Thursday, May 23, 2013

done with january

Let's finally finish up January, shall we?

Evan was really starting to grow out of his 0-3 month clothes by the end of the month, so I made an effort to take pictures of some of my favorite outfits of his before retiring them. First picture of the week: his "daddy's little buddy" onesie. We've been calling him "buddy" pretty much from the beginning, which made this onesie especially fitting. It was part of a set of three onesies that we got from Danielle and Brian at our baby shower. I did get a shot of Steve with Evan wearing this the next Saturday, but I decided not to use it for the picture of the day, since the onesie had already appeared once that week.

28/365 daddy's little buddy

On Tuesday, I decided to take Evan and drive to DayOne to do a little shopping. I'm pretty sure this was the last time we used Evan's car seat until we went to the Presidio with Steve's parents... three months later. No wonder I was surprised by how much bigger he was every time I put him in the car seat. I use the baby carrier for walking so much that we rarely need to put him in the car seat.

Anyway, we went to Laurel Heights that day in January, and the most interesting thing I found to photograph was a cabbage flower in a planter. The colors really didn't match the rest of the month's pictures very well, but I liked the details in the leaves. (Also, it was my only choice for the day.)

29/365 cabbage flower

Wednesday's picture was of Evan watching me while I folded laundry in his room. We got a lot of use out of that bouncy seat. It was a good way to keep him contained and happy while I got things done around the house.

30/365 i always feel like somebody's watching me

Thursday was January 31, so I figured it was a good time to finally use the January calendar page for a picture. I had ordered this year's calendar from Irene Suchocki on Etsy, after thoroughly searching for a photo calendar that I liked. (She happened to be one of the people I had followed on Flickr long ago.) Unfortunately, I ordered the calendar after Christmas, and it didn't make it in time for the first of the month/year.

31/365 (the end of) january

So I took two calendar pictures in a row. For Friday's, I took a walk down Valencia in search of an appropriate background. (The footstool in the nursery was my backdrop for the January picture.) I also had lunch at Mission Cheese that day, but I found a table in one of the parklets on my way back to coordinate with the February calendar page.

32/365 february

I had a haircut on Saturday, which meant that I was downtown with no baby in tow for once. He was at home with Steve, napping, so I took the opportunity to go to the mall. I think I bought a Valentine's card, and I probably ran an errand or something. While I was there, I remembered that I had previously thought about taking a picture of the topiaries at La Boulange, so I did that too.

33/365 mall topiaries

Superbowl Sunday was next, although we didn't really do much for it. Steve made wings for lunch, Evan laughed out loud for the first time, we took a walk to get some coffee in the late afternoon, and we checked the score of the game once or twice. The picture of the day was from the coffee outing: Evan in his bear jacket, in the Baby Bjorn.

34/365 hiding out

And here's the mosaic for January: