Rachel and Daryl August 2011

Last week I got the chance to take some photos of the older kids.

I have to tell you that it’s so hard to take photos because:

a) I’m not very skilled at photography, so I already have trouble getting a clear, in-focus photo.
b) Kids won’t co-operate by staying still or strike a pose for you.
c) Try to take photos of two kids together and the difficulty increases exponentially.

Let’s start off with a photo of Daryl boy. I mentioned a few weeks ago about his hair. You can see his hair all black and grown longer now. Of course, baby Caleb had to be born with much more darker and longer hair in comparison.

I put a bear to try and get the light and camera setup right before placing the kids there, but naturally they can’t wait and just barged in.

daryl chang august 2011

Daryl remains so cheerful. He can smile from the moment he wakes up until he goes to sleep. Just looking at him will make you smile because he’s so cute.

Okay I just want to mention one thing about the shirt he was wearing. Yes, he’s wearing one of Rachel’s old shirts (which had a rather feminine design). That’s my fault for trying to re-use clothes.

daryl chang august 2011

This is Rachel’s monkey. Rachel says this is her 3rd brother. In the background you can see Daryl climbing on the bed to get to monkey.

monkey chang

Daryl has gotten so chubby nowadays. He’s just eating all the time.

He can now say a few more words, like “walk walk” and “ti ti”, and can point to various parts of his body. He can bathe in the shower now (no need baby tub).

Here I took a photo of him sitting on his baby chair watching videos on my computer.

daryl chang august 2011

In the next photo we have Daryl and Rachel together. I could not get them both to look at the camera at the same time.

Poey Chin was trying to distract Daryl off camera and he got a bit too distracted. See how playful and cheeky he is.

We’re not so careful about the two of them being together now. Daryl isn’t so fragile now and Rachel has learned to be more careful.

daryl and rachel chang august 2011

Another shot of Rachel and Daryl, this time with Rachel looking at the camera.

You can see Rachel has grown out of her toddler years. She is so chatty and mischievous all the time. She demands a lot but I realize she’s just asking for our love and attention.

rachel and daryl chang august 2011

I love this photo. She’s was trying to make a funny face, and then she made herself laugh so the camera captured this beautiful smile.

rachel chang august 2011

Funny story. A couple of nights ago she was asking for milk before it was time, and I tried to distract her by browsing YouTube for kid videos.

I saw a Justin Bieber video and clicked. When she saw him she stopped whining.

She didn’t say a word and kept staring.

Me: “Rachel you like this song?”

Rachel: “Mmm” (yes)

Me: “You like this ko-ko?”

Rachel: “Mmm”

Me: “He handsome or not?”

Rachel: “Mmm”

Song finishes a few minutes later.

Me: “You want to hear one more time?”

Rachel: “Mmm”

Few minutes later…

Rachel: “Baby baby baby OHH… baby baby baby OHH… baby baby baby… ”

Poey Chin: “Adino Chang! What have you done!?”

7 thoughts on “Rachel and Daryl August 2011”

  1. Thanks darling for spending the time to take pics of the kids,
    knowing its frustrating, but its really special and nice. Love u!!

    Adino: Sometimes I am just trying to capture the moments before they are gone forever. Already struggling with the photography aspect and frustrating if have to struggle getting the other elements in place.

  2. Love the natural spontaneous shots you got of your kids! 🙂

    And that JB story at the end made me laugh. 😀

    Adino: Haha thanks. I haven’t shown her the JB video since but I’m not sure if she would ask again.

  3. belated congrats for the safe arrival of Caleb. it is indeed very unusual that his bld gp is 0+ while everyone else has B+.

    need not apologise for passing down used clothes; few are cautious with their spending even in these difficult times. even i am willing to accept used iPhones or Galaxy Tabs!!


    Adino: Thanks!

  4. You’re being humble. Those are really nice shots! I can’t get my girl to sit still for me too, but then again what are we expecting from toddlers? I guess it’s up to us to pounce on the opportunity when it presents itself. Thank God for digital cameras!

    Adino: You didn’t see the hundreds of photos that didn’t get published hehe. I’m seriously considering buying some kind of external flash so I’m not limited to using sunlight (and places in my condo with sunlight)

  5. Hey those are great shots. Try photographing my dog. Lagi susah. That’s why I seldom shoot him in the house. Limited light.

    Daryl’s hair is so cute. Like durian hehe. Is that a dimple on Rachel? She’ll melt all the guys. Haha

    Sharing clothes are okay ma. Babies…

    Lastly thanks for the Rachel-Bieber story. Had a good laugh. Kids so small already ‘lam’ by Bieber. Susah ni. 😛

    Adino: I think dog can be more obedient… when you say “sit” or “lie down” they will listen haha… yeah Rachel has dimples but will only appear when she laughs.

  6. rachel’s dimples are very pretty. u didnt ask her jb is girl /boy? hahahhaah

    Adino: I think she knows he is a ko-ko hehe. But funny thing, the video on YouTube had like 1 million ‘dislikes’

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