And some clever quip...
One of my favorite
events of of the whole year is the East Side Culture Crawl.
It's hard to take photos when you are carrying a kid (next year I am
bringing a camera!), but it's a really enjoyable day. This
year my parents came over for a kid visit before we all went out for
Happy Birthday Helen!
Helen had been feeling under the weather
for the days up until her birthday so we had a pretty low key
day. Nara and I went out for a trip around the
playground so Mom could get some sleep. That evening,
Helen's family came over to share dinner and an ice cream
cake. Everyone had a good time!
Last summer we met the Williams family at
Crescent beach and discovered the joy of throwing rocks in the
ocean. We did the same thing in Victoria, and I've been
looking for another good beach to do the same. Andrea is
currently renting in Deep Cove (she soon leaves for Montreal) so
we decided to come over for the morning to try out rocks on the
There is a pretty large stream that empties
into the cover so after Nara tired of throwing rocks we went to
walk in the stream. The water is pretty thin so there
isn't much issue with falling down. Kids walking in water
did drive home the importance of having shoes at least as
waterproof as the shoes your kid is wearing - otherwise you get
wet feet when you go in after them!
Nara wasn't moving very fast so I got to experiment with
lighting. At this time of the year, the sun doesn't rise very
high up so the lighting is usually at glancing angles. The
most obvious choice is sun behind you (looking at the bright sides
of the objects and kids have squinty eyes) or sun in the frame
(taking photos of the shadow side of things. On film, the
shadow side wasn't such a good idea - it was hard to get nice
detail. I was impressed with what I got from digital - even
with the lens flare and crazy contrast, you still get some nice
Helen's Aunt Jennie has
been staying with us since Claira was born and is leaving
soon. I was parenting and happened upon a happy time (fed, not
tired, want to play) so I took some Photos. Claira has come a
long way - she can almost roll over and almost sit up. She
seems really keen on watching us eat and has good head
control. I'm looking forward to even more developments!
Tags: birthday cake(1), flare(1)
People: Nara(9), Claira(6), Helen(1), Jennie(1), Theresa(1)
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