Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

151 of 365 Dr Peter MacKinnon

I had the opportunity to photograph the Leadership Saskatoon Alumni evening at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr Peter MacKinnon, president of the University was the key note speaker. A fun evening and a great opportunity to chat with some very prominent and influential people in Saskatoon.
The food was pretty good too! :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

150 of 365 Pure Joy

Norah has such a wonderful, joyful disposition. She has huge smiles now and her arms get moving with the excitement. She is trying so hard to "talk". She always lights up with huge grins when she sees Eva and Eva so enjoys Norah and is so gentle with her. I just love seeing the two of them interact.

I am spending a lot of time with the girls as their Dad is out of town on courses - so you are getting a lot of Eva and Norah photos. I figure better then photos of fence painting and deck sanding which is what I am doing when not visiting the girls. :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

149 of 365 Curl

There once was a girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.

And when she was good
She was very, very good,
but when she was bad
she was.... well still cute as a button.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

148 of 365 Survival

Temps down to freezing twice, snow and cold pouring rain today.... and they are still surviving. If they can make it thru the past week they can withstand anything. I took this thru the kitchen doors because I wasn't going out there.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

147 of 365 Ultimatum

I gave David an ultimatum this morning.
Enough was enough!

Today was the first Saturday in a very LONG time that we did not have obligations (grand babies, fences to paint, yard work, funerals or weddings)!

An hour long serious bike ride or an hour at the gym. 
Take your pick!

He chose breakfast at Poached....

Gosh I love this guy!

Friday, May 25, 2012

146 of 365 John Deere

Another photos taken at about, oh, 115k/hr. John Deere does a pretty good business here on the Canadian Prairies.

Good to be back home. I know Eva is happy to be out of her car seat. We have discovered she lasts about 2 hrs and 30 minutes. She is absolutely fed up at about 3 hours and 12 minutes. But she is still young enough to be distracted for the last 18 minutes with grandpa and grandma singing "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" at the top of their lungs.
and "Skimity Rinky Dinky Do" and " Flea Fly Mosquito"
Yeah, I love you too! Toot! Toot!
Bribing her with some pepsi worked the best.......

Thursday, May 24, 2012

145 of 365 Miss Norah

Isn't she a beauty?
She smiles just like her Momma did. Those eyes just full of joy!
Love it!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

144 of 365 Swinging Time

It is cold, windy and rainy but you can only stay in a 2 bedroom condo with two babies for so long. So we headed to the park for a brief outing and Eva enjoyed the swing. We all got wet feet and the stroller wheels dragged sand and dirt back into the condo but hey we can clean it up.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

143 of 365 Waiting

grandpa should be home soon....

I am totally in love with this photo of Eva. I have captured another Eva moment.

Monday, May 21, 2012

142 of 365 Eva Drives to Yorkton

On the Road again. Yes the girls are joining us in Yorkton this week and Eva helped drive.
.... okay this was a pit stop aka diaper change and stretch stop in Foam Lake. More like a (in a screaming voice) " LET ME OUT OF MY CAR SEAT!" break.
I know, another Eva photo but I held my camera for all of 30 seconds today. The 3.5 hr drive seemed particularly long this time. :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

140 of 365 My Girls

I don't often get them together because Eva only sits for about 4 seconds when Norah is on her lap, but after her sleep this afternoon she was in an exceptionally happy and quiet mood and Norah was smiling away at Eva..... so I got the camera ready, exposure set and we sat Eva down and plunked Norah on her lap. It lasted a whole minute. :) They are watching Barney.
Eva is very gentle and loving with Norah.... just bored very quickly. I am looking forward to 6 months from now when Norah starts to get mobile. It could be a whole lot of fun!

Friday, May 18, 2012

139 of 365 Eva's Eyes

... are incredible and if she would stay put long enough I could get some fabulous shots of them!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

138 of 365 Fence

There is a load of work to be done in the back yard starting with repairs and painting of the  fence. There are new paving stones to be laid, new soil and levelling followed by new sod, new window well, and new sidewalk. Then I will see how the perennials fared all this construction. It's a bit of a mess back there right now, but in another 6 weeks it should be worthy of a BBQ and a few guests.

My back hurts just thinking about it..... I am picking up fence paint tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

137 of 365 Miss Eva Loves Uncle Mark

So nice to have Mark home for a few days. Eva agrees. Mark hash't been home since Christmas. Seven of eleven of the gang are at our house right now - spending a lot of time in the kitchen. :)

Miss Eva takes a walk in the garden with Grandma. 

Miss Eva checks out Uncle Marks fire boots. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

133 of 365 Wedding

Last week I posted a photo of David and his brothers at their fathers funeral reception. This week I am posting David and his brothers at his brother John's wedding.  A very joyous event.

Bunch of hams!

Friday, May 11, 2012

132 of 365 Rehearsal

We are on the road again but this time only 6 hrs east of home at David's brothers wedding. Here is a photo during the rehearsal in St Augustines church in Brandon Mb

Thursday, May 10, 2012

131 of 365 Ice Cream

Eva is such a good little eater. Tonight she had spinach salad then pork roast, potatoes and carrots. She ate it all. She loves everything you put in front of her. So she got an ice cream cone for dessert. Half way through she handed it to us and said "all done" .
She keeps us smiling!

130 of 365 Miss Norah

The girls are visiting this week. I did a photo shoot of 600 people today at a school. I was up on a cherry picker looking down - maybe 30/40 ft in the air. It was a one man gadget so I had to operate it myself. Quite an experience. It wasn't on my bucket list at all to be in the air IN a bucket, but it was the only way to get all those faces. :) I actually had fun! It turned out very well but I can't publish that photo on the web so today's 365 is of Miss Norah watching her mommy. She is starting to smile so it was nice to capture a real hearty one.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

129 of 365 House Fire

Arrived home from work to a fully involved house fire up the street. no one was hurt, the dog made it out but the home is destroyed. A photo of Saskatoon's finest and bravest at work. Sure glad that wasn't my son on that iffy roof fighting that fire. Wait, that is exactly what my son does. I tried to convince him to be an engineer but it didn't work.

More photos on the regular blog here

Monday, May 7, 2012

128 of 365 Rhubarb

There is life in the back yard.

I am working at the Health Region for a few days so the 365 might be a tad lame.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

127 Smokin'

And I thought we were going fast!
Just put in another 6 + hour day on the highway but we are home and ready to go back to work.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

126 of 365 Long Day

Enjoyed a little indulgence at The Olive Garden in Winnipeg after 6 hours in the car. Can't remember what it is called. Another long day of driving tomorrow. Wish we had an Olive Garden in Saskatoon. Only took a few photos today.

Friday, May 4, 2012

125 of 365 Family

We gather for weddings and funerals. This time it is the funeral of David's father and the brothers are together.  They will visit, smoke a cigar, drink scotch and then get on the piano and pull out the guitars.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

124 of 365 Mark

On the road again. Plucked Mark off the battle field in Shilo Manitoba on exercises with the reserves. He is either in a fireman's uniform or an army uniform.
We are on our way to David's fathers funeral in Ontario. A few long days ahead of us.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

122 of 365 Roses

David's father passed away and our neighbour brought over a beautiful bouquets of roses and carnations. Feeling blessed.