Monday, January 11, 2016

The Kind of Photos You Don't Hang on Your Walls

I still take them, of course. The kind of photos you don't hang on your walls, but when you look back on them, you still smile, and think "I remember that." You know, like the pictures with a bright blue broom and apple core in the background. ;) 
It  was cold out today and I sat in the kitchen this afternoon with Griffin on my lap, spoon feeding him Rice Krispies. He didn't want to sit in his high chair, but at least he was willing to eat. He pointed outside and made noises acknowledging the blowing snow. It was pretty (from inside). 
I took the second photo at lunchtime. You can't really see it but he is spooning yogurt onto his Alvin (the Chipmunk) and it's pretty cute. I don't take as many photos as I want because he's so busy, but when he's in his highchair he can't really get away. ;)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year!

I took the girls out behind the house yesterday while Griffin was napping and snapped a few photos of them. Unfortunately it was a bit sunny so they couldn't really keep their eyes open. I still like them though. I would normally shoot in the evening, but when you have a toddler sometimes you just have to take the opportunity when you have it. I have a new photo wall I'm going to start soon and I already did a practice run of my idea and I was quite happy with it so I can't wait to start. 

Friday, December 11, 2015


He's obviously so grateful his mum is almost done work for the year and can finally turn the camera back on him. ;) Well, turn the camera on him when she can catch up to him, that is...

Friday, October 16, 2015


Fall is my favourite season. I love all things fall- the clothes, pumpkins, orchards, and new beginnings. (I know that's Spring for some, or the New Year, but for me it's Fall.) Last year I took the kids behind the house for a few photos. It was a bit of a chore, some, (probably Dave) eye rolled about the necessity of the "event," but we did it. And I did the same this year. I didn't want to do it at the time, but I knew I'd regret it later if I didn't. The girls are cooperative for photos and Griffin doesn't really care too much, as long as he gets to roam free pretty quickly, and all I wanted were a few snaps anyway. As he ran down the trail, we called to him, "Goodbye Griffin!" As parents do when they want their children to hurry back out of fear that mom and dad might be leaving. He just looked back and waved as he ran along. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

And Then You Blink

Just like that the first year was over. I had so many happy thoughts in my head over that first year- the most blissful first year of all my three children (for various reasons, not relating to any difference of love or anything like that). I never wrote most of them down. I didn't need to write them in my journal because I'd never forget them. (They were obviously quite fresh at that time). And of course I did forget those thoughts. I don't forget the joy, but I did forget some of what was in my head, which I could have written down. Journaling is much like a photograph for me- I never regret the photos I took, or the words I wrote, only those I thought to, but didn't. People often ask me if I take lots of photos of my kids. I do. I take cell phone snaps, and photos with my camera, and some of them I print for my wall, some I save for my photo books, and some I do nothing with, but I have them. Every single time we walk up or down the stairs, Griffin points to every photo on the wall and he smiles. I name every one for him. My kids find old photos of themselves sometimes and they are excited to look through them. They matter. They matter to us.
On September 9, 2015, Griffin turned one. My baby boy.