ILP rolling photo quarantine 2

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Hope nobody minds me starting a new thread... I can't load the other one, it kills my WiFi every time I click on it!

In return, here's a nice pic of Archie...

Meg (Meg Busset), Friday, 17 July 2009 22:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

Lovely Archie!

A trip to see their nana up on Merseyside - the highlight of which is always the ice-cream rest-stop 50 miles from the end in rural Cheshire. In the last pic, Ava wanders through my childhood park. They've landscaped the tennis courts, y'know.

Michael Jones, Saturday, 18 July 2009 00:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

His mother won't cut his hair and doesn't understand why people keep asking how old her daughter is.

Like most people my age, I am 33 (Laurel), Tuesday, 21 July 2009 18:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

Am still trying to figure out she went from helpless little blob of tears to laughing, nearly-standing, toothsome banana-eater in the time it took me to grow a beard.

A Fox TV Executive With Nothing To Lose (Dr. Superman), Thursday, 23 July 2009 03:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

that was quick!

Laurel I remember some random woman telling me what a great big future football player I have there when she saw beeps.

Hillary had Everest in his veins (sunny successor), Friday, 24 July 2009 02:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

I can definitely see her putting 'em through the uprights at some point in the future. (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 24 July 2009 02:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ava and Lulu sitting in their favourite tree in the local park; Ava has just recovered from busting a gut at the sight of Dad whacking his head on a branch:

The girls invent Skype:

Michael Jones, Monday, 27 July 2009 23:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love how different your kids are! Mine are so similar. I was looking at pics at my parents' place in Tokyo. I was sure I had it right... until I noticed that "Ophelia" had a pacifier and Elisabeth didn't. I got it wrong. hah!

Nathalie (stevienixed), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 07:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

We're finding it harder to tell them apart vocally - esp when they call downstairs at night. Takes us a second or two to be really sure who is being the nuisance. (Last night it was "Daddy! Daddy! My covers!" Lulu's duvet was bunched up at the foot of her bed and it was obviously too much effort for her to drag it back up over herself. But who doesn't like being tucked in, eh?)

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 29 July 2009 13:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

kid 1 at the accordion festival last month

kid 2 flying kites on the beach today

flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 05:15 (eight years ago) Permalink


Here's Alice in a rare moment of sleep:

Archel, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 09:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

A couple of pictures from our trip to Martha's Vineyard...



Owen and Ben:

schwantz, Thursday, 6 August 2009 03:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

Born at 11.42 this morning

nate woolls, Wednesday, 12 August 2009 19:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

Aw... beautiful! Congrats!

Is it wrong that that pic makes me feel broody when I've got a 15-week-old?

Meg (Meg Busset), Wednesday, 12 August 2009 19:15 (eight years ago) Permalink


Vicky, Wednesday, 12 August 2009 19:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

Aw, babies...

schwantz, Wednesday, 12 August 2009 21:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh, lovely.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 12 August 2009 23:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

so gorgeous.

Hillary had Everest in his veins (sunny successor), Thursday, 13 August 2009 02:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

congratulations on the newbie!

Is it wrong that that pic makes me feel broody when I've got a 15-week-old?

makes me a little nostalgic with our youngest already being 16 months. it's such a short time ago that i could literally tuck him into the crook of one arm. he's still a baby, other people still call him a baby when they see him, but he's not a baby baby.

flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 13 August 2009 04:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

Nate, sooo sooooo cute! Can we borrow your baby for like... a year or so? Miss babies so much.

Tipsy, you have a gorgeous kid. Such beautiful eyes!

On the way to the daycare.

Nathalie (stevienixed), Thursday, 13 August 2009 13:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

I haven't posted for a long time. Here are some photos of Rufus and Cyrus (now 6 and 4):

Maria :D, Thursday, 13 August 2009 15:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

Goodness, these kids have done some growin'!

David Moore, sometimes of this parish (if not this, er, neighbourhood - though he's knows more about parenting than most), gave me his old Olympus film SLR last weekend - so I of course took it out the next day with the girls...

Michael Jones, Thursday, 13 August 2009 15:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

I can't use a camera without Howie shouting "Howie do it! Howie DO IT!!!!!" and grabbing it off me. So it's snatched pics with the iPhone for now. Anyway, how quickly they go from newborns to this:

Meg (Meg Busset), Thursday, 13 August 2009 19:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

I want someone to give me an old Olympus SLR.

The (relatively) good weather has meant a lot of goofing about in the street. Which is good when they have 7 weeks summer holiday to fill.

