It seems like forever-ago…but in reality it was just 2 weeks that I was in London, Ontario visiting friends. When I went to hang out with my friend Jen, we decided to head to London’s Children’s Museum with her two munchkins. After a fantastic lunch out we drove to the Museum to find it closed on a Monday! Jen thought quickly and decided we go back to her place, pick up our cameras…and take some photos, spend some time in the gorgeous sunny afternoon. So that is what we did, it was the most fabulous back-up plan ever!
When we got to the Provincial Park I offered to wear Jen’s amoutiq to carry her youngest. Luckily Jen’s amoutiq was a bit big on her…I put it on, and held breath as I raised my arms to put it on. Jen helped by pulling it down, as I smushed my chest to fit…but our teamwork made it happen, it fit! (Mind you, it was a bit snug…and Jen laughed as she tied up the rope that goes around the bottom of the pouch and my waist as we didn’t need it, because no baby was going to fall out of that pouch!) We got her youngest situated in the back and off we went.
Jen offered to take the following photos of me…
Thanks Jen for taking these awesome photos, lending me amoutiq and your daughter! It made our walk that much more fun…made a dream of mine come true for a few hours…to be able to carry a baby in an amoutiq!
We walked, talked and took photos… Here are some of the ones I shot! It was fun to go out and shoot with someone again. Jen is a fantastic photographer, she has a blog you can take a look at HERE. There’s one realization I had over this holiday is that I need to stop comparing myself with others. Yes, I have friends that are amazing photographers…but I too am a pretty decent photographer. I will come across people’s work that is better than mine, but that can spur me on to create and make better images. It doesn’t mean that my work sucks…it just means that there might be others that are better than me. I suppose my perfectionist brain needs to learn this lesson… so I’m working on it.
We were led down the path by Jen’s oldest… her happy, “C’mon…” and walking stick was awesome! (Well the stick was awesome when it wasn’t hitting me in the face, my own fault maybe for following a 4 year old with a stick too closely!) The whole afternoon was so much fun.
Oh she looks all innocent, but don’t follow too closely behind when she has a ‘walking-stick’!
The rest of our day was awesome. It involved…ditching the girls with their dad, taking the bus downtown London, having a fantastic Italian Dinner…stopping off for some martini’s…another quick stop for some ‘birthday-shots’ for our mutual friend Tina…a bus ride back to Jen’s and then some fantastic YouTube watching. It was awesome… thanks for the great visit. The next time I’ll see you is in the Calgary airport this June…can’t wait…the Yukon won’t know what hit it this June!