Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Weird feelings

Yesterday after speech I decided to take the boys to the George Pentland Botanic Gardens in Frankston. It's right next to the hospital, and as part of our new routine 9-12 Tuesday mornings is 'kids time'. Although speech fits into that time every second week. Liam did great at speech, and Lisa was very impressed with his progression. I realised after we got there though that in our rush I'd left the snack bag on the bench at home. Not to worry, we just ducked up to the local bakery for a bottle of water, some bread rolls and two little gingerbread men. Picnic sorted! Liam hadn't been to this park before and was very excited to try out all the equipment. He was facinated when I told him this was the park I used to play at when I was little, and was full of questions on what I used to do etc. I parked Ethy (asleep) in the pram close by, and together Liam and I climbed the tower (pic of Liam on the stairs). As I steped on the stars, I instantly remembered that because of the shape of them you have to walk on the outside. All of a sudden an overwhelming feeling came over me. I can't describe it, but it was just amazing. The memory of me walking up those stairs holding the hand of my parents, or brother or sister was so clear in my mind; and here I was holding my own childs hand as we climbed together. A weird feeling, but a beautiful feeling. We played, we walked, we looked at the ducks (Liam chased them.) Ethan woke and had a play. We ate our picnic. Then Liam took some photos with my camera. Haven't touched these up at all, except for a slight levels adjustment on the ant pic, as it was in the shade, and the camera was on manual, set for full sun. Did a pretty great job didn't he! Think I have myself a little assistant :) Not only is he great at making babies laugh, he's pretty stinkin' good behind the camera too! Better than I could have taken at 24, let alone 4! I put the 50mm lens on the camera, as it's small and light, and told him he had to keep the camera strap around his neck, that was it. He chose what he was going to take photos off, and framed things so well. Love the ant pic... that shows great imagination I think. We do also have lots of photos of feet, fences and a fire hydrant LOL


9 comments:

me said...

I got goosebumps and teary reading about your memory Katie, I do hope you journalled it :) It is amazing what triggers our memories at times, such a beautiful thing to have that memory.

gorgeous photos .. got to love digital where we can let kids take as many photos as they like, doesnt cost anything to view them eh!

Lisa Le-Ray said...

Katie I look at your blog all the time! LOVE your photo's sooooo much! Sooooo amazing! Love ya, miss ya! Lisa :)

Sofi p said...

Katie, you guys have been busy! Give Liam a huge hug from me; he is such a brilliant photographer! (love the "Liam photography" watermark too).

You certainly have a budding little assistant there.

Mardi said...

Yep...Liams a natural...he frames the shots so well.
What a moment for you ...to have all those memories come back ...certaily worth journalling on a layout somewhere.
Mardi x

Ange Warren said...

You definitley have an amazing little photographer on your hands Katie...

Just have to say too that I am so looking forward to our shoot on Sunday...now just to decide what to dress everyone in

Megan said...

Ohh Katie Liam is a natural. Sounds like you had a great day at the park. It was a great day for it too.

Nic Wood said...

awwww Katie, what beautiful memories (I had tears welling in my eyes as I read it too - )

Great Photos by your little man. Its it just precious to let them go, and see the world from their angle.

Nic xxx

Lyn Dwyer said...

Hey Katie.....sounds like you have really looked into Liam's Education.........WELL DONE!Seems like Liam is going to be one great little Photographer.

Jasmine said...

Looks like photography might become the family business. Liam's photos are great!!!

This post would make excellent journalling on a future LO :)