What happened in Weeks 8 and 9?
Pete turned three in Week 8, and went to preschool for the first time on the same day! Thankfully, because it was a Wednesday, it meant that Angus could be there with him. It brought me such joy to see them go into school together and to watch Angus lead Pete around and show him where everything was, and what he needed to do. After dropping the older boys off, Jamie and I had our first proper one-on-date cafe date with each other, and we both had the loveliest time. He also had fun moving brightly coloured stools around at the library afterwards. We had a birthday party for Pete that weekend. Week 9 was Rick’s birthday, and we celebrated as a family by treating ourselves to a delicious lunch at a local cafe.
Number of pages and inserts?
Week 8 had about seven 8×10 vertical inserts. Three of these held photos from Pete’s first day of preschool (the below image shows one of these inserts), and our small at-home birthday celebration later that afternoon, and four of these contained photos from his birthday party. No inserts for Week 9.
Anything special about the photos?
About a third of the photos were processed using VSCO Cam on my iPhone. The rest were processed in Aperture on my Mac using the VSCO Film 01 Kodak Portra 800+ preset. Only two photos in the main spreads were taken with my DSLR – the one of the vanilla birthday cupcakes and the photo of Pete with the chocolate cupcake. The rest were iPhone photos.
Favourite photo(s) from Weeks 8 and 9?
I have a number of favourites from these two weeks: the black and white photo of Angus and Pete’s silhouettes in the garage as they prepare to leave for preschool (Week 8, page 1), the snapshot of Jamie with the babycino (Week 8, page 2) is precious to me because it’s rare that we have such quality time together; the one of Pete with the chocolate moustache is a total classic (also Week 8, page 2), and the portrait of the three boys on Rick’s birthday (Week 9, page 2).
I like how the black and white photos balance out the orange and brown hues across the pages. I’m also really happy I made sure I documented Pete’s first day of preschool, as I think I would’ve been quite sad had I not taken any photos to remember the occasion.
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