Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day pt 2


I was just sitting here drinking a hot chocolate (**shudder**) and reading a blog {Whatever}. The entry was about Father's day and what she remembers about her Father and what her kids will remember of their dad and their childhood. It made me start really thinking about my dad, and what do I really remember about him?

- his laugh, deep and hearty.
- the smell of paint thinner and plastic buckets used for cleaning his paint brushes.
- washing our dogs in plastic buckets
- running out to greet him after work, shouting 'can I check in your lunch box???!!!' - he always had a sweet snack he never ate.
- watching hockey with him all flaked out.
- cowboy boots
- cowboy hat
- blue button down shirts
- black slacks
- old spice
- bad jokes
- making me a trailer for my bicycle to tow my beloved Sam (stuffed animal) around - it may have been the first bike trailer ever!
- frying polish sausage and kielbasa up in a cast iron pan
- camping & cutting wood
- being small and begging him to pick me up and rock me, over and over. so soothing.
- checking out my first car
- trying to teach me golf in the yard
- his kilt
- mostly, I will remember his music. His fiddle playing, singing, guitar playing.

My dad died when I was 17. He may be gone, but I still hear him almost everyday.
literally.
in my car.
I am lucky enough to have copies of cassette tapes made in years gone by of my Mum, Dad, sisters Deb (sadly, gone now too) and Lisa and various other family members...not to mention random bits of everyday life - me, as a whining, 10 year old on Christmas Eve. And in an effort to keep the fiddle music present in my life and have my own sweet boy fall asleep to the same music and laughter and commotion that I did, I play these tapes in our day to day journeys and adventures. They are becoming the soundtrack for my boys babyhood, and when I hear them in the future, I will be reminded of my youth and of my boy as a baby.
Happy Father's day.

Happy Father's day


To my sweet boy's dada.
My own dad.
To all dads.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Sweet boy

As much as I love {LOVE} photographing other people's sweet babes. I cannot help but love photographing my own the most. (it would be wrong to feel otherwise...right?!)
I have recently made changes to the privacy settings on my boy's photo blog. I've done so for a couple of reasons.
1. He is losing that generic 'baby look', really becoming his own little guy.
2. I don't want to hear about, or read about, or see my boy's photos being used without permission. Read what happened to this blogger to get a better idea of what the heck I'm talking about. It's my job to protect him from any weirdos lurking out there. corporate or otherwise. That is also the reason for the (more visible) watermark on them too.
That doesn't mean I won't be sharing photos of him here from time to time...in fact, I think I should do just that right now!

He's growing so fast I can hardly believe it.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Oh Boy...am I tired!

but it's SO worth it! I finished up editing and putting together the online gallery for these 2 cuties...



I LOVE doing this, and I get so into it, I forget about the clock and that the sweetly sleeping baby doesn't care if I'm tired - he's going to want to play and eat and crawl and eat stuff he shouldn't be and pull himself up on things he shouldn't. I promised him that I would take him to a drop in playgroup today (as if he'd know if I changed my mind) and we're still going to go...I'll just need coffee when I get there!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Where does the time go?

It's been a while since I posted here... I've been busy living life, enjoying my sweet boy and the beautiful summer-like days that are here.
I've also been shooting.
A couple months ago, sweet baby Natalie was here for a newborn shoot. She's now almost 3 months!! Well, today She and her adorable big sister Maddie were BOTH here for a session. What a fun time! Both girls are just beautiful.
Here are a couple of sneak peeks! (Click on each photo to view larger)