Such is my life I haven’t blogged on this for bloody AGES. Truth is loads of stuff has happened and probably too much to go into great detail. What I did want to share is my May Family Holiday to Scotland.
We went into a Crannog, visited a Red Dear farm, went and walks and had a great time.
The pride, the absolute pure pride that when given the choice of what to do on a day out for her Birthday my daughter chose going to a heritage railway and riding on a heritage bus. She’s 5…what an absolute star.
Here are some lovely pictures of the day and Len and Lynda (the inlwas) came too and we had a picnic at the park. Why is there no photos of that I hear you gasp…try having a picnic in a park with a 5 year old and 1 1/2 year old and you’ll understand why.
The ball is a ball of 2ps made to look like the Death Star…random. It had a bike inside it…art.
Sorry for the lack of posts it has just been a very busy month but as I said in my last post I have lots of image posts coming up. The first of those is my daughters baptism. The photos were taken in the great (and cheap) Heworth Golf Club so enjoy the family photo fest.
Next up with be Martin and Ali’s wedding (you can see them in the last photo) and that will include perhaps the greatest shot I have ever taken! Oh the suspense…
(As always all photos are taken with a Nikon D3000 with a mixture of 18-55mm and 55mm-200m VR Nikon lens edited with Photoshop 7)
Famously a Kinks album but also a line from James Bond as well as other attributed sources. What I take from it is that many people have asked when new photos of Bobbie / Roberta will be appearing, the answer is now.. enjoy.
(Normal notes apply, click on an image to see more details. They were taken by my normal Nikon D3000 and my new Samsung S2 phone/computer/camera edited on Photoshop7 and Nikon NX2 other than a few of the mobile photos which were shot using the excellent vignette app on my phone.
Being a dad… well its a challenge so I thought I’d note down a few thoughts on it from 8 weeks in.
Free time What is this free time you speak of? Before we had Roberta to look after we had lots of fee time to go where we liked and do what we liked as a couple. Once you’re a dad that almost goes out of the window, I say almost as I think if you weren’t careful it would just get eaten up by tasks but a few things have remained thanks to organisation and an understanding wife. The key to that is sharing the caring for Roberta between me and Mairi, which in the first few weeks is hard but as time goes on you can both do a bit so it becomes easier.
Is my child quite clever? This is one of the stereotypical lines from new parents, ‘x is just quite intelligent’, ‘ it’s just the way x plays he/she just seems so clever’. In most cases it will not be true, otherwise the world would be full of quite advanced babies which would just make that the norm thus making lots of normal babies! But Roberta does seem to focus on things and be able to hit them from 6 weeks, she has been able to flip her self over since 6 days old, and has had really good sleep patterns from day 1. In fact the most impressive thing is that if she is not in her PJ’s by 8:30pm we are told by a loud scream, I kid you not!
So this ‘being a dad’ lark is tiring, very rewarding and to be truly honest I can not imagine not having Roberta around. On the back of Steve Hobson’s suggestion I took some more photos of Roberta, these are from 6 weeks so she a bit more weight on her now. Enjoy
Well as most you will now know I’m a dad to a beautiful baby daughter, Roberta Holly Gibson. Here are my thoughts on becoming a dad thus far…
We aren’t doing too bad on this front at the moment, she gets her head down around 2am in the morning and then sleeps until 7ish has a small feed and then sleeps until 11am. Not sure how long this will last and we did have a 3 day long kink in the pattern but we are now back int he swing of things. Now we have had a few people ask us “HOW have you done that?” truth is we don’t know, she just did it on the first night she was home and we kept it up the best we could.
Don’t worry won’t go into this side of things too much, lets just say it was a bit hard at first then both mum and baby got the hang of it and now it’s relatively simple and without too many tears.
There is no question that to me and Mairi, Roberta is the cutest baby ever; we flipping love her! Mairi’s favorite thing about Roberta so far is that Roberta seems to love us back. My favorite thing is that she makes funny faces throughout the day.
Activities and toys
Favorites are the jungle gym from work and Jonathan Bunny who is a bunny head and then his body is a towel – odd to us grownups but a great companion to a growing girl!
Here are the photos I took over the 2 weeks I have been at home with Roberta. Most of that time was taken up by changing nappies, helping with getting her to sleep and helping out around the house. In between all those jobs and more I took a few images some from birth and some at home, as ever just click on one to learn more.