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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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link


Here's Alice in a rare moment of sleep:

Archel, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 09:50 (fourteen years ago) link

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



Owen and Ben:

schwantz, Thursday, 6 August 2009 03:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Born at 11.42 this morning

nate woolls, Wednesday, 12 August 2009 19:08 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link


Vicky, Wednesday, 12 August 2009 19:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Aw, babies...

schwantz, Wednesday, 12 August 2009 21:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh, lovely.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 12 August 2009 23:02 (fourteen years ago) link

so gorgeous.

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

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

And then this:

Meg (Meg Busset), Thursday, 13 August 2009 19:59 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

And here is Owen's:

schwantz, Friday, 14 August 2009 19:56 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link


Kiwi, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 01:46 (fourteen years ago) link

one last go

Kiwi, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 01:48 (fourteen years ago) link


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

Vicky, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:57 (fourteen years ago) link

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

tehresa, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 17:16 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link


Meg (Meg Busset), Monday, 24 August 2009 12:45 (fourteen years ago) link

First thought - "Get the camera!"


schwantz, Monday, 24 August 2009 20:27 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

(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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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

..and Ava was Noel Fielding...

Michael Jones, Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:53 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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

Michael Jones, Friday, 17 November 2017 00:06 (six years ago) link

how do i make ava be my best friend

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 November 2017 00:07 (six years ago) link

Such cool girls.

DJI, Friday, 17 November 2017 01:15 (six years ago) link

yeah those are stellar photos and v cool girls

niels, Friday, 17 November 2017 07:24 (six years ago) link

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 years ago) link

Ava was Noel! That's great.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 27 November 2017 18:55 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I've been posting photos of my kids less and less these days. They're both old enough to object to being documented like that. But I'm sneaking this in for ilx reasons.

how's life, Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:01 (five years ago) link


"Taste's very strange!" (stevie), Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:05 (five years ago) link

To be honest, I'm very glad that it was just chewing gum and not something that could actually have become a paste, like a cookie or a cracker.

how's life, Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:26 (five years ago) link

six months pass...

We brought our kid to a rally

President Keyes, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 01:40 (five years ago) link

Site won't let me post Twitter pic for some reason

President Keyes, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 01:42 (five years ago) link


Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 15 July 2018 05:28 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

right on, looking good!

niels, Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:50 (five years ago) link

these dudes look like great dudes

Jacob Lohl (stevie), Saturday, 10 November 2018 13:59 (five years ago) link

I think they’re pretty great ☺️

DJI, Saturday, 10 November 2018 17:21 (five years ago) link


Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 November 2018 17:30 (five years ago) link

extremely good dudes, dji and michael

here is my li’l dude, seconds before launching a remarkable torrent of poop

i want donald duck to scream into my dick (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 10 November 2018 17:49 (five years ago) link

Michael - your kids are looking pretty cool. Nice mix of intense and nonchalant.

bg - so cute! Shame about the poop torrent tho.

DJI, Saturday, 10 November 2018 18:29 (five years ago) link

Poop torrent cannot dull the adorbsosity.

Michael Jones, Saturday, 10 November 2018 20:26 (five years ago) link

omg those eyes <3

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 November 2018 22:20 (five years ago) link

v. cute!

DJI, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 18:12 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

The boys are going to their first Bat Mitzvah this weekend. These are their outfits:

DJI, Thursday, 29 November 2018 05:57 (five years ago) link

classy dudes!

niels, Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:17 (five years ago) link

ahh so grown up!

kinder, Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:09 (five years ago) link

At no stage of my life have I ever looked so sharp.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 30 November 2018 00:55 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

How are they only 12??

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Friday, 4 January 2019 18:42 (four years ago) link

:) I'm glad time has only gone this fast. They are growing up pretty quickly.

Here is Owen throwing down at the bat mitzvah:

DJI, Friday, 4 January 2019 19:18 (four years ago) link

omg! <3

kinder, Friday, 4 January 2019 20:47 (four years ago) link

two months pass...
one year passes...

It's been a while. They're 15 and 13, they don't want their picture taken anymore ("Big cameras are a Boomer cliche," said Lulu, "Just get an iPhone 11.").

But here's the 15yo anyway.

Michael Jones, Saturday, 21 March 2020 19:14 (three years ago) link

Here's the 13yo too. She didn't think me shouting "Wilmaaaaaa!" was funny.

Michael Jones, Saturday, 21 March 2020 20:00 (three years ago) link

"no faces, dahhhd!"

DJI, Saturday, 21 March 2020 21:52 (three years ago) link

("Big cameras are a Boomer cliche," said Lulu, "Just get an iPhone 11.").


Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Sunday, 22 March 2020 16:27 (three years ago) link

"OK, Zoomer."

pplains, Sunday, 22 March 2020 16:32 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...


sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Monday, 9 November 2020 21:32 (three years ago) link

DJI, Monday, 9 November 2020 21:33 (three years ago) link


DJI, Monday, 9 November 2020 21:33 (three years ago) link


Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 9 November 2020 22:10 (three years ago) link

That was a quick 14 years! Happy birthdays!

Turns out when you get really old your kids end up all grown up... this lot are 19, 14 and 21 l-r

here we go, ten in a rona (onimo), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 13:58 (three years ago) link

So good to see these young ppl!

From August...

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:08 (three years ago) link

killing the game!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:36 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

Family photo 2021:

DJI, Sunday, 21 February 2021 18:33 (two years ago) link

the unbearable toothness of cuet

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 21 February 2021 18:35 (two years ago) link

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