that we have been very busy and productive and, in light of this, excuse my absence. As long as we are sharing a computer I can’t promise that I’ll be around very much, but you can be assured that I am working very hard to keep up with a happy little babe who is learning new tricks every day. One of which I should — alas — be stopping right this instant. Must go; she has just discovered the garbage can.