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 13 August 2009 20:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

Perhaps we should celebrate and capture the extraordinary phenomenon of these kids just getting bigger all the time with some collages. Picasa (which is free) makes this pretty easy. I don't think I could manage it tonight - too much work to do - but it might be fun to see a snap per month (or every other month) for some of the ILP near-toddlers/toddlers/pre-schoolers. For the moody a year?

Michael Jones, Thursday, 13 August 2009 20:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

Sounds good.
Here's another one of the boy in his attic hideout playing my old bass upside down.

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 13 August 2009 20:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

Not a collage, but you gave me the idea to do a time-lapse slideshow:

Great idea, Mike!

schwantz, Thursday, 13 August 2009 22:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

And here is Owen's:

schwantz, Friday, 14 August 2009 19:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wow time flies,probably 6 months since I checked in here, Superman , Meg, and Tracer esecially, becoming right proper little people! Congrats on the new born Nate.

"he's still a baby, other people still call him a baby when they see him, but he's not a baby baby"

Haha yes we are at this stage with Abi (13 months), time for another methink...Photos of Abi on her first birthday at the hot pools (heated partially by skaters on a nearby ice skate rink would you believe)

Kiwi, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 01:44 (eight years ago) Permalink


Kiwi, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 01:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

one last go

Kiwi, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 01:48 (eight years ago) Permalink


gorgeous piccies! It's scary how fast they grow up isn't it? Two years old already!

Vicky, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

that expression in the first image is priceless!!! so cute!

tehresa, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 17:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

her first playdate. I was going to say I'm a little embarrassed, but if I really was, I wouldn't be posting this photo, would I?

there's a better way to browse (Dr. Superman), Monday, 24 August 2009 02:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wow, she's not messing around, is she? Will there be a second date?

This is what happens if you're 2 and you slip off a low stool while brushing your teeth and plunge the width of the bathroom into the corner of the opposite wall:

We got a little scared at how quickly it swelled up, called emergency services but all was well. A few hours later, eating her dinner in Vicky's garden (with the beautiful Aidan, three posts up):

Michael Jones, Monday, 24 August 2009 08:25 (eight years ago) Permalink


Meg (Meg Busset), Monday, 24 August 2009 12:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

First thought - "Get the camera!"


schwantz, Monday, 24 August 2009 20:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

Well, we had a good 25min wait for the paramedics (who were lovely, God bless the NHS) and, once it was clear that it really wasn't serious, Pam said, "You know, we should have a record of this..."

Michael Jones, Monday, 24 August 2009 21:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hey, I was shooting pics of Ben in the ICU with his head covered in bandages, so I hear ya...

schwantz, Monday, 24 August 2009 23:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

(i have a weakness for hilarious eating photos)

this bowl of cheerios is twice as big as my head ....

.... but i'm going to eat it anyway.

i believe cookie icing is involved here.

flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 16:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

wow what is it like to have a kid that eats???? (xp)

schwantz, is that ben on the right? is he taller? also, how did the first day go?

Hillary had Everest in his veins (sunny successor), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 02:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

having a kid that eats is a huge relief, considering that his older brother who will be 5 in a week still only eats about 6 things. (we're trying to figure out how he's going to survive at school. for the moment we're planning on packing a thermos of macaroni and cheese for him, since that is what he has for lunch every day.) but rex, the younger one, is much wider ranging. you can put almost anything in front of him and he'll take at least a bite. and a lot of things he'll just chow right through. (especially fresh fruits and veggies. very gratifying.)

flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 14:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

REALLY likes jigsaw puzzles atm

Michael, you take the best photos.

Dysphagia Nutrition Solutions (stevie), Thursday, 26 January 2017 16:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

dressed up as "wizards"

na (NA), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 16:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Ava, for her 12th birthday, got a haircut, a trip to the cinema, an upset tummy and some low-key cake-free gifting in her jammies in the evening while she recovered... Including this homemade (Pam, not me) lightbox:

Lulu didn't miss out - tiny Swiss army knife!

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:52 (nine months ago) Permalink


illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Boys on Spring break - Maui: the way to the blowhole

DJI, Saturday, 1 April 2017 20:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Οὖτις, Monday, 17 April 2017 17:12 (seven months ago) Permalink


Len's flares (stevie), Monday, 17 April 2017 19:11 (seven months ago) Permalink
(she was listening to Knees Up Mother Brown)
(I really think she looks Robert Wagner in the Austin Powers movies in this one)

Len's flares (stevie), Monday, 17 April 2017 19:15 (seven months ago) Permalink


She passed grade 2 drums...

