Earlier this week I had the opportunity to go visit my friend Lisa and her four beautiful sons! It was great to see her and get my fix of newborn baby cuddles! These are the best thing ever! Here’s a few photos as a ‘sneak-peak’ for my friend Lisa, hope you enjoy!
Here are Lisa’s amazing sons… from oldest to youngest. Her oldest just had a birthday this week. Her boys are 9, 7, 5 and 3 weeks old!
The wee little man was very alert for most of my visit. It was really funny when Lisa and I were doing a mini-photo-shoot he just kept staring at me! It was an awesome time filled with heaps of great talks, taking lots of fun photos of a cute little baby and just being in the same room as a great friend! I must admit though for most of my visit I just held the baby he slept, only to give him up to get fed… then take him again!
Lisa’s one request was not to take any photos of her. Being the friend that I am…I didn’t really listen and did manage to get a few of my friend. Lisa might be a wee bit sleep deprived with adjusting to a newborn..and a homeschool mamma for the other 3 boys… years from now I’m sure you’ll be happy I snapped these shots! It’s awesome to have the privilege to seeing my friends now in their roles as mothers…
These photos of all the brothers together were a last minute thing! I convinced the older brothers it would be a great ‘surprise’ for them to get a photo together for their mom for mother’s day. Apparently they agreed… so we ‘snuck’ downstairs to capture these shots! Each big brother took a turn holding their youngest brother…you can tell how much the big brothers adore their baby brother! I love these photos because each boy’s personalities are shinning through!
Just before Lisa drove me back to the Go-Train…I said, wait I didn’t get any shots of me and new baby! So Lisa grabbed my camera and snapped these awesome shots! Thank you
Thanks Lisa for an awesome afternoon, it was so great to visit and talk in person! It was great to see you and the boys…thanks for letting me get my fix of newborn cuddles.
While in Iqaluit a few weeks ago on my last night in town I went over to my friend’s house for dinner. Before we got into the buisness of making pizza for dinner, I snapped a few shots of their family! (A year ago in April I took Josefina’s maternity shots and then last fall I did a 6month shoot for her youngest….)
These two boys are the sweetest I know in Iqaluit!
This little man started taking steps the day before I came over for dinner. One of my favourite moments of being an Infant Room Early Childhood Educator was to be there to see babies when they take their first steps! Nothing can beat that new walking baby- almost zombie- straight arm, straight leg walk! This little man was so excited to show me all his games he was playing on his iPad….Angry Birds and a Buzz Lightyear game!
Just a few ‘family’ shots…
These photos were just the beginning of a great night. Thanks so much for dinner and awesome conversation. I’m glad we are friends. I’ll drop this CD in the mail…as soon as possible…there’s a few more on the disk. Next time I’m in Iqaluit we should head back down to Apex to get some more family shots on the beach!
Before leaving London I did get a chance to head to the Children’s Museum. It was such a fun place to go too. I must admit I do love visiting museums. My first degree is in history so maybe that’s part of it. Going to children’s museums or places with inter-active displays is even more fun… I think it is my inner Early Childhood Educator that likes that part!
So later in my week I returned when the Museum was open with my Jen and her two girls and my friend Erin (sadly it was nap time so her daughter didn’t join us!)
The Children’s Museum has an awesome Arctic Room exhibit for kids to go through, explore and learn things about life in Nunavut. Jen said she remembered visiting it when she was a kid…so it’s been around for a long time in different forms. I think the current exhibition was reopened in 2011!
Here are some of the photos from that exhibit, Enjoy!
The little girls had fun going ‘ice-fishing’…
The other ‘cool’ thing in this room was a fake seal..that you could open up and see all the insides. On the wall above the seal was the question, “How do the Inuit use each part of the seal?” then each part inside was labelled with their name..and the usefulness of that part! it was a really cool learning resource!
We left the ‘Arctic Room’ and went to the other areas of the museum…. Erin and I thought we’d make great astronauts! (thanks for taking the photo Jen!)
Jen showed me how to take this fun selfie in a teeny-tiny mirror!
It was another fun day…and nice to see a bit of my Arctic life in southern Ontario!
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!
One of the things I did while I was on holidays was catch up on some ‘current’ YouTube videos with my friend Jen. We spent like 2 hours watching videos…on her TV via her X-box. Why you might ask? Well I rarely watch YouTube Videos… with only 10gigs of internet a month. I have to be selective how use it so I don’t run out! So that means limited YouTube.
There were MANY videos we watched that were so funny…but this one, I laughed so hard I cried. Then we had to watch it again. I think it made it even better that my friend Jen
loves hates Nickelback so much! So I think you my readers should watch it…because it’s way funny.
Now I have a confession, I use the instagram app on my iPhone and I love it! I downloaded it this past June and have loved using it the past 6months or so. The thing I like about this app it’s an easy way to share photos to Facebook and Twitter. Over my holidays I started using # tags for some of my photos. And all of a sudden I started to get lots of ‘likes’ from people that don’t follow me. I posted a photo with a #Toronto tag and then heaps of people started ‘liking’ my photos, and I might have even gotten 5 likes in like 5mins! I suppose that’s just the way this social media photo-sharing app works. It is kind of funny though…
But don’t worry I draw the line and have never taken photos of duck…but have the rear end of a polar bear! I do love me some filters though…lo-fi is a good choice too! Ok, I’ll stop… but glad I can smile and make fun of myself over my love of this app!