Photo of the Day – I support… Via #instagram

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This car sticker is on a truck down the road from my house. I take the kids out walking or riding and go by it almost every day. For months I’ve thought, I want to take a picture of that! But as happens most of the time, one of my kids distracts me to look at something, or I run by trying to keep up with my very active toddler on his balance bike…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Everyday Life

How does one represent ‘everyday life’ in a picture and make it exciting? I always ponder this question whenever I post a picture on my blog.

I’ve thought about what I like, and what makes me smile when I look at pictures. Outside of the obvious wow factor that some photographs generate, I find myself looking back over my life and that of my wife and kids by checking out photos of the places we’ve been, or the gatherings we’ve attended.

I typically enjoy the mundane, boring photos of my family. They generate the majority of my feelings and memories I cherish. So, when trying to pick the image for this post, it took me some time to give you this…

It makes me smile, it brings back a fond day we recently spent as a family, and I hope that we can look at this picture in the future, and think that it was just another photo of our “everyday life”…

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far

 

This weekend, after many many weeks of heat and laziness on my part, I was able to get out for a desperately needed mountain bike ride!

One of the best parts of living in a place with lots of mountains and trees, is the ability to explore to my heart’s content. On this particular ride, I followed one of the local maps and made a horrible assumption…  Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far”

Weekly Photo Challenge – Urban – Ur A Plant

 


Last night my wife and I had our first date out in a VERY long time! We went out for dinner to our favourite sushi restaurant, then went to the movies. After the show, as we were getting back into the car, I looked across my wife in the car, and saw UR A PLANT!

I loved the irony. Being told I’m a plant by Urban Planet…

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Wrong

Our 2 year old son is a barrel of energy! There are times when I’m at work and my wife texts me, or emails to let me know that he has done something ‘wrong’. The majority of the time he has gotten into something he isn’t supposed to. At those times we don’t sit back and think, “Let’s take a picture…”, which is too bad. One day we will look back at our disaster messes and laugh…lol. So I was happy that one day while I was safe and clean at work, my wife took this picture…

He had quietly opened the fridge and took out the dozen eggs to play with. He created this masterpiece all in the span of time it took my wife to change the baby’s diaper…

If there is one thing fascinating about watching him, it is that he obviously learns a lot from us and his older brothers. Sometimes, without us even knowing that he’s been paying attention. Take the following picture for example…

We have never shown him how to operate the espresso machine. Somehow he knew to get the steamer, place the steam wand inside, and to turn the dial. He watches his mommy do it everyday.

He’s a keen observer, and there’s nothing wrong with that…

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside

When I took this picture at one of the local parks, I didn’t think too much of it. My toddler flying down the tunnel slide. But really, that’s not what’s really going on here, is it?

My son is James Bond.