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 23:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

DRUMS in the HOUSE! Living the dream...

Len's flares (stevie), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 06:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

Joni at 19 months showing off her first pair of shoes.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 08:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

They are p awesome shoes tbf

Len's flares (stevie), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 08:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

Made the mistake of uploading that as public, here it is again, private this time.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 09:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

ffs, never mind.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 09:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

Excellent shoe choice, Joni!

Lulu will hopefully get on the learning-for-real train wrt the chordophone family soon too...

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 10:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

cuties a-go-go!

Ben and Owen grew up big-time.

It's always (sunny successor), Wednesday, 3 May 2017 15:03 (six months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Still growin'!

Here they are last week at their first sleepaway camp:

DJI, Friday, 21 July 2017 20:50 (four months ago) Permalink

Fab boys, also lol at roller bag outside teepee

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 21 July 2017 22:57 (four months ago) Permalink

They are total city slickers.

DJI, Friday, 21 July 2017 23:00 (four months ago) Permalink

What great kids

(crosstalk)(garbled)(crosstalk/unintelligible) (stevie), Saturday, 22 July 2017 11:56 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...
She asked to listen to the Beatles (I sing her I'm Only Sleeping at bedtime a lot), so I gave her the LP sleeve to look at while it played (she loved the animal noises of Good Morning Good Morning). She looked at the band and asked me, "Are they all baddies?"

not not not not yr academy (stevie), Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:25 (two months ago) Permalink

That's amazing <3

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:35 (two months ago) Permalink

she's correct

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 24 August 2017 19:05 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 October 2017 18:14 (one month ago) Permalink

haha that is great!

marcos, Thursday, 19 October 2017 18:16 (one month ago) Permalink

I think they are "being scary"

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 October 2017 18:22 (one month ago) Permalink

hahahaha what a wonderful photo

Estella, Damm (stevie), Friday, 20 October 2017 07:01 (one month ago) Permalink


Always a joy to see this thread in New Answers.

Michael Jones, Friday, 20 October 2017 07:17 (one month ago) Permalink


how's life, Friday, 20 October 2017 10:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Owen strutting

DJI, Monday, 30 October 2017 01:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

keep on truckin

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 October 2017 02:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

So we were driving somewhere the other day, and Marin said, "look daddy, i have dirt on my fingernail," and I turned around, and this is what I saw.

"Taste's very strange!" (stevie), Monday, 30 October 2017 08:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ya burnt

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 30 October 2017 09:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink


Οὖτις, Monday, 30 October 2017 16:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Kid's preschool had picture day a couple weeks ago. I kind of can't believe there's still somebody out there using 70s photo backdrops, plus the fake leaves and tire swing and hand in the pocket are just ridiculous and were killing us:

joygoat, Monday, 30 October 2017 17:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

haha omg so cute (and weird)

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 October 2017 18:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he looks like a future leader of America

Οὖτις, Monday, 30 October 2017 18:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

“i’d like to talk to you today about mutual funds”

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 October 2017 18:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol yes

Οὖτις, Monday, 30 October 2017 18:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink


kinder, Monday, 30 October 2017 18:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

almost 3-year-old:

na (NA), Monday, 30 October 2017 19:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

First amplified show for The Numberz at the Lexington last weekend. Oh boy, there were stage fright tears... but they ploughed through...

Next day, being really quite alarmed by Susan Hiller's Channels at 180 The Strand...

Michael Jones, Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh, I mustn't forget Halloween... Lulu was Harley Quinn...

..and Ava was Noel Fielding...

Michael Jones, Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I do not know how you do it, managing to capture your girls so beautifully, every time.

Was this at one of the CF25 nights? They must be really good!

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Aw, thanks! It was the all-ages matinee at CF25.

Michael Jones, Friday, 17 November 2017 00:06 (six days ago) Permalink

how do i make ava be my best friend

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 November 2017 00:07 (six days ago) Permalink

Such cool girls.

DJI, Friday, 17 November 2017 01:15 (six days ago) Permalink

yeah those are stellar photos and v cool girls

niels, Friday, 17 November 2017 07:24 (six days ago) Permalink

how do i make ava be my best friend

One of those massive jars of Nutella ought to do it. She'd never forget.

Michael Jones, Friday, 17 November 2017 14:19 (six days ago) Permalink

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